1st Edition

History of Indian Philosophy

Edited By Purushottama Bilimoria Copyright 2018
    638 Pages
    by Routledge

    638 Pages
    by Routledge

    The History of Indian Philosophy is a comprehensive and authoritative examination of the movements and thinkers that have shaped Indian philosophy over the last three thousand years. An outstanding team of international contributors provide fifty-eight accessible chapters, organised into three clear parts:

    • knowledge, context, concepts

    • philosophical traditions

    • engaging and encounters: modern and postmodern.

    This outstanding collection is essential reading for students of Indian philosophy. It will also be of interest to those seeking to explore the lasting significance of this rich and complex philosophical tradition, and to philosophers who wish to learn about Indian philosophy through a comparative lens.


    Purushottama Bilimoria is Honorary Professor of Philosophy and Comparative Studies at Deakin University and Senior Fellow with the University of Melbourne, Australia. He is also Visiting Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, where he has been Chancellor’s Scholar. He has been a Fellow at Harvard and Oxford (All Souls and OCHS). He serves as Distinguished Teaching Fellow and Doctoral Faculty at the Center for Dharma Studies in the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, as well as Editor-in-Chief of two journals, Sophia and the International Journal of Dharma Studies. His research and publications are on classical Indian philosophy, emotions, aesthetics, comparative ethics, continental philosophy, comparative philosophy of religion, diaspora, bioethics, secularity and customary law.

    'This book is an outstanding achievement of scholarship, breadth of representation, historical nuance, and wide accessibility. The volume contains key articles across a range of areas in mind, knowledge, and reality. This book will be an important resource for both specialists and generalists of Indian philosophy as well as those in Western philosophy seeking to gain an understanding of the vast traditions and complex arguments that make up Indian philosophy.'

    Anand Vaidya,  San Jose State University, USA

    'This meticulously crafted volume, exhaustive in its historical reach and judicious in its choice of topics, promises to become an indispensable resource for both scholars and students of the Indian philosophical tradition.'

    Saranindranath Tagore, National University of Singapore, Singapore

    "It will surely gratify the readers that the volume under review presents the various streams of Indian philosophy in constant contact, as flowing in and out of each other as it were, for this truly reflects an aspect of Indian philosophy itself, which, to a certain extent, sets it apart from western philosophy. "
    -Arvind Sharma, Journal of Dharma Studies