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Description - Categorisation in Indian Philosophy by Jessica Frazier

It is by fitting the world into neatly defined boxes that Buddhist, Hindu, and Jain philosophers were able to gain unparalleled insights into the nature of reality, God, language and thought itself. Such categories aimed to encompass the universe, the mind and the divine within an all-encompassing system, from linguistics to epistemology, logic and metaphysics, theology and the nature of reality. Shedding light on the way in which Indian philosophical traditions crafted an elaborate picture of the world, this book brings Indian thinkers into dialogue with modern philosophy and global concerns. For those interested in philosophical traditions in general, this book will establish a foundation for further comparative perspectives on philosophy. For those concerned with the understanding of Indic culture, it will provide a platform for the continued renaissance of research into India's rich philosophical traditions.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781409446903
ISBN-10: 1409446905
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 206
Imprint: Ashgate Publishing Limited
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Sep-2014
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jessica Frazier

Jessica Frazier is a Fellow at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, and Lecturer in Religious Studies at the University of Kent. She is the author of Reality, Religion and Passion: Indian and Western Approaches in Gadamer and Gosvami and author/editor of The Continuum Companion to Hindu Studies, as well as the founding and managing editor of The Journal of Hindu Studies.

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