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07 June 2001

168 Pages | 2 maps, 7 halftones

ISBN: 9780192853745

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Indian Philosophy: A Very Short Introduction

Sue Hamilton

A Oxford Paperbacks Publication

Very Short Introductions

  • Offers an intriguing introduction to India's long, rich, and diverse tradition of philosophical thought, spanning some two and a half millennia and encompassing several major religious traditions
  • Emphasizes the diversity of Indian thought, structured around six schools of thought that have received classic status
  • 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