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Classical Indian Philosophy: A Reader
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CLASSICAL INDIAN PHILOSOPHY: A READER

PAPERBACK BY SARMA, DEEPAK (111 MATHER HOUSE)

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ISBN
9780231133999
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COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS
 
 
LANGUAGE
ENGLISH
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COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS
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PAGES
288 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
11 MAR 2011

DESCRIPTION

Deepak Sarma completes the first outline in more than fifty years of India's key philosophical traditions, inventively sourcing seminal texts and clarifying language, positions, and issues. Organized by tradition, the volume covers six schools of orthodox Hindu philosophy: Mimamsa (the study of the earlier Vedas, later incorporated into Vedanta), Vedanta (the study of the later Vedas, including the Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads), Sankhya (a form of self-nature dualism), Yoga (a practical outgrowth of Sankhya), and Nyaya and Vaisesika (two forms of realism). It also discusses Jain philosophy and the Mahayana Buddhist schools of Madhyamaka and Yogacara. Sarma maps theories of knowledge, perception, ontology, religion, and salvation, and he details central concepts, such as the pramanas (means of knowledge), pratyaksa (perception), drayvas (types of being), moksa (liberation), and nirvana. Selections and accompanying materials inspire a reassessment of long-held presuppositions and modes of thought, and accessible translations prove the modern relevance of these enduring works.

CONTENTS

Acknowledgments Introduction Part I. Nastika (Heterodox) Schools 1. Carvaka 2. Buddhism 3. Yogacara Buddhism 4. Madhyamaka Buddhism 5. Jainism Part II. Five astika (Orthodox) Schools 6. Nyaya 7. Vaiaeaika 8. Saakhya 9. Yoga 10. Mamaasa Part III. Schools of Vedanta 11. Advaita Vedanta 12. Viaiaadvaita Vedanta 13. Madhva Vedanta General Bibliography Index