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An Introduction To Indian Philosophy
An Introduction To Indian Philosophy

An Introduction To Indian Philosophy

by Satischandara Chatterjee

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English

Publisher

Rupa

ISBN

8129111950 - Year: 2010 - Pages: 404

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Paperback

Satischandara Chatterjee
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Author: Satischandara Chatterjee
Dhirendramohan Datta/
Publisher: Rupa
Year: 2010
Language: English
Pages: 404
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8129111950

Description

An Introduction to Indian Philosophy, termed by Srila Prabhupada as ‘very authoritative’, while introducing the reader to the spirit, vast ocean of knowledge and outlook of Indian philosophy, also helps him to grasp thoroughly the central ideas. Philosophy, in its widest etymological sense, means ‘love of knowledge’. It tries to search for knowledge o himself, the world and God, and describes the Indian way of life as we know it.

Indian philosophy denotes the philosophical speculations of all Indian thinkers, ancient or modern, Hindus or non-Hindus, theists or atheists. Some believe ‘Indian philosophy’ to be synonymous with ‘Hindu philosophy’, however, this would be true only if the word ‘Hindu’ were taken in the geographical sense of ‘Indian’. But if ‘Hindu’ means the followers of a particular religious faith known as Hinduism, the supposition would be wrong and misleading.

The authors have, with considerable merit, highlighted the significance of Indian views in terms of modern Western thought. An Introduction to Indian Philosophy is a seminal work covering topics as varied as the Carvaka, Jaina, Vaisesika, Mimamsa, Bauddha, Sankhya Systems, amongst others.

Contents

Preface to the First Edition

Preface to the Second Edition

Preface to the Sixth Edition

Preface to the Seventh Edition

Chapter I:
GENEAL INTRODUCTION
1. The Basic Features of Indian Philosophy
2. A Brief Sketch of the Systems

Chapter II:
THE CARVAKA PHILOSOPHY
1. Its Origin and Scope
2. The Carvaka Epistemology
3. Metaphysics
4. Ethics
5. Conclusion

Chapter III:
THE JAINA PHILOSOPHY
1. Introduction
2. The Jaina Theory of Knowledge
3. The Jaina Metaphysics
4. The Jaina Ethics and Religion

Chapter IV:
THE BAUDDHA PHILOSOPHY
1. Introduction
2. The Teachings of Buddha:
The Four Noble Truths
3. The Schools of Buddha Philosophy
4. The Religious Schools of Buddhism:
Hanayana and Mahayana

Chapter V:
THE NYAYA PHILOSOPHY
1. Introduction
2. The Nyaya Theory of Knowledge
3. The Nyaya Thecry of the Physical World
4. The Individual Self and its Liberation
5. The Nyaya Theology
6. Conclusion

Chapter VI:
THE VAISESIKA PHILOSOPHY
1. Introduction
2. The Categories
3. The Creation and Destruction of the World
4. Conclusion

Chapter VII:
THE SANKHYA PHILOSOPHY
1. Introduction
2. The Sankhya Metaphysics
3. The Sankhya Theory of Knowledge
4. The Doctrine of Liberation
5. The Problem of God
6. Conclusion

Chapter VIII:
THE YOGA PHILOSOPHY
1. Introduction
2. Yoga Psychology
3. Yoga Ethics
4. Conclusion

Chapter IX:
THE MIMAMSA PHILOSOPHY
1. Introduction
2. The Mimamsa Theory of Knowledge
3. Mimamsa Metaphysics
4. Mimamsa Religion and Ethics

Chapter X:
THE VEDANTA PHILOSOPHY
1. Introduction
2. The Monism of Sankara (Advaita)
3. The Qualified Monism of Ramanuja (Visistadvatta)


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