Ethics and the history of Indian philosophy

Ethics and the history of Indian philosophy

Ethics and the history of Indian philosophy.

Ranganathan, Shyam.

Motilal Banarsidass Publishers

2007

402 pages

$19.59

Hardcover

B132

While some scholars have argued that Indian philosophy fails to address morality and ethics, Ranganathan (acting area editor for Indian philosophy, Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy) insists that it does and suggests that the misperception lies in the failure to understand the fundamentally different approach taken towards morality and ethics in Indian philosophy. He therefore explicates Indian ethics as found in the primary texts, discussing justificative ethics, moral first principles, dharma and other purusarthas, the reality of morality, and the differences in moral philosophy between east and west, among other topics.

([c]20072005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR)

COPYRIGHT 2007 Book News, Inc.

COPYRIGHT 2007 Gale Group