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Classical Indian Philosophy

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Deepak Sarma is an associate professor of religious studies at Case Western Reserve University. He is the author of An Introducti... Lire la suite
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Deepak Sarma is an associate professor of religious studies at Case Western Reserve University. He is the author of An Introduction to Madhva Vedanta and Epistemologies and The Limitations of Philosophical Inquiry: Doctrine in Madhva Vedanta and editor of Hinduism: A Reader.



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Deepak Sarma completes the first book in more than fifty years to outline India's key philosophical traditions. Promising to become a standard companion for courses in religion, philosophy, and South Asian studies, Sarma's reader inventively draws on seminal texts and clarifies Indian philosophy's basic language, positions, and issues.Organized by tradition, the volume covers six schools of orthodox Hindu philosophy: Mimamsa (the study of the earlier Vedas, later incorporated into Vedanta), Vedanta (the study of the later Vedas, including the Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads), Sankhya (a form of self-nature dualism), Yoga (a practical outgrowth of Sankhya), and Nyaya and Vaisesika (two forms of realism). It also discusses Jain philosophy and the Mahayana Buddhist schools of Madhyamaka and Yogacara. Sarma unravels these schools' theories of knowledge, perception, ontology, religion, and salvation, and he details central concepts, such as the pramanas (means of knowledge), pratyaksa (perception), drayvas (types of being), moksa (liberation), and nirvana. Selections and accompanying materials inspire readers to rethink their presuppositions and modes of thought, and the accessible translations provided by Sarma also prove these works' modern relevance.



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Acknowledgments Introduction Part I. N?stika (Heterodox) Schools 1. C?rv?ka 2. Buddhism 3. Yog?c?ra Buddhism 4. M?dhyamaka Buddhism 5. Jainism Part II. Five ?stika (Orthodox) Schools 6. Ny?ya 7. Vai?e?ika 8. S??khya 9. Yoga 10. M?m??s? Part III. Schools of Ved?nta 11. Advaita Ved?nta 12. Vi?i???dvaita Ved?nta 13. M?dhva Ved?nta General Bibliography Index

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Titre: Classical Indian Philosophy
Sous-titre: A Reader
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9780231133982
ISBN: 978-0-231-13398-2
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Columbia University Press
Genre: Linguistique et sciences de la littérature
nombre de pages: 288
Poids: 466g
Taille: H232mm x B165mm x T19mm
Année: 2011