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Indian Philosophy of Religion

by: A. Ramamurty

The book presents the understanding of different Indian philosophers on some of the basic problems of religion. Considering diverse schools and systems of Indian philosophy, it examines the significance of the arguments presented by the philosophers for grasping the relevance of religious theories and concepts. In the process, it reformulates some of them to make them less technical.

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ISBN: 9788186921227
Year Of Publication: 2002
Edition: 1st
Pages : vii, 144
Bibliographic Details : Index
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: Decent Books
Size: 23 cm.
Weight: 400

Overview

This is work in a significant area of Indian philosophy on which very little work has been done. Most of the Indian philosophers, to whatever school or tradition they belong, have shown concern for understanding the basic claims of religion and for most of them the problems of religion are those that are generated by shruti tradition of Hinduism. Instead of taking any philosophical position in approaching and understanding the problems of religion, this work tries to be comprehensive, and seeks to present and discuss the understanding of different Indian philosophers of some of the basic problems of religion. The arguments presented in this work are taken from different schools or systems of Indian philosophy, and in certain cases they are reformulated to make them less technical. This book will be of immense use to both the students and researches in Indian philosophy of religion and also to general readers.

Contents

Preface
Introduction
1. Divine
2. Creation
3. Reason and Revelation
4. Self
5. The Problem of Evil
6. Mystical Experience and Religion
7. Faith and Understanding
Index

Meet the Author
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A. Ramamurty, Andhra University’s Ph.D (1965), is a reputed scholar of traditional Indian philosophy, with specialization in Vedanta. And has lectured, as the British Council’s visiting fellow, at different universities in the United Kingdom. Also, he has had the distinction of being on the Subject Panel (on Philosophy) of the University Grants Commission (UGC), New Delhi, and a member of the Indian Council of Philosophical Research. Currently, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Hyderabad, Dr. Ramamurty is credited with the authorship of ‘Advaita Mysticism of Shankara’ and ‘The Central Philosophy of the Rigveda’.
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