Indian Philosophy: With an Introduction by J.N. Mohanty

Paperback | September 15, 2008

byS. Radhakrishnan

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This classic work is a general introduction to Indian philosophy that covers the Vedic and Epic periods, including expositions on the hymns of the Rig Veda, the Upanisads, Jainism, Buddhism and the theism of the Bhagvadgita. Long acknowledged as a classic, this pioneering survey of Indianthought charts a fascinating course through an intricate history. From the Rig Veda to Ramanuja, Radhakrishnan traces the development of Indian philosophy as a single tradition of thought through the ages. The author showcases ancient philosophical texts and relates them to contemporary issues ofphilosophy and religion. This second edition with a new Introduction by eminent philosopher J.N. Mohanty, highlights the continuing relevance of the work and the philosophic tradition it represents.

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This classic work is a general introduction to Indian philosophy that covers the Vedic and Epic periods, including expositions on the hymns of the Rig Veda, the Upanisads, Jainism, Buddhism and the theism of the Bhagvadgita. Long acknowledged as a classic, this pioneering survey of Indianthought charts a fascinating course through an i...

S. Radhakrishnan (1888-1975) was a distinguished scholar, statesman, and author. He taught for many years at Oxford University before becoming the President of India in 1962. He was awarded Bharat Ratna in 1954.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:664 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.68 inPublished:September 15, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019569841X

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Preface to Second EditionPrefaceJ.N. Mohanty: Introduction1. IntroductionPart I: The Vedic Period2. The Hymns of the Rg-Veda3. Transition to the Upanisads4. The Philosophy of the UpanisadsPart II: The Epic Period5. Materialism6. The Pluralistic Realism of the Jainas7. The Ethical Idealism of Early Buddhism8. Epic Philosophy9. The Theism of the Bhagavadgita10. Buddhism as a Religion11. The Schools of BuddhismAppendixNotesIndex