A source book in Indian philosophy

by Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

Other authorsCharles A. Moore (Editor)
Paper Book, 1989



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CI 8700 R128



New Jersey : Princeton Univ. Press, 1989.


Here are the chief riches of more than 3,000 years of Indian philosophical thought-the ancient Vedas, the Upanisads, the epics, the treatises of the heterodox and orthodox systems, the commentaries of the scholastic period, and the contemporary writings. Introductions and interpretive commentaries are provided.

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LibraryThing member Fledgist
An excellent collection of readings in Indian philosophy.
LibraryThing member uma1
This is an excellent source for anyone interested in Indian philosophy and wisdom. The editors have brought together many hard-to-find works from the 19th and 20th centuries in this volume. The subject is not simple, but the truly curious regardless of having no Sanskrit background will find the
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essence of Indian philosophy here. The Vedic and Epic periods are covered extremely well. The sections on the many systems of Indian philosophy will benefit the lay persons and scholars alike. The lay person will have to re-read these to get a full grasp of the depth of the schools of thought. There is also some coverage on Contemporary thought. It is important to read the introduction on the history of Indian thought first so that the rest of the chapters will fall in place as the reader continues.

This is a priceless resource book that can be consulted any time one is looking for opinions or answers from different philosophical systems. The wisdom is ancient, but very applicable for modern times. For the highly academic reader, there is plenty in these articles to research.

The preciousness of this book is well-appreciated by many scholars. Late Dr Radhakrishnan, former President of India and an eminent Sanskrit scholar and philosopher, was a master on the subject. The two scholars have put together this invaluable fountain of wisdom.
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