Item Code: IDE224
by M. HiriyannaHardcover (Edition: 2005)
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The beginnings of Indian Philosophy take us very far back to about the middle of the second millennium before Christ. The speculative activity begun so early was continued till a century or two ago, so that the history that is narrated in the following pages covers a period of over thirty centuries. During this long period Indian thought developed practically unaffected by outside influence; and the extent as well as the importance of its achievements will be evident when it is mentioned that it has evolved several systems of philosophy, besides creating a great national religion - Brahmanism, and a great world religion - Buddhism.
The present work is based upon the lectures which Prof. Hiriyanna delivered for many years at the Mysore University. Its foremost aim has been to give a connected and, so far as possible within the limits of a single volume, a comprehensive account of the subject. Indian thought is considered in detail in three parts dealing with the Vedic period, the early post-Vedic period and the age of the systems.
Excerpts from reviews:
This classical exposition of the Outlines of Indian Philosophy by Prof. M. Hiriyanna can be recommended to all students and the general public interested in having a reliable and lucid book on the subject. First published in 1932 it has been used as a text book, giving a comprehensive and connected account of the subject in three parts dealing with the Vedic period, the Early post-Vedic period and the Age of the Systems.
K. Kunjunni Raja,
The Adyar Library Bulletin, 1994
|Chapter I.||Pre-Upanisadic Thought||29|
|Chapter II.||The Upanisads||48|
EARLY POST-VEDIC PERIOD
|Chapter III.||General Tendencies||87|
|Chapter V.||Early Buddhism||133|
AGE OF THE SYSTEMS
|Chapter IX.||Later Buddhistic Schools||196|
|Chapter XIII.||Vedanta. (A) Advaita||336|
|Chapter XIV.||Vedanta (B) Visistadvaita||383|