Getting Started in Indian Philosophy

Recently, I posted a request to the Indian Philosophy Blog for points of entry into Indian philosophy. The results are in the comment thread (and more may still be to come), but I thought I'd summarize them here and keep a link to this post for philosophers who are interested in expanding their horizons.

General Introductions
Sri Aurobindo: The Life Divine
Madeleine Biardeau: Théorie de la connaissance et philosophie de la parole dans le brahmanisme classique
Arindam Chakrabarti, B.K. Matilal (eds.): Knowing from Words
Jonardon Ganeri: Philosophy in Classical India
Marzenna Jakubczak: Selected articles on her website (English, Polish)
Richard King: Indian Philosophy: An Introduction to Hindu and Buddhist Thought
Viktoria Lysenko: Selected articles on (Russian, French, English)
B.K. Matilal: Perception: An Essay on Classical Indian Theories of Knowledge
Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad: Knowledge and Liberation in Classical Indian Thought 
Ninian Smart: Doctrine and Argument in Indian Philosophy
Raffaele Torella: The Philosophical Traditions of India. An Appraisal

Miri Albahari: Analytical Buddhism: The Two-Tiered Illusion of Self
Amber Carpenter: Indian Buddhist Philosophy
Mark Siderits: Buddhism as Philosophy

Stephen Phillips: Epistemology in Classical India

John Taber: Kumārila on Perception

Eric Lotts: Vedantic Approaches to God

Online Resources
Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy


  1. Well I should probably have posted this on the Indian Philosophy Blog, but I'll add Rupert Gethin's fantastic introduction, The Foundations of Buddhism.


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