Classical Indian Philosophy

An Introductory Text

By (author) J. N. Mohanty

Publication date:

12 January 2000

Length of book:

192 pages


Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN-13: 9780847689323

In this comprehensive textbook, renowned philosopher J. N. Mohanty examines the range of Indian philosophy from the Sutra period through the 17th century Navya Nyaya. Classical Indian Philosophy is divided into three parts that cover epistemology, metaphysics, and the attempt to transcend the distinction between subject and object. Instead of concentrating on the different systems, Mohanty focuses on the major concepts and problems dealt with in Indian philosophy. The book includes discussions of Indian ethics and social philosophy, as well as of Indian law and aesthetics. Classical Indian Philosophy is essential reading for students of Indian philosophy at every level.
Mohanty uses his extensive and deep subject knowledge to produce another valuable work. The design of the present book is thoughtful, presenting several charts on specific topics. This extraordinally concise and well-written work is highly recommended for both graduate and upper-division undergraduate students.