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Categorisation in Indian Philosophy: Thinking Inside the Box

Frazier, Jessica, ed. (2014) Categorisation in Indian Philosophy: Thinking Inside the Box. Dialogues in South Asian Traditions: Religion, Philosophy, Literature and History . Ashgate, Farnham, Surrey and Burlington, VT, 206 pp. ISBN 978-1-4094-4690-3. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Edited book
Uncontrolled keywords: Indian Philosophy, reasoning, epistemology, ontology, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism,
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Religious Studies
Depositing User: Jessica Frazier
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2014 14:34 UTC
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2019 12:51 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/45568 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Frazier, Jessica: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0317-0649
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