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Essentials of Indian Philosophy



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The Essentials of Indian Philosophy by M. Hiriyanna
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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.

Table of Contents

Vedic religion and philosophy; transition to the systems; non-Vedic schools; Nyaya-Vaisesika; Sankhya-Yoga; Purva-mimamsa; Vedanta - absolutistic; Vedanta - theistic.

Author Biography

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."
Release date NZ
September 30th, 1995
Country of Publication
New edition
notes, references, glossary, index
Motilal Banarsidass,
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