Perspectives of Reality: An Introduction to the Philosophy of Hinduism

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Sussex Academic Press, 2002 - Religion - 459 pages
"Beginning with the foundational visions of the Vedas, Dr. Fowler examines each tradition's vision of reality in a systematic way that focuses on how it understands the self, the highest reality, causality, knowledge, and liberation. Because the six major Hindu philosophical traditions--Mimamsa, Samkhya, Yoga, Nyaya, Vaisesika, and Vedanta--complement each other in important ways as well as compete with each other in some ways, this systematic comparison of the fundamental topics of each tradition enables us to see the beautiful tapestry of the Hindu way of life that these traditions have created. This book offers the reader who wishes to understand the philosophical basis of Hinduism a clear and comprehensive introduction. It also provides a solid foundation for the reader who wishes to go on to advanced and detailed studies of any of the Hindu philosophical traditions." --From the foreword by John M. Koller, author, The Indian Way and Asian Philosophies

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Contents

Introduction
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Nyāya
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of knowledge 76 The self 9 Causality 11 The concept of God 12
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Jeaneane Fowler is a former head of philosophy and religious studies at the University of Wales–Newport, and a former honorary research fellow. Her publications include Hinduism: Beliefs and Practices and Humanism.

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