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An Introduction to Indian Philosophy

 
Dhirendramohan Datta (Author) Satischandara Chatterjee (Author)
Synopsis An Introduction to Indian Philosophy, termed by Srila Prabhupada as 'very authoritative', while introducing the reader to the spirit, vast ocean of knowledge and outlook of Indian philosophy, also helps him to grasp thoroughly the central ideas. Philosophy, in its widest etymological sense, means 'love of knowledge'. It tries to search for knowledge o himself, the world and God, and describes the Indian way of life as we know it. Indian philosophy denotes the philosophical speculations of all Indian thinkers, ancient or modern, Hindus or non-Hindus, theists or atheists. Some believe 'Indian philosophy' to be synonymous with 'Hindu philosophy', however, this would be true only if the word 'Hindu' were taken in the geographical sense of 'Indian'. But if 'Hindu' means the followers of a particular religious faith known as Hinduism, the supposition would be wrong and misleading. The authors have, with considerable merit, highlighted the significance of Indian views in terms of modern Western thought. An Introduction to Indian Philosophy is a seminal work covering topics as varied as the Carvaka, Jaina, Vaisesika, Mimamsa, Bauddha, Sankhya Systems, amongst others.
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About the author

Satischandara Chatterjee

Satischandara Chatterjee (Ph.D.), formerly worked as Head of the Department of Philosophy, Calcutta University.

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Bibliographic information

Title An Introduction to Indian Philosophy
Format Softcover
Date published: 17.07.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Rupa & Co.
Language: English
isbn 8129111950
length 404p.