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The Essential Vedanta: A New Source Book of Advaita Vedanta

The Essential Vedanta: A New Source Book of Advaita Vedanta

by Eliot Deutsch, Rohit Dalvi
     
 

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This book is the only comprehensive introduction to Advaita Vedanta that traces the history of this tradition by means of primary sources. The sources (in translation) are drawn from Sanskrit texts by some of the most important advaitic thinkers. The editors have filled in the appropriate background materials to make this a book through which readers can understand

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This book is the only comprehensive introduction to Advaita Vedanta that traces the history of this tradition by means of primary sources. The sources (in translation) are drawn from Sanskrit texts by some of the most important advaitic thinkers. The editors have filled in the appropriate background materials to make this a book through which readers can understand Advaita Vedanta both in terms of cultural history and philosophy. The book reveals the classical form of this great tradition of thought, showing how it actually functioned in Indian culture, and demonstrates its distinctive philosophical achievements.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935493440
Publisher:
World Wisdom
Publication date:
08/12/2004
Series:
Treasures of the World's Religions
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
432
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Eliot Deutsch is an eminent philosopher, teacher, and writer. He has made important contributions to the understanding and appreciation of Eastern philosophies in the West through his many works on comparative philosophy and comparative aesthetics. Deutsch is Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Department of Philosophy, University of Hawaii. He was editor (1967-1987) of the international journal Philosophy East and West, Director of the Sixth Eastern Philosophers conference, and past president of the Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy.

Rohit Dalvi was educated at Pune University (India) where he was awarded the BA and MA degress. Subsequently he studied at SUNY Binghamton where he pursued a Masters in Philosophy with an emphasis on Contemporary French Philosophy. His research interests took him to France where he did further work on Contemporary French Philosophy. While in France he was exposed to current research on Indian Metaphysics. Stimulated by this research, he then returned to the United States to the University of Hawaii where he received his doctorate. Dr. Dalvi is currently teaching at Brock University, Canada.

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