Philosophy Group has been reading and discussing the ideas from Western
philosophy for the past eight years. So in 2018 we decided to see what
Eastern philosophy had to offer.
We selected ‘Eastern Philosophy’ by Victoria Harrison, discussing the
first chapter in March 2019.
is at pains to explain that there is no ‘Eastern philosophy’. There are
many schools of philosophy with their own ideas. In the book she
describes Indian philosophy and Chinese philosophy in separate
sections. The chapters in the book to be discussed are
thought-provoking subjects, such as Reason, Reality and Virtue.
The Indian philosophies devised rules to allow discussions to take
place fairly. Other rules were made to decide if the knowledge we have
comes from a reliable source. The various sects or darsanas each had
their own rules.
We are looking forward to getting an understanding of these
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