A Source Book in Indian Philosophy

A Source Book in Indian Philosophy
Author: Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan,Charles A. Moore
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2014-07-17
ISBN: 1400865069
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Source Book in Indian Philosophy Book Excerpt:

Here are the chief riches of more than 3,000 years of Indian philosophical thought-the ancient Vedas, the Upanisads, the epics, the treatises of the heterodox and orthodox systems, the commentaries of the scholastic period, and the contemporary writings. Introductions and interpretive commentaries are provided.

Classical Indian Philosophy

Classical Indian Philosophy
Author: Peter Adamson,Jonardon Ganeri
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2020-03-26
ISBN: 019259267X
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Classical Indian Philosophy Book Excerpt:

Peter Adamson and Jonardon Ganeri present a lively introduction to one of the world's richest intellectual traditions: the philosophy of classical India. They begin with the earliest extant literature, the Vedas, and the explanatory works that these inspired, known as Upaniṣads. They also discuss other famous texts of classical Vedic culture, especially the Mahābhārata and its most notable section, the Bhagavad-Gīta, alongside the rise of Buddhism and Jainism. In this opening section, Adamson and Ganeri emphasize the way that philosophy was practiced as a form of life in search of liberation from suffering. Next, the pair move on to the explosion of philosophical speculation devoted to foundational texts called 'sutras,' discussing such traditions as the logical and epistemological Nyāya school, the monism of Advaita Vedānta, and the spiritual discipline of Yoga. In the final section of the book, they chart further developments within Buddhism, highlighting Nagārjuna's radical critique of 'non-dependent' concepts and the no-self philosophy of mind found in authors like Dignāga, and within Jainism, focusing especially on its 'standpoint' epistemology. Unlike other introductions that cover the main schools and positions in classical Indian philosophy, Adamson and Ganeri's lively guide also pays attention to philosophical themes such as non-violence, political authority, and the status of women, while considering textual traditions typically left out of overviews of Indian thought, like the Cārvaka school, Tantra, and aesthetic theory as well. Adamson and Ganeri conclude by focusing on the much-debated question of whether Indian philosophy may have influenced ancient Greek philosophy and, from there, evaluate the impact that this area of philosophy had on later Western thought.

Classical Indian Philosophy

Classical Indian Philosophy
Author: J. N. Mohanty
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2000-01-12
ISBN: 074257377X
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Classical Indian Philosophy Book Excerpt:

Renowned philosopher J. N. Mohanty examines the range of Indian philosophy from the Sutra period through the 17th century Navya Nyaya. Instead of concentrating on the different systems, he focuses on the major concepts and problems dealt with in Indian philosophy. The book includes discussions of Indian ethics and social philosophy, as well as of Indian law and aesthetics.

An Introduction to Indian Philosophy

An Introduction to Indian Philosophy
Author: Bina Gupta
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2021-04-23
ISBN: 1000371778
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Indian Philosophy Book Excerpt:

An Introduction to Indian Philosophy offers a profound yet accessible survey of the development of India’s philosophical tradition. Beginning with the formation of Brāhmaṇical, Jaina, Materialist, and Buddhist traditions, Bina Gupta guides the reader through the classical schools of Indian thought, culminating in a look at how these traditions inform Indian philosophy and society in modern times. Offering translations from source texts and clear explanations of philosophical terms, this text provides a rigorous overview of Indian philosophical contributions to epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of language, and ethics. This is a must-read for anyone seeking a reliable and illuminating introduction to Indian philosophy. Key Updates in the Second Edition Reorganized into seven parts and fifteen chapters, making it easier for instructors to assign chapters for a semester-long course. Continues to introduce systems historically, but focuses on new key questions and issues within each system. Details new arguments, counter-arguments, objections, and their reformulations in the nine schools of Indian philosophy. Offers expanded discussion of how various schools of Indian philosophy are engaged with each other. Highlights key concepts and adds new grey boxes to explain selected key concepts. Includes a new section that problematizes the Western notion of "philosophy." New Suggested Readings sections are placed at the end of each chapter, which include recommended translations, a bibliography of important works, and pertinent recent scholarship for each school. Adds a new part (Part III) that explains the difficulties involved in translating from Sanskrit into English, discusses fundamental concepts and conceptual distinctions often used to present Indian philosophy to Western students, and reviews important features and maxims that most darśanas follow. Provides new examples of applications to illustrate more obscure concepts and principles.

Indian Philosophy

Indian Philosophy
Author: M. Ram Murty
Publsiher: Broadview Press
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2012-12-07
ISBN: 1460401131
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indian Philosophy Book Excerpt:

This book introduces the vast topic of Indian philosophy. It begins with a study of the major Upanishads, and then surveys the philosophical ideas contained in the Bhagavadgita. After a short excursion into Buddhism, it summarizes the salient ideas of the six systems of Indian philosophy: Nyaya, Vaisesika, Samkhya, Yoga, Purva Mimamsa, and Vedanta. It concludes with an introduction to contemporary Indian thought.

Indian Philosophy A Very Short Introduction

Indian Philosophy  A Very Short Introduction
Author: Sue Hamilton
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2001-02-22
ISBN: 0191579424
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indian Philosophy A Very Short Introduction Book Excerpt:

India has a long, rich, and diverse tradition of philosophical thought, spanning some two and a half millennia and encompassing several major religious traditions. This Very Short Introduction emphasizes the diversity of Indian thought, and is structured around six schools which have achieved classic status. Sue Hamilton explores how the traditions have attempted to understand the nature of reality in terms of an inner or spiritual quest, and introduces distinctively Indian concepts such as karma and rebirth. She also shows how Indian thinkers have understood issues of reality and knowledge — issues which are also an important part of the Western philosophical tradition. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

How the World Thinks

How the World Thinks
Author: Julian Baggini
Publsiher: Granta Books
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-10-04
ISBN: 1783782293
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How the World Thinks Book Excerpt:

*SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER* 'There to fill the Sapiens-size hole in your life' Observer In this groundbreaking global overview of philosophy, Julian Baggini travels the world to provide a wide-ranging map of human thought. One of the great unexplained wonders of human history is that written philosophy flowered entirely separately in China, India and Ancient Greece at more or less the same time. These early philosophies have had a profound impact on the development of distinctive cultures in different parts of the world. What we call 'philosophy' in the West is not even half the story. Julian Baggini sets out to expand our horizons in How the World Thinks, exploring the philosophies of Japan, India, China and the Muslim world, as well as the lesser-known oral traditions of Africa and Australia's first peoples. Interviewing thinkers from around the globe, Baggini asks questions such as: why is the West is more individualistic than the East? What makes secularism a less powerful force in the Islamic world than in Europe? And how has China resisted pressures for greater political freedom? Offering deep insights into how different regions operate, and paying as much attention to commonalities as to differences, Baggini shows that by gaining greater knowledge of how others think we take the first step to a greater understanding of ourselves.

History of Indian Philosophy

History of Indian Philosophy
Author: Purushottama Bilimoria
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 612
Release: 2017-11-22
ISBN: 1317356179
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of Indian Philosophy Book Excerpt:

The History of Indian Philosophy is a comprehensive and authoritative examination of the movements and thinkers that have shaped Indian philosophy over the last three thousand years. An outstanding team of international contributors provide fifty-eight accessible chapters, organised into three clear parts: knowledge, context, concepts philosophical traditions engaging and encounters: modern and postmodern. This outstanding collection is essential reading for students of Indian philosophy. It will also be of interest to those seeking to explore the lasting significance of this rich and complex philosophical tradition, and to philosophers who wish to learn about Indian philosophy through a comparative lens.

Classical Indian Philosophy of Mind

Classical Indian Philosophy of Mind
Author: Kisor Kumar Chakrabarti
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 309
Release: 1999-05-27
ISBN: 9780791441725
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Classical Indian Philosophy of Mind Book Excerpt:

Addresses the psycho-physical dualism of the Nyaya school of Indian philosophy with references to both Indian and Western philosophy.

Schopenhauer and Indian Philosophy

Schopenhauer and Indian Philosophy
Author: Arati Barua
Publsiher: Northern Book Centre
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9788172112431
Category: Buddhism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Schopenhauer and Indian Philosophy Book Excerpt:

It is hoped that this book will recreate an interest in Schopenhauer’s philosophy in India and abroad with a new perspective. There is a recent revival of Schopenhauerism or at least a rediscovery of certain very original and fundamental ideas of Schopenhauer in the contemporary academic world. Schopenhauer has been rightly described as a â€Âbridge’ between Western and Indian philosophy. In this regard Prof Kossler (President of Schopenhauer Gesellschaft) writes, â€ÂI think in his (Schopenhauer’s) thinking lies a way of bridging cultural differences but that requires a thorough investigation of the relations between the two, which can only be carried out in co-operation with scientists of both cultures.†Hence, this kind of research-oriented volume will further foster mutual understanding between the Eastern and Western philosophical traditions. Indian philosophy already owes so much to Schopenhauer in the sense that he paid homage to the Vedas, Upanisads and Buddhism. Hence the significance of the book would have to be judged in terms of a tribute to Schopenhauer. It will be an honour to the memory of Schopenhauer, one of the first Western thinkers who brought recognition to Indian Philosophy in the west. The most important aspect of the book is that the list of paper-contributors is composed of an international team which includes selected Schopenhauerian scholars from Australia, Japan, USA, Canada, Germany and India who are working on this theme for a long time. But the significance is that the serious research works of these international scholars will be combined for the first time in one single book. Its specialty lies in the fact that the Indian scholars are participating in a large number in this book.

Nietzsche and Buddhism

Nietzsche and Buddhism
Author: Freny Mistry
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter
Total Pages: 211
Release: 1981
ISBN: 9783110083057
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nietzsche and Buddhism Book Excerpt:

For several decades, Monographien und Texte zur Nietzsche-Forschung (MTNF) has set the agenda in a rapidly growing and changing field of Nietzsche scholarship. The book series is international in orientation and reflects the entire spectrum of research on Nietzsche. The series publishes monographs and edited volumes that undergo a strict peer-review process. The series is led by an international team of editors.

Friendship East and West

Friendship East and West
Author: Oliver Leaman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2014-03-05
ISBN: 1136785256
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Friendship East and West Book Excerpt:

There has been renewed interest in the concept of friendship in contemporary philosophy. Many of the existing treatments of the topic have been limited to Western notions of friendship, yet there is a far wider perspective available to us through an examination of a more extended cultural examination of the topic. Cultures other than those in Christian Europe have had important and interesting observations to make on the nature of friendship, and in this collection there is treatment not only of Greek and Christian ideas of friendship, but also of Islamic, Jewish, Chinese, Japanese and Indian perspectives. A rich and extended view of the concept of friendship results from these various examinations.

Indian Philosophy A Z

Indian Philosophy A Z
Author: Christopher Bartley
Publsiher: Edinburgh University Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2020-03-31
ISBN: 0748680845
Category: PHILOSOPHY
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indian Philosophy A Z Book Excerpt:

This alphabetical handbook defines and explains key concepts in classical Indian philosophy, identifies controversial issues, describes major traditions of thought, and locates influential thinkers in their intellectual and religious contexts. Extensive cross-referencing provides users with an overview of systematic doctrines and disagreements. While many entries deal with fundamentals, others explain technicalities usually overlooked in Western writings about Indian thought, making Indian Philosophy A-Z a unique resource for both beginners and specialists in the fields of Indian religions and philosophies.Features* The only handbook of its kind* Written in non-technical language* Extensive cross-referencing

Indian Buddhist Philosophy

Indian Buddhist Philosophy
Author: Amber Carpenter
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-09-03
ISBN: 1317547772
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Indian Buddhist Philosophy Book Excerpt:

Organised in broadly chronological terms, this book presents the philosophical arguments of the great Indian Buddhist philosophers of the fifth century BCE to the eighth century CE. Each chapter examines their core ethical, metaphysical and epistemological views as well as the distinctive area of Buddhist ethics that we call today moral psychology. Throughout, this book follows three key themes that both tie the tradition together and are the focus for most critical dialogue: the idea of anatman or no-self, the appearance/reality distinction and the moral aim, or ideal. Indian Buddhist philosophy is shown to be a remarkably rich tradition that deserves much wider engagement from European philosophy. Carpenter shows that while we should recognise the differences and distances between Indian and European philosophy, its driving questions and key conceptions, we must resist the temptation to find in Indian Buddhist philosophy, some Other, something foreign, self-contained and quite detached from anything familiar. Indian Buddhism is shown to be a way of looking at the world that shares many of the features of European philosophy and considers themes central to philosophy understood in the European tradition.

Journal of Indian Philosophy and Religion

Journal of Indian Philosophy and Religion
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Philosophy and religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Journal of Indian Philosophy and Religion Book Excerpt:

Religious Traditions of the World

Religious Traditions of the World
Author: James F. Lewis,William G. Travis
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 424
Release: 1999-03-10
ISBN: 1579102301
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religious Traditions of the World Book Excerpt:

Originally published: Grand Rapids, Mich.: Zondervan Publishing House, c1991.

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Humanism

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Humanism
Author: Andrew Copson
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2015-06-02
ISBN: 1119977177
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Humanism Book Excerpt:

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Humanism presents an edited collection of essays that explore the nature of Humanism as an approach to life, and a philosophical analysis of the key humanist propositions from naturalism and science to morality and meaning. Represents the first book of its kind to look at Humanism not just in terms of its theoretical underpinnings, but also its consequences and its diverse manifestations Features contributions from international and emerging scholars, plus renowned figures such as Stephen Law, Charles Freeman and Jeaneanne Fowler Presents Humanism as a positive alternative to theism Brings together the world s leading Humanist academics in one reference work

Eastern Philosophy The Basics

Eastern Philosophy  The Basics
Author: Victoria S. Harrison
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2018-09-19
ISBN: 1315436515
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eastern Philosophy The Basics Book Excerpt:

Eastern Philosophy: The Basics is an essential introduction to major Indian and Chinese philosophies, both past and present. Exploring familiar metaphysical and ethical questions from the perspectives offered by a range of eastern philosophies, including Confucianism, Daoism, the main Buddhist and Hindu philosophical schools, as well as Jainism, this book covers key figures, issues, methods and concepts. Questions discussed include: What is the ‘self’? Is human nature inherently good or bad? How is the mind related to the world? How can you live an authentic life? What is the fundamental nature of reality? With timelines highlighting key figures and their contributions, a list of useful websites, pronunciation guides and further reading suggestions, Eastern Philosophy: The Basics provides an engaging overview of fundamental ideas in eastern philosophy. The second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to take account of the most recent scholarship. It includes study questions for each chapter, an updated bibliography, a new section on the Yijing and expanded discussion of Indian philosophies and their basis in experience. Eastern Philosophy: The Basics is valuable reading for all students of philosophy and religion, especially those seeking to understand eastern thought.

Eastern Philosophy

Eastern Philosophy
Author: Victoria S. Harrison
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 199
Release: 2013
ISBN: 0415587328
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eastern Philosophy Book Excerpt:

Eastern Philosophy: The Basics is an essential introduction to major Indian and Chinese philosophies, both past and present. Exploring familiar metaphysical and ethical questions from the perspectives of different Eastern philosophies, including Confucianism, Daoism, and strands of Buddhism and Hinduism, this book covers key figures, issues, methods and concepts. Questions discussed include: What is the 'self'? Is human nature inherently good or bad? How is the mind related to the world? How can you live an authentic life? What is the fundamental nature of reality? Throughout the book the relationships between Eastern Philosophy, Western Philosophy and the questions reflective people ask within the contemporary world are brought to the fore. With timelines highlighting key figures and their contributions, a list of useful websites and further reading suggestions for each topic, this engaging overview of fundamental ideas in Eastern Philosophy is valuable reading for all students of philosophy and religion, especially those seeking to understand Eastern perspectives.

India s Greatest Minds

India   s Greatest Minds
Author: Mukunda Rao
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2022-04-25
ISBN: 9389253543
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

India s Greatest Minds Book Excerpt:

Indian spirituality, from solemn sages to irreverent rebels. A plethora of religions, cultures, languages and peoples have over the ages nurtured a plurality of ideas, beliefs, influences and practices thriving in India. In India's Greatest Minds, Mukunda Rao takes readers on an exhilarating, exhaustive journey through the lives and teachings of India's most illustrious spiritual masters, thinker-activists and philosophers, making their wisdom accessible to all. Beginning from 700 BCE to the present day, moving across the length and breadth of the subcontinent, and covering every significant school of thought, Rao provides a comprehensive view of the trajectory of Indian thought as it developed over centuries, enriching minds and shaping modern discourse. Whether tackling profound questions on the meaning of life or plunging into the restless urgency of social reform, this book showcases an intellectual and cultural heritage that is uniquely Indian. From Kapila, Patanjali, Buddha and Mahavira to Andal, Kabir, Guru Nanak, Bulleh Shah and Chaitanya, and from Shishunala Sharifa, Ramakrishna and Vemana to Birsa Munda, Tagore, Gandhi and Ambedkar - the profiles of luminaries in this invaluable compendium will inspire and elevate its readers. Rich in both essence and detail, this treasury celebrates the individuals who rebelled against existing conventions and transcended every divide in their quest for enlightenment, transforming themselves and the world along the way.