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Evolution of Indian Philosophy

In the pattern of Bertrand Russell's History of Western Philosophy, this book focuses on the evolution of philosophy in India with reference to socio-political and economic conditions, through which one can learn that life ....read below

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In the pattern of Bertrand Russell's History of Western Philosophy, this book focuses on the evolution of philosophy in India with reference to socio-political and economic conditions, through which one can learn that life and thought are invariably interconnected with polity and persons, economy and environment.

The first chapter demonstrates the socio-political, geographical and racial causes for the formation of human thinking, followed by a chapter on what philosophy is and the nature of Indian philosophy. The Vedas and Upanishads, the Bhagavad-Gita, and about five schools of Vedanta, including Kashmir Shaivism were discussed at length in three different chapters. Another three chapters deal with Carvakas, Jainism and Buddhism; and one on Samkhya and Vaisheshika.

This book is unique in the sense that it contains a review in the conclusion; and M.N. Roy has evaluated the philosophical heritage in its introduction. M.N. Roy has remarked that the "chapters are of great importance methodologically, and as such constitute the more valuable part of a commendable work of scholarship."

It is useful as a reference book for students and scholars as well as general readers interested in understanding the evolution of ancient Indian thought, and broadens the horizons of their knowledge of Indian philosophy.

  • Foreword By :
  • Binding: : Hardbound
  • 13 Digit ISBN : 9788124603932
  • 10 Digit ISBN : 8124603936
  • Edition : 2nd Impression
  • Year : 2007
  • Pages : xiv, 266
  • Bibliographic Details : Index
  • Size : 23 cm
  • Weight (approx.) : 500 gm

Foreword
Preface
Preface to the Second Edition
Key to Transliteration

Introduction

1. Being and Thinking

Sociology of Knowledge and its Effects
Developments in Psychology and their bearing 
The Nature of Thought
Effects of Geographical Environment on Thought 

2. Origins of Philosophy

Emergence of Philosophy
Fusion of Races: Formation of Indian Mind
What is Philosophy?
General Features of Indian Philosophy

3. The Vedas and Upanishads

Philosophy in the Vedas
From the Hymns to the Upanishads

4. The Bhagavad-Gita

The Bhagavatas
Monotheism

5. The Carvakas

Indian Materialism
The Lokayatas

6. Jainism

Historical Background
Brief Sketch of Jainism

7. Buddhism

Life and Message of the Buddha
Progress of Buddhism
Philosophical Developments in Buddhism

8. Samkhya and Vaisheshika

Development of Samkhya
Origins of Vaisheshika

9. Schools of Vedanta

Kashmira-Shaivism
Shaivism in South India
Shankara: Advaita Vedanta
Ramanuja: Vishishtadvaita Vedanta
Madhva: Dvaita Vedanta
Later Cults and Future

Conclusion
Index

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