Indian Philosophy

Indian Philosophy - A Very Short Introduction

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Synopsis

India has a long, rich, and diverse tradition of philosophical thought, spanning some two and a half millennia and encompassing several major religious traditions. This Very Short Introduction emphasizes the diversity of Indian thought, and is structured around six schools which have achieved classic status. Sue Hamilton explores how the traditions have attempted to understand the nature of reality in terms of an inner or spiritual quest, and introduces distinctively Indian concepts such as karma and rebirth. She also shows how Indian thinkers have understood issues of reality and knowledge - issues which are also an important part of the Western philosophical tradition. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Book information

ISBN: 9780192853745
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 181.4
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 153
Weight: 160g
Height: 186mm
Width: 112mm
Spine width: 11mm