Author: P T Raju
Publisher: South Asia Publishers
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170030552
An indispensable companion volume to the standard works of S Radhakrishnan and S N Dasgupta.
This work, both comparative and critical, is meant to be an intensive philosophical study of Indian philosophies for students in India and abroad. Raju's work makes it clearer than ever before that Indian philosophy is merely not a salvation doctrine, but also has a vigorous academic side, which makes it easy for western philosophers to comprehend Indian thought.
The reader will see important and profound explanations of Time, Space, Causality, Being, Becoming, the Logos and its forms and so on. This work will be extremely useful for East-West studies in depth.
Raju has an intimate acquaintance with a remarkable range of western thinkers and this distinguishes his work from most of what have gone before . . . - -John E Smith, Clark Professor of Philosophy, Yale University
Raju's credentials are impeccable. He is one of the few scholars in the world who could presume to write a major work on Indian thought. Accordingly, his knowledge of the Indian schools is accurate and impressive. - - Harold H Oliver, Professor of Philosophy, Boston University
The book is remarkable for its comprehensiveness in combination with extensive critical discussions. . . It is a monument to a senior Indian philosopher's lifelong study and thoughtful critical consideration of the great classic systems of his tradition. - - Karl H Potter, Professor of Philosophy, University of Washington
CONTENTS: Introduction / Ideas of the Upanisads / The Mimamsa and the Sovereignty of Ethical Law / The Carvaka and its Anti-Vedic Materialism / Jainism and the Ethics of Self-Conquest / Buddhism and the Ideal of Enlightenment / The Nyaya and the Architechtonic of Logic / The Vaisesika and the Doctrine of Particulars / The Sankhya and the Ideal of Self-Discrimination / The Yogas and Self-Realization Through Psycho-Physical Practice / Introduction to the Vedantic Schools / The Vedanta of Sankara: Non-Dualism / The Vedanta of Ramanuja: Non-Dualism of the Qualified Brahman / The Vedanta of Madhva: Dualism of God and the World / Other Vedantins, Kasmir Saivism, and Saktism / The Philosophy of the Bhagavadgita / Contemporary Indian Philosophy / Conclusion & Appendices + Bibliography + Index.
Ideas of the Upanisads
The Mimamsa and the Sovereignity of Ethical Law
The Carvaka and Its Anti-Vedic Materialism
Jainism and the Ethics of Self-Conquest
Buddhism and the Ideal of Enlightenment
The Nyaya and the Architechtonic of Logic
The Vaisesika and the Doctrine of Particulars
The Sankhya and the Ideal of Self-Discrimination
The Yoga and Self-Realization Through
Introduction to the Vedantic Schools
The Vedanta of Sankara: Non-Dualism
The Vedanta of Ramanuja: Non-Dualims of the Qualified Brahman
The Vedanta of Madhva: Dualism of God and the World
Other Vedantins, Kasmir Saivism, and Saktism
The Philosophy of the Bhagavadgita
Contemporary Indian Philosophy
Glossary of important Sanskrit terms 566.
A note on transliteration and pronunciation 575