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Yoga: India's Philosophy of Meditation (review)

Yoga: India's Philosophy of Meditation (review) BOOK REVIEWS Yoga: India's Philosophy of Meditation. Edited by Gerald James Larson and Ram Shankar Bhattacharya. Volume 12 of Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophy, Series Editor Karl Potter. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers, 2008. Pp. 784. Reviewed by Stuart Ray Sarbacker Oregon State University Yoga: India's Philosophy of Meditation is the most recent volume in the highly acclaimed Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophy series, under general editor Karl Potter. This work might be appropriately considered the long-awaited sequel to Larson and Bhattacharya's earlier volume (number 4 in the series), Skhya: A Dualist Tradition in Indian Philosophy, and it may well be among the greatest in importance on the topic in the past fifty years, especially as it represents the culmination of the trajectory of Larson's engagement with the material over the course of his prolific career. Ram Shankar Bhattacharya passed away in 1996 while the work was still in progress, leaving Larson to complete the volume on his own. Larson's admiration for Bhattacharya as an industrious researcher and as a generous teacher shines through clearly in the text. Bhattacharya's numerous contributions to the book and the broad presentation of his range of work within it are conscientiously represented by Larson and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Philosophy East and West University of Hawai'I Press

Yoga: India's Philosophy of Meditation (review)

Philosophy East and West , Volume 60 (2) – Apr 24, 2010

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BOOK REVIEWS Yoga: India's Philosophy of Meditation. Edited by Gerald James Larson and Ram Shankar Bhattacharya. Volume 12 of Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophy, Series Editor Karl Potter. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers, 2008. Pp. 784. Reviewed by Stuart Ray Sarbacker Oregon State University Yoga: India's Philosophy of Meditation is the most recent volume in the highly acclaimed Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophy series, under general editor Karl Potter. This work might be appropriately considered the long-awaited sequel to Larson and Bhattacharya's earlier volume (number 4 in the series), Skhya: A Dualist Tradition in Indian Philosophy, and it may well be among the greatest in importance on the topic in the past fifty years, especially as it represents the culmination of the trajectory of Larson's engagement with the material over the course of his prolific career. Ram Shankar Bhattacharya passed away in 1996 while the work was still in progress, leaving Larson to complete the volume on his own. Larson's admiration for Bhattacharya as an industrious researcher and as a generous teacher shines through clearly in the text. Bhattacharya's numerous contributions to the book and the broad presentation of his range of work within it are conscientiously represented by Larson and

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Philosophy East and WestUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Apr 24, 2010

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