An Introduction to Indian Philosophy: Hindu and Buddhist Ideas from Original Sources
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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Abhidharma Abhinavagupta actions Advaita Advaitins agent ātman atoms avidyā awareness basic belief Bhagavad Gītā brahman Buddha Buddhist called causal cognition commentary complex concepts conditioned consciousness cosmos Dharmakīrti dharmas differentiated Dignāga distinct divine effect enduring entities essence established everything existence external objects factors finite Gītā human identity impermanent individual inference intrinsic nature jāti karma knowledge Kumārila Maṇḍana Miśra manifestation material means of knowing mental mind mind-independent misconception momentary Nāgārjuna notion Nyāya Nyāya-Vaiśeṣika occurs one’s true ontology perceived perception permanent person physical pramāṇa produced properties pure Rāmakaṇṭha Rāmānuja reality rebirth reflexive relation representations ritual Śaiva śakti Śaṃkara Sāṃkhya saṃsāra Sautrāntika scriptures sense sense-faculties sensory Śiva skandhas soul Śrī Bhāṣya śruti stream of experiences subjects of experience substance substrate substrative cause svabhāva theory things thought tradition truth unconditioned understanding understood universal upādhi Upaniṣads Utpaladeva Vaibhāṣikas Vasubandhu Vedānta Vedas Vedic Viśiṣṭādvaita words