The Philosophies of India

Version: Unabridged
Author: John Lachs , Prof Doug Allen
Narrator: Lynn Redgrave
Genres: Philosophy, Hinduism
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: August 2006
# of Units: 3 CDs
Length: 3 hours
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Overview

India has perhaps the oldest living philosophical tradition in the world. Though both Buddhism and Jainism began in India, its primary influence is the Vedic tradition. The Vedas are the fundamental Hindu scriptures and the basis of the six systems of Indian philosophy. Hindu philosophy affirms an ultimate or universal reality, but it is also individualistic, embracing many alternatives or paths to one reality. Also characteristic is the belief in reincarnation, and in karma, the law of moral causation.

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Author Details

Author Details

Lachs, John

Few professional philosophers enjoy a greater reputation, respect, and admiration than John Lachs. One of the leading interpreters of the American philosophical tradition, Lachs is Centennial Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University. His previous books include "Intermediate Man" (1981), "The Relevance of Philosophy to Life" (1995), and "The Cost of Comfort" (1998).