Knowledge and Liberation in Classical Indian Thought

  • Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad

Part of the Library of Philosophy and Religion book series (LPR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad
    Pages 1-6
  3. Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad
    Pages 57-108
  4. Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad
    Pages 218-220
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 221-259

About this book


Classical Indian schools of philosophy undertake major debates on a variety of issues with the formal aim of attaining a supreme end to existence - liberation from the cycle of lives. This book looks at four conceptions of liberation and the way analytic inquiry and philosophical knowledge are held to lead in its attainment. The central motivation of Indian philosophy - the quest for the Highest Good - is recognised but also situated in the rigorous and analytic philosophical activity of these thinkers.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Religious StudiesLancaster UniversityUK

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