9780415800020

An Introduction to Indian Philosophy: Perspectives on Reality, Knowledge, and Freedom

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415800020

  • ISBN10:

    0415800021

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 8/4/2011
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

Introduction to Indian Philosophy offers a profound yet accessible survey of the development of India#xE2;#xAC;"s philosophical tradition. Beginning with the formation of Brahmincal, Jain, Materialist and Buddhist traditions, Bina Gupta guides the reader through the classical schools of Indian thought, culminating in a look at how these traditions inform Indian philosophy and society in modern times. Offering translations from source texts and clear explanations of philosophical terms, this text provides a rigorous overview of Indian philosophical contributions to epistemology, metaphysics, language, experience and ethics. This is a must-read for anyone seeking a reliable and illuminating introduction to Indian philosophy.

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