Classical Indian Metaphysics: Refutations of Realism and the Emergence of New Logic

by Stephen H. Phillips


  • ISBN Hardcover: 9788120814882, 8120814886
  • ISBN Paperback: 9788120814899, 8120814894
  • Year of Publication: 1998
  • Edition: 1st
  • No. of Pages: 391
  • Language: English
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    Our knowledge of the most ancient times in India rests mainly on tradition.

    The Puranas, the Mahabharata, and in a minor degree of Ramayana profess to

    give accounts from tradition about the earliest accurrences. The Rgveda

    contains historical allusions, of which some record contemporary persons

    and events, but more refer to bygone times and persons and are obviously

    based on tradition. Almost all the information therefore comes from

    tradition.

    The results obtained from an examination of Puranic and epic tradition as

    well as of the Rgveda and Vedic literature are set forth in the present

    book, which happens to be a pioneering work in the area by an important

    orientalist of the nineteenth century.