This alphabetical handbook defines and explains key concepts in classical Indian philosophy, identifies controversial issues, describes major traditions of thought, and locates influential thinkers in their interllectual and religious contexts. They introduce the central concepts of the various branches of philosophy written by established philosophers, covering both traditional and contemporary terminology. Features: * Dedicated coverage of particular topics within philosophy * Coverage of key terms and major figures * Cross-references to related terms Extensive cross-referencing provides users with an overview of systematicdoctrines and disagreements. While many entries deal with fundamentals, others explain technicalities usually overlooked in Western writings about Indian thought, making Indian Philosopy A-Z a unique resource for both beginners and specialists in the fields of Indian religions and philosophies.
CONTENTS: Series Editor's Preface, Introduction, Acknowledgements, Using This Book, Indiand Philosophy A-z, English-Sanskrit Glossary, Glossary of Headwords in Text with Diacritical Marks, Bibliography
About the Author(s)
Christopher Bartley lectures in the Philosophy Department at Liverpool University. His The Theology of Ramanuja was published by Routledge Curzon in 2002.