Analyze Eastern philosophy by completing the following matrix. Provide a definition of the branch of philosophy as given in a philosophical source (the readings, supplemental materials, or outside academic sources) and list a minimum of three historical developments, theories, key contributors, and principal issues. Bullet point answers are acceptable.
Write a 500-word essay on how Eastern and Western philosophies are similar and different. Provide one point of comparison and one point of contrast. Discuss a real-life example of how Eastern philosophy has influenced Western philosophy. As a reminder, Eastern influences on Western culture (such as more people practicing yoga and Tai Chi or the presence of more temples and mosques) are not the same as Eastern influences on the discipline of philosophy.