Author: Christopher Bartley
Publisher: New Age Books
ISBN/UPC (if available): 97878223131
This alphabetical handbook defines and explains key concepts in classical Indian philosophy, identifies controversial issues, describes major traditions of thought, and locates influential thinkers in their intellectual and religious contexts.
It is written in such a way that a glance at a particular entry will assist understanding of the way in which a term is used on a particular occasion.
Features of this book are: Dedicated coverage of particular topics within philosophy, Coverage of key terms and major figures, Cross-references to related terms. It is in the nature of the case that concepts and logical techniques described here are taken out of specific contexts.
Extensive cross-referencing provides users with an overview of systematic doctrines and disagreements. While many entries deal with fundamentals, others explain technicalities usually overlooked in Western writings about Indian thought, making Indian Philosophy A-Z a unique resource for both beginners and specialists in the fields of Indian religions and philosophies.
Chris Bartley's book is designed to show that the task of explaining Indian philosophical concepts is not as difficult or mysterious as has often been thought. It presents philosophical terms from different areas of the discipline in accessible and interesting ways
Series Editor's Preface
Using This Book
Indian Philosophy A - Z
English - Sanskrit Glossary
Glossary of Headwords in Text with Diacritical Marks