Item #12384 Classical Samkhya: An Interpretation of its History and Meaning. Gerald James Larson.

Classical Samkhya: An Interpretation of its History and Meaning

Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers, 2001.

Paperback. 8 1/2" X 5 1/2". xvii, 315pp. Rubbing, creasing, and toning to covers, corners, and edges of pictorial paper wraps. Non-sticky sticker residue to rear cover. Sunning to spine. Dust-spotting to edges of text block. Pages are free of marks and notation. Binding is sound.

The tradition of Samkhya is one of the oldest and most influential in the intellectual history of India. The fundamental notions of Samkhya namely prakrti, purusa, buddhi, ahamkara, manas and the three gunas provided the conceptual framework in which much of Indian philosophizing occurred, and the classical formulations of Yoga and Vedanta together with many traditions of Buddhist philosophy and meditation developed vis-a-vis the intellectual perspective of the Samkhya. Similarly on a general cultural level the influence of Samkhya was profound and important over many centuries in such areas as law, medicine, ancient science and mathematics, logic, mythology, cosmology and ritual. This study traces the history of the Samkhya not only in the Indian intellectual tradition, but also in the traditions of historical criticism. The book also offers a new interpretation of the philosophical significance of the Samkhya, with special reference to the classical interpretation of the interaction of prakrti and purusa.(Publisher). Good. Item #12384
ISBN: 8120805038

Price: $12.00

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