Indian Philosophy: (v. 1) by S. Radhakrishnan is a classic work that introduces Indian philosophy to the world in general. It covers the Epic and Vedic periods of India. It contains the elucidation of the hymns from Rig Veda, the Upanishads, Buddhism, Jainism, as well as the highly theistic Bhagavad Gita. This work is long recognized as an Indian classic, and this ground-breaking review of Indian thought is a captivating journey through the complex history of India. Beginning with the Rig Veda and through to Ramanuja, the author traces the progress of Indian philosophy as a distinct convention of thought down the ages. He goes on to showcase antique philosophical texts and links them to current issues of religion and philosophy. This is the second edition of the famous scholarly work with a fresh Introduction by the distinguished philosopher J.N. Mohanty, who underlines the enduring significance of the book as also the philosophic implications it represents.
The book begins with the polytheistic and henotheistic traditions of the Vedic period, and a detailed account of the many Hindu deities. Then he goes on to the Upanishads, and from there continues with the reconfiguration as well as contemplation of the absolute that is India�s contribution to world philosophy and also the numerous formulations of the areas that have been ignored by the narrow the western tradition that is primarily influenced by religion.
Indian Philosophy: (v. 1) provides a highly interesting and historical perception of the time, the social and intellectual predilections of the author, as also the condition of the historical knowledge at the time of the composition of this book. Radhakrishnan then goes on to depict Indian thought within the confines of Hegel and Schopenhauer and then on the prevailing trends and initial understanding of western philosophers, as also his own Hinduism.
Other best-selling books by the author are The Principal Upanishads, An Idealist View of Life, and Indian religions. You can buy this product online. This paperback book is listed with the ISBN number of ISBN-10 019569841X ISBN-13 978-0195698411.