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Perspectives of reality : an introduction to the philosophy of Hinduism

Author: Jeaneane D Fowler
Publisher: Brighton : Sussex Academic Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. publView all editions and formats
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An introduction to the six major orthodox schools of philosophical thought in Hinduism, known as the orthodox "darsanas". These are concerned with the nature of reality and the path they offer  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Einführung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeaneane D Fowler
ISBN: 1898723931 9781898723936 189872394X 9781898723943
OCLC Number: 237682747
Description: xi, 459 Seiten ; 26 cm
Contents: Systems of belief: monism; advaita; theism; monotheism; polytheism; pantheism; panentheism; dualism; pluralism. The nature of reality: knowledge - what is it to know?, what can be known?, what kinds of knowledge are there?, how is knowledge acquired?; causality - the relationship between causes and their effects; the self - the illusory self, the ego, the real self; the divine - as ultimate reality, as ultimate cause, in relation to the world, in relation to what is known, in relation to the self. Veda and Vedanta. The philosophical school of Mimamsa. Nyaya. Vaisesika. Classical Samkhya and the Samkhya of the Bhagavad Gita. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Sankara's Advaita Vedanta. The Visistadvaita of Ramanuja. The Dvaita of Madhva. (Part contents).
Responsibility: Jeaneane Fowler ; with a foreword by John Koller.

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"The presentation is solid and will serve the needs of advanced undergraduate and beginning level graduate students, as well as non-specialists in Indian philosophy." --Religious Studies Review Read more...

 
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