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Classical Indian Philosophy : An Introductory Text - Jitendra Nath Mohanty

Classical Indian Philosophy

An Introductory Text

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Published: 28th January 2000
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Renowned philosopher J. N. Mohanty examines the range of Indian philosophy from the Sutra period through the 17th century Navya Nyaya. Instead of concentrating on the different systems, he focuses on the major concepts and problems dealt with in Indian philosophy. The book includes discussions of Indian ethics and social philosophy, as well as of Indian law and aesthetics. Visit our website for sample chapters

At last an overview of classical Indian philosophy that surveys the ethical and legal philosophy, the aesthetics, the philosophy of religion, and not simply the epistemology and metaphysics! And by such an accomplished professional! Mohanty takes us on an intellectual tour that covers immense territory and at the same time attends to details of arguments. We are shown the inner workings of the systems of inquiry, not a lot of names and dates. This is the book for those who want to know about classical Indian thought.--Stephen Phillips, professor of Philosophy and Asian Studies, University of Texas at Austin

Preface
Indian Philosophy: A Historical Overviewp. 1
Theory of Knowledge (Pramana-Theory)p. 11
The Categories (Padartha-s)p. 41
The Self (Atman)p. 59
Central Metaphysical Issuesp. 73
State, Society, and Lawp. 95
Moral Philosophyp. 105
Philosophy of Religionp. 125
Aesthetics of Rasasastrap. 133
Beyond the Pramana-Prameya Distinctionp. 141
A Note on Navya-Nyaya Analysis of Cognitionp. 147
Some General Features of the Indian Theories of Knowledgep. 149
The Classical Darsanas (Systems)p. 153
Glossary of Important Sanskrit Termsp. 159
Bibliographyp. 167
Indexp. 175
About the Authorp. 181
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ISBN: 9780847689330
ISBN-10: 0847689336
Series: Philosophy and the Global Context (Paperback)
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 28th January 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.12
Weight (kg): 0.29