Author: Paul DeussenPublisher: Motilal BanarsidassYear: 2000Language: EnglishPages: 429ISBN/UPC (if available): 812081620X
Paul Deussen published his brilliant German work Die Philosophic der Upanishads in 1899, which was rendered into English by A S Geden in 1906. This rendering has been very much popular ever since despite the fact that the literature in English and other languages on the philosophy of the Upanishads has piled up considerably now.The philosophy of the Upanishads, according to Paul Deussen, is the culminating point of the Indian doctrine of the universe and this point, he said, had been already reached in Vedic, pre-Buddhistic times; and in philosophical significance has been surpassed by non of the later developments of thought up to the present day. In view of the importance of Deusses’s work Geden’s English rendering is herein reprinted on a persistent demand by the readers of Indian Philosophy.
THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE UPANISHADS:The second period of Indian Philosophy, or the continuance and close of the Times of the BrahmanasINTRODUCTION TO THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE UPANISHADS1.The Place of the Upanishads in the Literature of the Veda2.Brief Summary of the History of the Upanishads3.The Fundamental Conception of the Upanishads and its Significance.THE SYSTEM OF THE UPANISHADSINTRODUCTIONFIRST PART: THEOLOGY, OR THE DOCTRINE OF BRAHMAN1.On the Possibility of Knowing Brahman2.The Search for Brahman3.Symbolical Representations of Brahman4.The Essential Brahman5.Brahman and the Universe SECOND PART:COSMOLOGY, OR THEN DOCTRINE OF THE UNIVERSE6.Brahman as Creator of the Universe7.Brahman as Preserver and Ruler8.Brahman as Destroyer of the Universe9.The Unreality of then Universe10.The Origin of the Sankhya SystemTHIRD PART: PSYCHOLOGY, OR THE DOCTRINE OF THE SOUL11.The Supreme and the Individual Souls12.The Organs of the Soul13.The States of the SoulFOURTH PART : ESCHATOLOGY, OR THE DOCTRINE OF TRANSMIGRATION AND EMANCIPATION, INCLUDING THE WAY THITHER (PRACTICAL PHILOSOPHY)14.Transmigration of the Soul15.Emancipation16.Practical Philosophy17.Retrospect of the Upanishads and Their teachingINDEX1. Subjects2. Reference