An Introduction to Indian Philosophy

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A&C Black, Jan 20, 2011 - Philosophy - 245 pages
An Introduction to Indian Philosophy is the definitive companion to the study of Indian philosophy. The book offers an accessible and comprehensive introduction to all the major philosophical concepts and issues in Indian thought. Ideal for undergraduate students the book is written and structured to reflect as closely as possible the way the subject is taught and studied.  The book offers lucid coverage of Indian philosophy and breaks new ground, considering the latest directions in this growing area of philosophical interest. The book describes the various relationships and disputes between Indian traditions of thought in a chronological framework. All the major philosophical schools are covered. Key topics and controversies are illustrated by annotated translations of primary sources that are otherwise difficult to access.  Christopher Bartley's rigorous analysis is supplemented by useful study features, including key examples from philosophical writing, summaries of core concepts, study questions, and guides to further reading.
 

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Contents

Some Types of Indian Religiosity
1
Vedas and Upanisads
7
2 Buddhist Origins
13
3 Abhidharma Buddhism
26
4 Sautrantika Buddhism
35
5 Nagarjuna and Madhyamaka Buddhism
56
Yogacara Buddhism
68
7 Samkhya and Yoga
82
9 The Mımamsa Vision
117
10 Vedanta
134
11 AdvaitaVedanta
138
12 VisistadvaitaVedanta
168
13 DvaitaVedanta and Madhva
184
Some Saiva Philosophies of Kashmir
193
Bibliography
235
Index
241

8 Nyaya and Vaisesika
90

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About the author (2011)

Christopher Bartley is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Liverpool, UK. His previous publications include Indian Philosophy A-Z (Edinburgh UP/Palgrave Macmillan, 2005) and The Theology of Ramanuja (Routledge, 2002).

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