Historical Developmental Study of Classical Indian Philosophy of Morals (A) (Vol. XII Part 2)
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About the Book :
The book traces the historical development of classical Indian moral philosophy from the Vedas onwards, covering the basic moral concerns of almost all classical thinkers and the schools they form. It also includes some such topics, like legal ethics, medical ethics, etc., which generally are not included in books on Indian ethics. The method of its presentation of ethical concepts, their interrelations, and the theories they constitute, is non-technical, objective and fair to the contexts in which they were enunciated and developed. It is a cooperative work to which the best minds of India have contributed. Although it has been meticulously edited, its contributors have enjoyed full freedom to present their accounts as their own best judgment has led them to, and some of them have been quite critical of the classical theory or theories they have talked about. Its language being simple, it can be read with no difficulty by a reader, even if he has no schooling in philosophy, Indian philosophy or Indian history.
About Author :
Rajendra Prasad, formerly senior professor of philosophy and head of the department of humanities and social sciences of Indian Institute of Technology (I.I.T.), Kanpur, has studied and researched on modern logic, moral philosophy and analytic philosophy in Indian and U.S. Universities. He has been awarded several fellowships and honours in India and abroad. He has published seven books, the most recent being A Conceptual Analytic Study of Classical Indian Philosophy of Morals, a predecessor of the present volume, in the same series of PHISPC. He has edited another book published by Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla. In addition, he has to his credit more than a hundred research papers published in periodicals in India and abroad.
D.P. Chattopadhyaya has studied, researched on law, philosophy and history, and has taught at various universities in India, Asia, Europe and the USA from 1954 to 1994. Founder-Chairman of Indian Council of Philosophical Research (1981-90) and President-cum-Chairman of Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla (1984-91), Chattopadhyaya is currently the Project Director of the multidisciplinary 96-volume PHISPC and Chairman of CSC. Among his 35 books, of which he has authored 18 and edited 17, are Individuals and Societies; Individuals and Worlds; Sri Aurobindo and Karl Marx; Anthropology and Historiography of Science; Induction, Probability and Skepticism, Societies, Cultures and Ideologies. He has also held high public offices, namely, of Union Cabinet Minister and state governor. He is a Life Member of Russian Academy of Sciences and a Member of International Institute of Philosophy, Paris.