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Philosophies of India

by Heinrich Robert Zimmer, Joseph Campbell (Editor)

"Indian philosophy was at the heart of Zimmer's interest in oriental studies, and this volume therefore represents his major contribution to our understanding of Asia. It is both the most complete and most intelligent account of this extraordinarily rich and complex philosophical tradition yet written."--The New York Times Book Review

A Source Book in Indian Philosophy

by Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Charles A. Moore

«This Source Book in Indian Philosophy fulfills two needs, namely, to supply Western readers with basic source material on Indian philosophy in convenient and usable form and to present source material which represents all of the major philosophical systems and perspectives ofIndia, not merely its earliest and most religious background... There is a general introduction giving a brief history and outline of Indian philosophy, as well as a short explanatory introduction accompanying the selections from each major system.»

From the table of Contents:

. The Vedas, The Upanisads

. The Bhagavad-gita, The Mahabharata, The Laws of Manu, Kautilya's Artha-sastra

. Carvaka, Jainism, Buddhism

. Nyaya, Vaisesika, Samkhya, Yoga, Purva Mimamsa, Vedanta (Samkara, Ramanuja, Madhva)

. Sri Aurobindo, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

. Appendices, Bibliography & Index

Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888-1975) was a prominent Indian philosopher, author and educationalist. He was equally at home in the European and Asiatic traditions of thought, and devoted an immense amount of energy to interpreting Indian religion, culture and philosophy for the rest of the world. He was a visiting professor at many foreign universities, and served asIndia's Ambassador Extraordinary toRussia from 1949 to 1952. He became President of India in 1961 and held this rank until 1967, when he retired from public life.

Charles A. Moore was Professor of Philosophy at the University of Hawaii.

Classical Indian Philosophy

by J. N. Mohanty

About the Author
J. N. Mohanty is professor of philosophy atTemple University. He is the author of many books, including "Reason and Tradition in Indian Thought" (Oxford) and "Transcendental Philosophy" (Blackwell).

Product Description:
In this comprehensive textbook, renowned philosopher J. N. Mohanty examines the range of Indian philosophy from the Sutra period through the 17th century Navya Nyaya. "Classical Indian Philosophy" is divided into three parts that cover epistemology, metaphysics, and the attempt to transcend the distinction between subject and object. Instead of concentrating on the different systems, Mohanty 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. "Classical Indian Philosophy" is essential reading for students of Indian philosophy at every level.

A Concise Dictionary of Indian Philosophy:  Sanskrit Terms Defined in English

by John Grimes

Alphabetized by the Roman translation, provides the devanagari script as well as general translation and the technical uses by various religious traditions. Includes cross-referencing of ideas, 14 charts of categories and sources for the major philosophical systems (though not a complete bibliography) and guides to pronunciation and transliteration.

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