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Indian Philosophy: Volume 2

(Indian Philosophy #2)

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Oxford is pleased to be bringing back into print this classic 2-volume work on Indian philosophy by one of India's greatest thinkers. First published in 1923, the work was revised in 1929.
Paperback, 808 pages
Published April 25th 1996 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published January 1st 1993)
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190516: dense and deliberate book 2 (volume one: this is a historical document (1923), of english academic style, though i do not know how significantly different is current understanding of indian philosophy. i have grown up more or less a-religious, but in a nominally christian society, so have no sense of either the original texts eg. vedas, upanishads, epics, or the usual human corruption of faiths eg. brahmanism and caste, buddhism and dissolution, ...more
Nov 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
I used this book as a guidebook when I waded through the deep waters of philosophy first. Although I didn't find it to be a layman's guide, the style of exposition and the depth of several philosophical aspects of Hinduism and Buddhism are lucid. There's a lot to be gained by repeated readings. For me, volume two was an easier place to start, since it dealt with the qualified monism of Ramanuja and the monism of Shankara. I have since found resources online which are more accessible, but when in ...more
Apr 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Some obvious bias especially from his time. But the depth and scope and wit are unparalleled.
Vijay Peddada
Sep 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Best book which give complete picture of Indian Philosophy.
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(I only read the chapters on Shankara)
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Written in elegant prose with innumerable pearls of wisdom scattered throughout S. Radhakrishnan gives an admirable account of the history of Indian thought. The book passionately and logically defends the Indian philosophy from the charges of the western philosophers along with critically analyzing the schools of thought. The writing bears a deep admiration for the philosophy of Advaita Vedanta of Sankara which culminates in the most complete account of his philosophy which I thoroughly enjoyed ...more
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Nov 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
The same as volume 1.. This is the book for you if you are trying to find clarifications on certain points. It contains a huge load of information. If you want something specific on Indian philosophy, this is the place for it. But if you are just starting to read Indian philosophy, read someone else first.
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Bharat Ratna Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was an Indian philosopher and statesman. He was the first Vice-President of India (1952–1962) and subsequently the second President of India (1962–1967).

One of India's most influential scholars of comparative religion and philosophy, Radhakrishnan is thought of as having built a bridge between the East and the West by showing that the philosophical systems of

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