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beginnings of philosophy in India by Richard Gotshalk

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Published by University Press of America in Lanham, Md .
Written in English


  • Upanishads -- Criticism, interpretation, etc,
  • Philosophy, Hindu

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [429]-434) and indexes.

StatementRichard Gotshalk.
LC ClassificationsB131 .G635 1998
The Physical Object
Paginationxxiii, 448 p. ;
Number of Pages448
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL346295M
ISBN 100761810536
LC Control Number98005354

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The beginnings of Indian Philosophy take us very far back to about the middle of the second millennium before christ. The speculative activity begun so early was continued till a century or two ago so that the history that is narrated in the following pages covers a period of over thirty centuries/5(6). The main schools of Indian philosophy were formalised chiefly between BCE to the early centuries of the Common Era. Competition and integration between the various schools was intense during their formative years, especially between BCE and CE. No ancient culture but Greece was more fertile in philosophy than India. While Parmenides, Democritus, Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle were laying the foundations for Western philosophy in Greece, India’s geniuses produced treatises in linguistics, mathematics, logic, astronomy, philosophy, and medicine. Indian philosophy, the systems of thought and reflection that were developed by the civilizations of the Indian subcontinent. They include both orthodox (astika) systems, namely, the Nyaya, Vaisheshika, Samkhya, Yoga, Purva-Mimamsa (or Mimamsa), and Vedanta schools of philosophy, and unorthodox (nastika) systems, such as Buddhism and Jainism.

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The beginnings of Mahayana Buddhist philosophy Contributions of the Mahasangikas When the Mahasangikas (“School of the Great Assembly”) seceded from the Elders (Theravadins) about bce, the germs were laid for the rise of the Mahayana branch of Buddhism.   While studying about the roots of Indian philosophy and mathematics, I found that many philosophers consider the Vaisesika sutras of Kanada as the earliest exposition of `physics' (although I. The first part of this book gives some of the talks and discussions which took place twice a week in an informal way between Krishnamurti, the students and staff in the early s. The second part of the book consists of Krishnamurti's writings based on the conversations he had with parents and teachers mainly in India. When, however, we look at India of the sixth century B.c., we see a completely different picture. This period in India witnessed not the beginnings, but the development of philosophical thought. It was not a case of the dawn of philosophy as in Greece, but what may be described as the full glow of philosophical day.