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A Sourcebook in Indian Philosophy (1957)

by Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (Editor), Charles Alexander Moore (Editor)

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Very comprehensive collection of ancient Scripture from South Asia ( )
  ericmcherry | Sep 14, 2016 |
This is an excellent source for anyone interested in Indian philosophy and wisdom. The editors have brought together many hard-to-find works from the 19th and 20th centuries in this volume. The subject is not simple, but the truly curious regardless of having no Sanskrit background will find the essence of Indian philosophy here. The Vedic and Epic periods are covered extremely well. The sections on the many systems of Indian philosophy will benefit the lay persons and scholars alike. The lay person will have to re-read these to get a full grasp of the depth of the schools of thought. There is also some coverage on Contemporary thought. It is important to read the introduction on the history of Indian thought first so that the rest of the chapters will fall in place as the reader continues.

This is a priceless resource book that can be consulted any time one is looking for opinions or answers from different philosophical systems. The wisdom is ancient, but very applicable for modern times. For the highly academic reader, there is plenty in these articles to research.

The preciousness of this book is well-appreciated by many scholars. Late Dr Radhakrishnan, former President of India and an eminent Sanskrit scholar and philosopher, was a master on the subject. The two scholars have put together this invaluable fountain of wisdom. ( )
  uma1 | Jan 15, 2012 |
An excellent collection of readings in Indian philosophy.
  Fledgist | Feb 13, 2006 |
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(Preface by Charles A. Moore): Generally speaking, Western students of Indian philosophy are limited to secondary sources and to few primary sources, such as the translations of the Rg Veda, the more important Upanisads, and the Bhagavad-gītā.
(General Introduction): At the very outset, it should be emphasized that Indian philosophy has had an extremely long and complex development, much more complex than is usually realized, and probably a longer history of continuous development than any other philosophic tradition.
Whatever may be the truth of the theory of the racial affinities of the Indian and the European peoples, there is no doubt that Indo-European languages derive from a common source and illustrate a relationship of the mind.
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