Indian Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions #47) (Paperback)

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Indian Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions #47) (Paperback)


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India has a long, rich, and diverse tradition of philosophical thought, spanning some two and a half millennia and encompassing several major religious traditions.

In this intriguing introduction to Indian philosophy, the diversity of Indian thought is emphasized. It is structured around six schools of thought that have received classic status. Sue Hamilton explores how the traditions have attempted to understand the nature of reality in terms of inner or
spiritual quest and introduces distinctively Indian concepts, such as karma and rebirth. She also explains how Indian thinkers have understood issues of reality and knowledge--issues that are also an important part of the Western philosophical tradition.

About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds
of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.
Sue Hamilton is a Professor of Religious Studies in the Department of Theology at King's College.
Product Details ISBN: 9780192853745
ISBN-10: 0192853740
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: June 7th, 2001
Pages: 168
Language: English
Series: Very Short Introductions