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An Introduction to Indian Philosophy by Roy W. Perrett

By Roy W. Perrett

This wide-ranging creation to classical Indian philosophy is philosophically rigorous with no being too technical for newcomers. via certain explorations of the complete diversity of Indian philosophical matters, together with a few metaphilosophical concerns, it offers readers with non-Western views on crucial parts of philosophy, together with epistemology, common sense, metaphysics, ethics, philosophy of language, and philosophy of faith. Chapters are based thematically, with every one together with feedback for extra examining. this gives readers with an educated evaluate when allowing them to target specific subject matters if wanted. Translated Sanskrit texts are followed through authorial reasons and contextualisations, giving the reader an realizing of the argumentative context and philosophical form of Indian texts. an in depth word list and a advisor to Sanskrit pronunciation equip readers with the instruments wanted for studying and knowing Sanskrit phrases and names. The e-book can be an important source for either novices and complex scholars of philosophy and Asian studies.

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Chapters are structured thematically, with each including suggestions for further reading. This provides readers with an informed overview, whilst enabling them to focus on particular topics if needed. Translated Sanskrit texts are accompanied by authorial explanations and contextualizations, giving the reader an understanding of the argumentative context and philosophical style of Indian texts. A detailed glossary and a guide to Sanskrit pronunciation equip readers with the tools needed for reading and understanding Sanskrit terms and names.

The difficulty for such a project, however, is to specify plausible necessary conditions on philosophy such that they are satisfied by Western philosophy, but not Indian philosophy. For example, it is sometimes complained that the Indian thinkers were motivated by religious concerns, and hence were not really philosophers. Call this the secularity condition on philosophy. But such a condition is clearly unsatisfactory, for while it is true that many Indian philosophers were motivated by religious concerns, so too were many Western philosophers.

An Introduction to Indian Philosophy This wide-ranging introduction to classical Indian philosophy is philosophically rigorous without being too technical for beginners. Through detailed explorations of the full range of Indian philosophical concerns, including some metaphilosophical issues, it provides readers with non-Western perspectives on central areas of philosophy, including epistemology, logic, metaphysics, ethics, philosophy of language, and philosophy of religion. Chapters are structured thematically, with each including suggestions for further reading.

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