This text provides a concise, connected account of Indian philosophy. An introductory chapter summarizes Vedic religion and philosophy, then Indian thought is considered in chapters dealing respectively with the early post-Vedic period and the age of the systems. A brief historical survey accompanies each natural division of the subject, in addition to an exposition of its theory of knowledge, ontology and practical teaching. A glossary of Sanskrit terms and a subject index are provided.
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Vedic religion and philosophy; transition to the systems; non-Vedic schools; Nyaya-Vaisesika; Sankhya-Yoga; Purva-mimamsa; Vedanta - absolutistic; Vedanta - theistic.
The author has simplified without distorting and left no fundamental point uncovered."To present within the compass of two hundred pages the whole story of Hindu philosophy demands not only a sense of proportion but also a gift of proper selection. Both these characteristics are prominent in this book...The contents of the book fully justify the claim that it offers a concise and connected accout of Hindu philosophy, providing interpretation and criticism with limits."