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A History of Early Vedanta Philosophy, Part Two (review)

A History of Early Vedanta Philosophy, Part Two (review) BOOK REVIEWS A History of Early Vedanta Philosophy, Part Two. By Hajime Nakamura. Translated Å by Hajime Nakamura, Trevor Leggett, and others. Edited by Sengaku Mayeda. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 2004. Pp. xxi 842. Hardcover $58.95. Reviewed by Andrew O. Fort Texas Christian University First, to address the exact nature of this volume: the bulk of A History of Early Vedanta Philosophy, Part Two by Hajime Nakamura was part of Nakamura's doctoral Å thesis submitted to Tokyo University in 1942, with, as the front flap states, ``many additions and revisions done by the author himself.'' Part 1 was published by Motilal Banarsidass in 1976. For those interested, that first volume includes four parts: the chronology and significance of early Vedanta philosophy, early Veda Å Ånta philosophy as seen by other Indian (particularly Buddhist) thinkers and schools, scholars before the Brahmasutra, and the nature and content of the Brahmasutra itself. Part 2 is thus Å Å rather overdue, although various portions of this volume were published in the 1960s and 1970s. Hence, we should be grateful that the English-speaking world finally has more of the vast erudition of this titan of scholarship on Hindu thought, yet acknowledge that this is http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Philosophy East and West University of Hawai'I Press

A History of Early Vedanta Philosophy, Part Two (review)

Philosophy East and West , Volume 55 (3) – Jul 7, 2005

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BOOK REVIEWS A History of Early Vedanta Philosophy, Part Two. By Hajime Nakamura. Translated Å by Hajime Nakamura, Trevor Leggett, and others. Edited by Sengaku Mayeda. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass, 2004. Pp. xxi 842. Hardcover $58.95. Reviewed by Andrew O. Fort Texas Christian University First, to address the exact nature of this volume: the bulk of A History of Early Vedanta Philosophy, Part Two by Hajime Nakamura was part of Nakamura's doctoral Å thesis submitted to Tokyo University in 1942, with, as the front flap states, ``many additions and revisions done by the author himself.'' Part 1 was published by Motilal Banarsidass in 1976. For those interested, that first volume includes four parts: the chronology and significance of early Vedanta philosophy, early Veda Å Ånta philosophy as seen by other Indian (particularly Buddhist) thinkers and schools, scholars before the Brahmasutra, and the nature and content of the Brahmasutra itself. Part 2 is thus Å Å rather overdue, although various portions of this volume were published in the 1960s and 1970s. Hence, we should be grateful that the English-speaking world finally has more of the vast erudition of this titan of scholarship on Hindu thought, yet acknowledge that this is

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Published: Jul 7, 2005

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