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A HISTORY OF INDIAN PHILOSOPHY (1969-1973) by Surendranath Dasgupta (complete in 5 volumes)

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A HISTORY OF INDIAN PHILOSOPHY (1969-1973) by Surendranath Dasgupta (complete in 5 volumes)

225.00

DASGUPTA, Surendranath

A History of Indian Philosophy (5 volumes)

Cambridge University Press, 1969-1973. Reprints. 5 volumes (complete) in hardcover. Octavo. Blue cloth (in various hues) with gilt spine titles. In the scarce, original dust jackets. xvi + 528,  xi + 620, xiii + 614, xiii + 482, xiv + 204 pages. Each volume has its own index. Surprisingly, complete sets are somewhat uncommon. 

The books are in very nice condition with just a couple of light corner bumps to volume II. Bindings are strong and secure. The scarce dust jackets are present on all 5 volumes. All have been price-clipped. Jacket spines are lightly faded. Some old small stains to lower jacket spines. Tape repairs to underside of dust jackets on volumes I and V. All jackets now in protective mylar (removable). A very good set in like dust jackets. 

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Surendranath Dasgupta examines the principal schools of thought that define Indian philosophy. A unifying force greater than art, literature, religion, or science, Professor Dasgupta describes philosophy as the most important achievement of Indian thought, arguing that an understanding of its history is necessary to appreciate the significance and potentialities of India's complex culture.

Contents: Vol I: The Vedas, Brahmanas and their Philosophy; The Earlier Upanishads; The Systems of Indian Philosophy; Buddhist Philosophy; The Jaina Philosophy; The Kapila and the Patanjala Samkhya (Yoga); The Nyava-Vaisesika Philosophy; Mimamsa Philosophy; The Sankara School of Vedanta. Vol II: The Sankara School of Vedanta (continued); The Philosophy of the Yoga-Vasitha' Speculations in the Medical Schools; The Philosophy of the Bhagavad-Gita. Vol III: The Bhaskara School of Philosophy; The Pancaratra; The Arvars; The Visistadvaita School of Thought; The Nimbarka School of Philosophy; The Philosophy of Vijnana Bhiksu; Philosophical Speculations of some of the Selected Puranas. Vol IV: The Bhagavata Purana; Madhva's Interpretation of the Brahma-Sutras; A General Review of the Philosophy of Madhva; Madhva's Logic; Controversy between the Dualists and the Monists; The Philosophy of Vallabha; Caitanya and his Followers; The Philcophy of Jiva Gosvami and Baladeva Vidyabhusana, Followers of Caitanya. Vol V: The Southern Schools of Saivism: The Literature of Southern Saivism; Vira-Saivism; Philosophy of Srikantha; The Saiva Philosophy in the Puranas; Saiva Philosophy in some of the important texts.