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An Introduction to Indian Philosophy
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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

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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.

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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).

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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 *

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