A Concise Dictionary of Indian Philosophy

Sanskrit Terms Defined in English (New and Revised Edition)

By John A. Grimes

Subjects: Asian Religion And Philosophy
Paperback : 9780791401019, 390 pages, July 1989
Paperback : 9780791430682, 404 pages, October 1996
Hardcover : 9780791401002, 390 pages, July 1989
Hardcover : 9780791430675, 404 pages, October 1996

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Table of contents

Foreword

Preface

Acknowledgments

Scheme of Transliteration

Scheme of Pronunciation

A Concise Dictionary of Indian Philosophy

Authors and Their Philosophical Works

Charts

The Vedas
Sourcebooks of the Nāstika Systems
Sourcebooks of the Astika Systems
Sourcebooks of the Saiva Schools
Padārthas (Categories)
Vaisesika Padārthas (Categories)
Jainism Categories
Saiva Siddhānta Tattva(s)
Kashmir Saivism Tattva(s)
Scheme of Visistādvaita
Jaina Epistemology
Evolution of Prakrti According to Sānkhya
Cakras
Angasthala

This new and revised edition provides a comprehensive dictionary of Indian philosophical terms. Terms are provided in both devanagari and roman transliteration along with their English translations.

Description

Containing over 500 new listings of frequently used religious terms and numerous etymological derivations, this new and revised edition of A Concise Dictionary of Indian Philosophy provides a comprehensive dictionary of Indian philosophical terms in both devanagari and roman transliteration along with an English translation. It offers special meanings of words used as technical terms within particular philosophical systems and contains the meanings of terms fundamental to epistemology, metaphysics, and practical teaching of heterodox and orthodox schools of Indian philosophy.

Cross-referencing is provided and charts are included that offer information regarding relationships, categories, and sourcebooks relevant to individual schools.

John Grimes has taught at universities in India, Canada, and the United States and at the National University of Singapore. He is the author of Problems and Perspectives in Religious Discourse and Ganapati: Song of the Self, both published by SUNY Press.