All students of philosophy will relate to the concepts of selfhood, nature, karma and liberation. Here are views and answers to the most important questions. How is self identified? What are the causes and effects in nature? Are our actions determined? What is freedom for a human being? What happens after death?
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About the Author
Brian Hodgkinson qualified as a Chartered Accountant, before reading Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Balliol College, Oxford. During a long teaching career at Sussex University, Dulwich College and St James Schools in London, he developed a strong and diverse interest in writing, which involved studying Sanskrit, Indian Philosophy and epic literature, as well as the continued pursuit of Economics and History. In all of these he has sought to find the underlying laws that govern the development of both individuals and societies, following Pope's famous principle 'The proper study of mankind is man'.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Origins 9
Chapter 2 Knowledge and Ignorance 17
Chapter 3 The Self 39
Chapter 4 Consciousness 69
Chapter 5 Liberation 85
Chapter 6 Nature 111
Chapter 7 Time 131
Chapter 8 Mind 147
Chapter 9 Theism and Dualism 165
Chapter 10 Language 179
Chapter 11 Law and Society 195
Glossary of Sanskrit Terms 216
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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