An Introduction to Indian Philosophy: Hindu and Buddhist Ideas from Original Sources

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Bloomsbury Publishing, Jul 30, 2015 - Philosophy - 304 pages
Introducing the topics, themes and arguments of the most influential Hindu and Buddhist Indian philosophers, An Introduction to Indian Philosophy leads the reader through the main schools of Indian thought from the origins of Buddhism to the Saiva Philosophies of Kashmir.

By covering Buddhist philosophies before the Brahmanical schools, this engaging introduction shows how philosophers from the Brahmanical schools-including Samkhya, Yoga, Nyaya, Vaisheshika, and Mimamsa, as well as Vedanta-were to some extent responding to Buddhist viewpoints. Together with clear translations of primary texts, this fully-updated edition features:

• A glossary of Sanskrit terms
• A guide to pronunciation
• Chronological list of philosophers & works

With study tools and constant reference to original texts, An Introduction to Indian Philosophy provides students with deeper understanding of the foundations of Indian philosophy.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Vedas and Upaniṣads
9
Part I Buddhist Traditions
21
Part II Hindu Traditions
117
Glossary
303
People
309
Bibliography
313
Index
321
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Christopher Bartley is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Liverpool, UK. His previous publications include Indian Philosophy A-Z (2005) and The Theology of Ramanuja (2002).

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