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Eliot Deutsch is an eminent philosopher, teacher, and writer. He has made important contributions to the understanding and appreciation of Eastern philosophies in the West through his many works on comparative philosophy and comparative aesthetics. Deutsch is Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Department of Philosophy, University of Hawaii. He was editor (1967-1987) of the international journal Philosophy East and West, Director of the Sixth Eastern Philosophers conference, and past president of the Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy.

Deutsch received his Ph.D. from Columbia University and has been visiting professor at the University of Chicago and Harvard University, and a visiting fellow and life member of the University of Cambridge. He has been an invited lecturer at numerous universities and colleges in Asia, Europe, and the Americas, and is the author of 15 books, including, On Truth: An Ontological Theory (1979); Advaita Vedanta: A Philosophical Reconstruction (1969), Studies in Comparative Aesthetics (1975), Religion and Spirituality (1995), Essays on the Nature of Art (1996) and Persons and Valuable Worlds (2001). He has also written over 85 articles and reviews for professional journals. His works have been translated into French, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Korean, and Japanese, highlighting his contributions to transcultural understanding.

Prof. Deutsch's classic sourcebook on Advaita Vedanta has been put into a new edition with changes and additions as The Essential Vedanta: A New Source Book of Advaita Vedanta. Dr. Deutsch co-edited the book with Rohit Dalvi.

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Eliot Deutsch’s Bibliography


The Bhagavad Gita (translator), (Holt Rinehart & Winston, 1968)

Advaita Vedanta : A Philosophical Reconstruction, (University of Hawaii Press, 1969)

Studies in Comparative Aesthetics, (University of Hawaii Press, 1975)

On Truth: An Ontological Theory, (University of Hawaii Press, 1979)

Personhood, Creativity, and Freedom, (University of Hawaii Press, 1982)

Interpreting Across Boundaries, (Motilal Banarsidass, 1989)

Culture and Modernity: East-West Philosophic Perspectives, (University of Hawaii Press, 1991)

A Companion to World Philosophies, (Wiley-Blackwell, 1991)

Religion and Spirituality, (State University of New York Press, 1995)

Essays on the Nature of Art, (State University of New York Press, 1996)

Introduction to World Philosophies, (Prentice Hall, 1996)

Classical Sociological Theory, (Blackwell Publishing Limited, 2002)

Persons and Valuable Worlds: A Global Philosophy, (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2002)

The Essential Vedanta: A New Source Book of Advaita Vedanta (World Wisdom, 2004)

Timeless in Time: Sri Ramana Maharshi, (World Wisdom, 2006)

Introduction to Asian Philosophy, (Prentice Hall, 2006)

The Japanese Arts and Self-Cultivation, (State University of New York Press, 2007)

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