An Introduction to Indian Philosophy: Perspectives on Reality, Knowledge, and Freedom

1st Edition

Bina Gupta

Routledge
Published August 3, 2011
Textbook - 346 Pages
ISBN 9780415800037 - CAT# Y100593

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Summary

An Introduction to Indian Philosophy offers a profound yet accessible survey of the development of India’s philosophical tradition. Beginning with the formation of Brahmanical, Jaina, Materialist, and Buddhist traditions, Bina Gupta guides the reader through the classical schools of Indian thought, culminating in a look at how these traditions inform Indian philosophy and society in modern times. Offering translations from source texts and clear explanations of philosophical terms, this text provides a rigorous overview of Indian philosophical contributions to epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of language, and ethics. This is a must-read for anyone seeking a reliable and illuminating introduction to Indian philosophy.

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