Introducing the topics, themes and arguments of the most influential Hindu and Buddhist Indian philosophers, An Introduction to Indian Philosophy leads the reader through the main schools of Indian thought from the origins of Buddhism to the Saiva Philosophies of Kashmir.
By covering Buddhist philosophies before the Brahmanical schools, this engaging introduction shows how philosophers from the Brahmanical schools-including Samkhya, Yoga, Nyaya, Vaisheshika, and Mimamsa, as well as Vedanta-were to some extent responding to Buddhist viewpoints. Together with clear translations of primary texts, this fully-updated edition features:
* A glossary of Sanskrit terms
* A guide to pronunciation
* Chronological list of philosophers & works
With study tools and constant reference to original texts, An Introduction to Indian Philosophy provides students with deeper understanding of the foundations of Indian philosophy.
Christopher Bartley is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Liverpool, UK. His previous publications include Indian Philosophy A-Z (2005) and The Theology of Ramanuja (2002).
Preface to the New Edition Introduction: Some Types of Indian Religiosity 1.Foundations of Brahminism: Vedas and Upanisads 2.Buddhist Origins 3.Abhidharma Buddhism 4.Sautrantika Buddhism 5.Nagarjuna and Madhyamaka Buddhism 6.'Mind-Only' Buddhism: Cittamatra 7.Samkhya and Yoga 8.Nyaya and Vaisesika 9.The Mimamsa Vision 10.Vedanta 11.Advaita-Vedanta 12.Visistadvaita-Vedanta 13.Dvaita-Vedanta 14.Saiva Philosophies of Kashmir Glossary Bibliography Index