COVID-19 Response at

Read what we're doing...

An Introduction to Indian Philosophy


Product Description
Product Details

Table of Contents

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

Promotional Information

Packed with study tools and clear translations of primary texts, this is an easy-to-use introduction to the mains schools of thought in Indian philosophy.

About the Author

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).


Written with enviable clarity and incisiveness, and provided with helpful didactic material throughout, this up-to-date Introduction will become indispensable reading for all those interested in the fundamentals of Hindu and Buddhist philosophy (from ca. the second to the twelfth centuries C.E.). * " Julius Lipner, Fellow of the British Academy [FBA] and Professor of Hinduism and the Comparative Study of Religion, University of Cambridge, UK *
The most remarkable achievement of this book is the demonstration of how each tradition of Indian philosophy is unified under some theme, such as the 'no self' theory and momentariness of the Buddhists. Bartley successfully displays the diagonal relations between the horizontal and the vertical; that is, he shows how a philosopher within a particular school borrows and develops a notion from a preceding philosopher of an opposing school. * Monica Prabhakar, Philosophy in Review *
Among the book's most impressive features is the abundance of primary textual material which has been translated by the author himself . . . it transforms the book from a mere introductory text into a resource for readers seeking a taste of the primary sources. * Mikel Burley, Religions of South Asia *
There is a lot to like about this book. It includes the key systems of classical Indian thought, is information dense, and draws on some key passages from primary texts. * Adam Schneider, Cleveland State University, USA *

Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
Home » Books » Nonfiction » Philosophy » Eastern
Home » Books » Nonfiction » Philosophy » General
How Fishpond Works
Fishpond works with suppliers all over the world to bring you a huge selection of products, really great prices, and delivery included on over 25 million products that we sell. We do our best every day to make Fishpond an awesome place for customers to shop and get what they want — all at the best prices online.
Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners
You can earn a 5% commission by selling An Introduction to Indian Philosophy: Hindu and Buddhist Ideas from Original Sources on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep! You should start right now!
Authors / Publishers
Are you the Author or Publisher of a book? Or the manufacturer of one of the millions of products that we sell. You can improve sales and grow your revenue by submitting additional information on this title. The better the information we have about a product, the more we will sell!
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top