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Perspectives of reality : an introduction to the philosophy of Hinduism

Author: Jeaneane D Fowler
Publisher: Brighton ; Portland, Or. : Sussex Academic Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView 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
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fowler, Jeaneane D.
Perspectives of reality.
Brighton ; Portland, Or. : Sussex Academic Press, 2002
(OCoLC)655119945
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeaneane D Fowler
ISBN: 1898723931 9781898723936 189872394X 9781898723943
OCLC Number: 49530055
Description: xi, 459 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Foreword / John Koller --
The nature of philosophy --
The darsanas --
Reality --
Epistemology: the theory of knowledge --
The self --
Causality --
The concept of God --
Liberation --
Types of belief --
Theism --
Monotheism --
Polytheism --
Pantheism --
Panentheism --
Dualism --
Pluralism --
Monism --
Non-dualism --
Veda --
Schools of Indian philosophy --
Veda: wisdom --
Vedic religion --
Polytheism of the Vedas --
Monotheism of the Vedas --
Vedanta --
The Upanisads --
Brahman --
Atman --
Brahman-atman --
The empirical self --
Liberation --
Perspectives of reality in the Upanisads --
The means to ultimate Reality --
The Hindu darsanas --
Purva Mimamsa --
Background to the school --
Main proponents and commentators --
General features of the school --
Reality: the Mimamsa view of the world --
Padarthas: categories of reality --
Epistemology --
Error --
Pramanas --
The self --
Causality --
The concept of God --
Liberation --
Vaisesika --
Background to the school --
Main proponents and commentators --
Reality: the Vaisesika view of the world --
Epistemology --
Pramanas --
Error --
Padarthas: categories of reality --
The self --
Causality --
The concept of God --
Liberation --
Nyaya --
Background to the school --
Main proponents and commentators --
Reality: the Nyaya view of the world --
Padarthas: categories of reality --
Epistemology --
Pramanas --
Prameyas --
The self --
Causality --
The concept of God --
Liberation --
Samkhya --
Background to the school --
Main proponents and commentators.
Responsibility: Jeaneane Fowler ; with a foreword by John Koller.

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