Structural Depths of Indian Thought
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P. T. Raju is best known for his Thought and Reality: Hegelianism and Advaita; Idealistic Thought of India; Comparative Studies in Philosophy; The Concept of Man; The Philosophical Traditions of India; and Spirit, Being, Self.
"No other work treating Indian philosophy on a comparable scale contains the illuminating comparisons between doctrines of Indian schools and the thought of Western philosophy ranging from Plato to Sartre and Wittgenstein. ..It will, moreover, contribute to the understanding of Western philosophy by Indian thinkers and vice versa. ..Raju has an intimate acquaintance with a remarkable range of Western thinkers and this distinguishes his work from most of what has gone before. ..Raju, moreover, is himself a critical thinker and consequently, although he has written a history, he treats the ideas and doctrines in a philosophical mode and his assessments of positions are often original and illuminating. " — John E. Smith, Clark Professor of Philosophy, Yale University
"Purpose: To deal with Indian philosophy in a fashion reflecting the way the best German historians of philosophy deal with Western philosophy. ..The book is remarkable for its comprehensiveness in combination with extensive critical discussions. ..Raju's book. ..is more critical than Radhakrishnan's and more philosophical than Dasgupta's. Radhakrishnan's comments are far less philosophically sophisticated and interesting than Raju's. ...a monument to a senior Indian philosopher's lifelong study and thoughtful critical consideration of the great classical systems of his tradition. " — Karl H. Potter, Professor of Philosophy, University of Washington
"Raju's credentials are impeccable. He is one of the few scholars in the world who could presume to write a major work on Indian thought. Accordingly, his knowledge of the Indian schools is accurate and impressive. To the extent that one of his intentions is to cast those schools in terms which make them more intelligible to western readers, his work measures up very well. " — Harold H. Oliver, Professor of Philosophy, Boston University