Do you know of any good alternatives to this book that give a wide representation of Western Philosophy?

Are there any good books that give a history of Eastern Philosophy?

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    Title: Connections to the world : the basic concepts of philosophy Author: Danto, Arthur C., 1924-2013. Publisher:University of California Press,Pub date:1997, c1989. With Danto you also get someone who was keenly interested in art. Title: Encounters & reflections : art in the historical present, Author: Danto, Arthur C., 1924-2013. Publisher:Farrar, Straus & Giroux,Pub date:c1990. And other books. Mainly visual art. He wrote other – Gordon May 13 '18 at 23:34
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    And Julian Marias, perhaps a bit dated now, but still good: amazon.com/History-Philosophy-Historia-Filosofia-Julian/dp/… Also you can do a search here for other suggestions. – Gordon May 13 '18 at 23:37
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I don't know of any comprehensive histories of 'Eastern' philosophy but there are many surveys.

Great Thinkers of the Eastern World (Harper Collins) Ed. Ian P mcGreal. This is very good. It leaves out far more great thinkers than it includes but this is inevitable.

For a compendium of ideas and extracts there is A Treasury of Traditional Wisdom (George, Allen & Unwin)

Evelyn Underhill's Mysticism is still popular but it is heavily coloured by Christian thinking and imho not well-informed or entirely trustworthy.

Huxley's Perennial Philosophy is still a good read although rather narrow imho.

Eagle Editions do a very good series called 'The Essence of...'that includes Gnosticism, Sufism, Rumi, Kabbala, Tao and other relevant topics.

Hindu Scriptures by RC Zachner is good and serves as a sort of ground-zero for the rest of the tradition.

There's a nice little book called The Mystics of Islam (Penguin) by Reynold Nicholson.

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You might want to take a look at The Story of Philosophy by Will Durant. First published in 1926, the popular history takes Western philosophy from Plato to Nietzsche, then discusses then-contemporary European philosophers Bergson, Croce, and Russell, and Americans Santayana, James and Dewey.

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For the western bit, try A New History of Western Philosophy by Anthony Kenny; there's also a history by Coppleston that is pretty good.

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