Bimal Krishna Matilal, ethics and epics: Philosophy, culture, and religion , ed. Jonardon Ganeri (new delhi: Oxford university press, 2002)
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David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
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This book is the second volume of The Collected Essays of Bimal Krishna Matilal and both should be on the shelf of any serious student of Indian philosophy and religion. I was especially pleased to review this volume because, in my thirty years of teaching Indian philosophy, I focused far too much on metaphysics and epistemology and not enough on ethics. Working back from Gandhi’s ethics of nonviolence, I have been able to repair this deficiency somewhat, but Matilal has now helped me make a substantial improvement in my knowledge of Hindu ethics.
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