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An introduction to Indian philosophy : perspectives on reality, knowledge, and freedom

Author: Bina Gupta
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2012.
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An Introduction to Indian Philosophy offers a profound yet accessible survey of the development of India's philosophical tradition. Beginning with the formation of Brahmanical, Jaina, Materialist, and Buddhist traditions, Bina Gupta guides the reader through the classical schools of Indian thought, culminating in a look at how these traditions inform Indian philosophy and society in modern times. Offering  Read more...
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Gupta, Bina, 1947-
Introduction to Indian philosophy.
New York : Routledge, 2012
(DLC) 2011005933
(OCoLC)752277214
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bina Gupta
ISBN: 9780203806128 0203806123 9781136653100 1136653104 1283442388 9781283442381
OCLC Number: 782917846
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 343 pages) : illustrations
Contents: pt. 1. --
pt. 2. The foundations --
pt. 3. Non-Vedic systems --
pt. 4. The ancient systems --
pt. 5. Systems with global impact --
pt. 6. The teachings of the Bhagavad Gītā --
pt. 7. Modern Indian thought.
Responsibility: Bina Gupta.
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An Introduction to Indian Philosophy offers a profound yet accessible survey of the development of India's philosophical tradition. Beginning with the formation of Brahmanical, Jaina, Materialist, and Buddhist traditions, Bina Gupta guides the reader through the classical schools of Indian thought, culminating in a look at how these traditions inform Indian philosophy and society in modern times. Offering translations from source texts and clear explanations of philosophical terms, this text provides a rigorous overview of Indian philosophical contributions to epistemology, metaphysics, philos.

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