Overview for An Encyclopaedic Dictionary of Philosophy
Informed by diverse philosophical, religious and political traditions which have roots within and outside India, contemporary Indian thought becomes intelligible when it is situated in its proper perspective. The contemporary discourse expresses various stands of classical influence--Vedantin, Buddhist, Jain, Christianity, Islam, Sufism, Sikkhism, modernist liberal and socialist thought and its post-modernist critiques. No other single dictionary meets the needs of Indian readers as the focus is often on an exclusivist exploration of a specific tradition. Besides providing brief notes on the major thinkers from diverse cultures, this dictionary helps the reader to gain clarity about such philosophical terms which are central to contemporary intellectual discourse both within and outside India. The dictionary would be useful not only to the students and teachers of philosophy but also to those of humanities and social sciences and general readers interested in culture, arts, politics, moral and religion.
Dharmendra Goel (Author)
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