A History of Indian Philosophy, Volume 1

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Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 1975 - Hindu philosophy - 528 pages
The work appears in five volumes. Vol. I comprises Buddhist and Jaina Philosophy and the six systems of Hindu thought, viz.., Samkhya, Yoga, Nyaya, Vaisesika, Mimamsa and Vedanta. It also contains the philosophy of the Yogavasistha, the Bhagavadgita and speculations in the medical schools. Vol. III contains an elaborate account of the Principal Dualistic and Pluralistic Systems such as the philosophy of the Pancaratra, Bhaskara, Yamuna, Ramanuja, Nimbarka, Vijnanabhiksu and philosophical speculations of some of the selected Puranas. Vol. IV deals with the Bhagavata Purana, Madhva and his School, Vallabha, Caitanya, Jiva Gosvami and Baladeva Vidyabhusana. Vol. V treats the Southern Schools of Saivism, viz., Saiva Siddhanta, Vira Saivism, philosophy of Srikantha. Saiva Philosophy in the Puranas and in some important texts. In the words of the Oxford Journal 'the collection of data, editing and the interpretation of every school of thought is a feat unparalleled in the field of history of philosophy.'
 

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Contents

BUDDHIST PHILOSOPHY PAGE
3
The Vedas and their antiquity
10
The Vedic gods
16
CosmogonyMythological and Philosophical
23
The Ātman doctrine
49
Emancipation
58
The Pessimistic Attitude towards the World and the Optimistic
75
The State of Philosophy in India before Buddha
78
Jaina Cosmography 21 Jaina Yoga
199
Jaina Atheism
203
A Review
208
Ś Samkhya kārikā Sāmkhya sūtra Vācaspati Miśra and Vij˝āna
226
The Sāmkhya and the Yoga doctrine Soul or Puruşa
238
Prakrti and its evolution
245
The Tanmātras and the Paramāņus
251
Causation as Satkāryavāda the theory that the effect potentially
257

his Life
81
Early Buddhist Literature
82
The Doctrine of Causal Connection of early Buddhism
84
The Khandhas
93
Avijjā and Āsava
99
Sila and Samadhi 100 8 Kamma
101
Mahāyānism
125
The Tathatā Philosophy of Aśvaghoşa 80 A D
129
The Mńdhyamika or the Šūnyavāda schoolNihilism
136
Uncompromising Idealism or the School of Vij˝ānavāda Buddhism
145
Sautrāntika theory of Inference
155
The Doctrine of Momentariness
158
Some Ontological Problems on which the Different Indian Systems diverged
164
CHAPTER VI
169
Two Sects of Jainism
170
The Canonical and other Literature of the Jains
171
Some General Characteristics of the Jains
172
Life of Mahāvīra 6 The Fundamental Ideas of Jaina Ontology
173
The Doctrine of Relative Pluralism Anekāntavāda
175
The Doctrine of Nayas
176
THE KAPILA AND THE PĀTAĐJALA SĀŅKHYA YOGA
177
Knowledge its value for
181
Theory of Perception
183
NonPerceptual knowledge
185
Knowledge as Revelation
186
The Jivas 15 Karma Theory
190
Karma Asrava and Nirjarā 17 Pudgala
195
Dharma Adharma Akāśa
197
Kāla and Samaya
198
Sorrow and its Dissolution
264
Yoga Purificatory Practices Parikarma
270
Nyāya and Vaišeşika sūtras
280
Philosophy in the Vaiśeşika sūtras
294
Philosophy of Nyāya s˙tras and Vaišeşika sūtras
301
The main doctrine of the NyāyaVaiseșika Philosophy
310
The Theory of Causation
319
Proof of the Existence of Isvara
325
The four Pramāņas of Nyāya
332
The necessity of the Acquirement of debating devices for the seeker
360
The place of Senseorgans in Perception
375
The Nature of Knowledge
382
Upamāna Arthāpatti
391
The Pramāņa of Nonperception anupalab
397
CHAPTER X
406
Vedānta Literature
418
Ś Vedānta and Sankara 788820 A D
429
The main idea of the Vedānta philosophy
439
The nature of the worldappearance phenomena
445
The Definition of Aj˝āna nescience
452
Anirvācyavāda and the Vedānta dialectic
461
Vedānta theory of Perception and Inference
470
Ātman Jīva Iśvara Ekajīvavāda and Dşșțisęstivāda
485
Vedānta and other Indian systems
492
Mokşa emancipation
495
192
498
INDEX
503
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