Indian Philosophy (Volume 1) is the first of the two brilliant volumes on Indian philosophy during the Epic and Vedic periods.
Summary Of The Book
Indian Philosophy (Volume 1) is a part of the classic two-volume set that surveys the philosophical landscape in India during the Epic and Vedic periods. It covers the Indian schools of thought from the days of the Rig Veda to Ramanuja. This comprehensive survey turns back the clock to search for pearls of wisdom hidden in ancient Indian philosophical texts in a hope to find answers to the burning issues of our time.
Back in the day, the Indian philosophers and thinkers asked a number of illuminating questions, one of the most important of them pertaining to the utpatti (origin) and jnapti (apprehension) of pramanya (truth). At the heart of almost all Indian philosophies lay the three cornerstone concepts of atman (self or soul), karma (work), and moksha (liberation). The incredible depth of these philosophies is captured in Indian Philosophy (Volume 1).
The first volume elaborates on the myriad features that characterize Indian philosophy. The introduction to this new edition is written by the eminent philosopher J. N. Mohanty, who is an emeritus philosophy professor at Temple University. Both volumes 1 and 2 will appeal greatly to scholars, students of Indian philosophy, religious studies, and history, and general readers with a penchant for surveying philosophical thought.
Indian Philosophy (Volume 1) was received with great adulation and cheer. It was appreciated for its elaborate treatment of Indian philosophy. The book can be read by anyone from an undergraduate student studying philosophy to a scholar already well-versed in this field.
About Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was a philosopher, and the Vice President and President of India.
He is the author of several books, including An Idealist View of Life, The Hindu View of Life, The Dhammapada, and The Bhagavadg?t?: With an Introductory Essay, Sanskrit text, English Translation and Notes.
Radhakrishnan was born in a village to the north-west of Chennai. After graduating from Madras Christian College with a Master’s in Philosophy, he joined the Department of Philosophy at Madras Presidency College and later as the Professor of Philosophy at Maharaja’s College, Mysore. He had published his articles in reputed journals like Journal of Philosophy, The Quest, and the International Journal of Ethics and written a book on philosophy. He represented India at the International Congress of Philosophy, Harvard University in 1926 and at UNESCO after India achieved independence from Britain. He was even elected to the Constituent Assembly. In 1952, he was elected as India’s first Vice President, and in 1962 as the second President of India. Teachers Day is celebrated in his name. He is the recipient of the Order of Merit, the Bharat Ratna, the Templeton Prize, and the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade.
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