A History of Indian Philosophy: Volume 2

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Cambridge University Press, Jan 2, 1933 - Philosophy - 620 pages
In this benchmark five-volume study, originally published between 1922 and 1955, Surendranath Dasgupta examines the principal schools of thought that define Indian philosophy. A unifying force greater than art, literature, religion, or science, Professor Dasgupta describes philosophy as the most important achievement of Indian thought, arguing that an understanding of its history is necessary to appreciate the significance and potentialities of India's complex culture. Volume II continues the examination of the Sankara school of Vedanta begun in Volume I, and also addresses the philosophy of the Yoga-Vasistha, speculations in the medical schools, and the philosophy of the Bhagavad-Gita.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER
1
Thought and its Object in Buddhism and in Vedanta
13
Sarikaras Defence of VedSnta Philosophy of Badarayana and Bhartrprapaftca
36
Teachers and Pupils in Vedanta
46
Vedanta Doctrine of Soul and the Buddhist Doctrine of Soullessness
58
Vedantic Cosmology
73
Sarikara and his School
77
Mandana Suresvara and VisvarQpa
82
The Stage of the Saint Jlvanmukta
245
Energy of Freewill Paurusa
252
Prana and its Control
256
Stages of Progress
264
Methods of Right Conduct
267
Yogavasiftha Sankara Vedanta and Buddhist Vijfianavada
268
CHAPTER XIII
273
Bones in the AtharvaVeda and Ayurveda
284

Mandana a d 800
87
Suresvara a d 800
98
Padmapada a d 820
102
VScaspati Misra a d 840
106
Sarvajfiatma Muni a d 900 m
111
Anandabodha Yati eleventh or twelfth century a d
116
MahSvidya and the Development of Logical Formalism
118
Vedanta Dialectic of Sriharsa a d 1150
125
Application of the Dialectic to the Different Categories and Concepts
133
The Dialectic of Nagarjuna and the Vedanta Dialectic
163
Dialectical Criticisms of Santaraksita and Kamalala a d 760 as forerunners of Vedanta Dialectics
171
6 Criticism of Isvara
176
c Refutation of the Soul Theory
178
d Refutation of the Mimamsa Theory of the Self
179
e Refutation of the Samkhya View of the Self
181
g Refutation of the Theory of the Persistence of Existing Entities
182
h Refutation of Criticisms of the Nonpermanency of Entities
185
t Refutation of the Nyaya Vaisesika Categories
187
Dialectic of ahkara and Anandajfiana
189
Philosophy of the PrakapSrthavivarana a d 1200
196
Vimuktatman a d 1200
198
Ramadvaya a d 1300
204
Vidyaranya a d 1350
214
Nrsimhasrama Muni a d 1500
216
Appaya Dlk?ita a d 1550
218
Prakananda a d 15501600
220
MadhusQdana SarasvatI a d 1500
225
CHAPTER XII
228
The Ultimate Entity
232
Origination
235
Karma Manas and the Categories
237
The WorldAppearance
240
Nature of Agency Kartrtva and the Illusion of World Creation
242
Organs in the AtharvaVeda and Ayurveda
288
Practice of Medicine in the AtharvaVeda
293
The Foetus and the Subtle Body
302
Foetal Development
312
Growth and Disease
319
Vayu Pitta and Kapha
325
Head and Heart
340
The Circulatory and the Nervous System
344
The Nervous System of the Tantras
352
The Theory of Rasas and their Chemistry
357
The Psychological Views and other Ontological Categories
366
Logical Speculations and Terms relating to Academic Dispute
373
Logic Originate in the Discussions of Ayurveda Physicians?
392
Ayurveda Ethics
402
Springs of Action in the CarakasamhitS
411
Good Life in Caraka
418
Ayurveda Literature
423
CHAPTER XIV
437
Glta and Yoga
449
SSmkhya and Yoga in the Glta
455
Samkhya Philosophy in the GltS
461
Avyakta and Brahman
470
Conception of Sacrificial Duties in the GltS
479
Sensecontrol in the GltS
488
The Ethics of the GltS and the Buddhist Ethics
493
Analysis of Action
515
Eschatology
517
God and Man
523
Visnu Vasudeva and Krsna
535
BhSgavata and the Bhagavadglta
545
INDEX
553
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