1st Edition

The Philosophical Traditions of India

ISBN 9780415461214
Published September 17, 2008 by Routledge
256 Pages

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Book Description


This volume conveys that Indian philosophy has intricate and complex metaphysical and epistemological theories as other philosophies and that these disciplines – epistemology and metaphysics – are an essential part of Indian philosophy.




Table of Contents

  1. Nature and Development of Indian Thought
  2. The Vedas and Other Sources
  3. The Central Ideas of the Upanisads
  4. The Activist Tradition and the Mimamsa School
  5. The Materialistic Tradition of the Carvakas
  6. The Heterodox Tradition of Jainism
  7. The Heterodox Tradition of Buddhism
  8. The Logical Tradition of the Nyaya
  9. The Pluralistic Tradition of the Vaisesika
  10. The Dualistic Tradition of the Sankhya
  11. The Yoga Tradition of the Patanjali
  12. The Vedanta and the Monistic Tradition of the Spirit
  13. The Epics and the Ethical Codes
  14. The Traditions and Contemporary Trends





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