Here are the chief riches of more than 3,000 years of Indian philosophical thought-the ancient Vedas, the Upanisads, the epics, the treatises of the heterodox and orthodox systems, the commentaries of the scholastic period, and the contemporary writings. Introductions and interpretive commentaries are provided.
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Charles A. Moore. $3 PREFACE gg GENERALLY speaking, Western students of Indian philosophy are limited to secondary sources and to a few primary sources, such as translations of the Rg Veda, the more ...
Standalone corporate social responsibility reports vary considerably in the content of information released due to their voluntary nature. In this study, we develop a disclosure score based on the tone, readability, length, and the numerical and horizon content of CSR report narratives, and examine the relationship between the CSR disclosure scores and analyst forecasts. We find that CSR reporters with high disclosure scores are associated with more accurate forecasts, whereas low score CSR reporters are not associated with more accurate forecasts (...) than firms who do not issue CSR reports. The findings are robust to controlling for firm characteristics including CSR activity ratings and financial narratives. The findings are driven by experienced CSR reporters rather than first-time CSR reporters. Together, our findings suggest that the content of CSR reports helps to improve analyst forecast accuracy, and this relationship is more pronounced for CSR reports with more substantial content. (shrink)
A timeless treatise on what constitutes the Hindu way of life Religion in India can appear to be a confusing tangle of myths, with many different gods and goddesses worshipped in countless forms.This complexity stems from a love of story-telling, as much as anything else, but it is only the surface expression of Indian faith. Beneath can be found a system of unifying beliefs that have guided the lives of ordinary families for generations. Here, one of the most profound philosophers (...) of India explains these and other related concepts intrinsic to the Hindu philosophy of life. (shrink)
An Idealist View of Life by S. Radhakrishnan. Originally published 1932. PREFACE: THIS volume contains the Hibbert Lectures given under the title An Idealist View of Life in the University of Manchester in December 1929 and in the University College, London, in January 1930, substantially as they were delivered, though I have added some passages which were not used in the actual delivery. I have also utilised parts of the material used in the Principal Miller Lectures of Madras University and (...) the Third Krishnarajendra Silver Jubilee Lecture of Mysore University, which I had the honour to deliver in February 1931 and October 1930 respectively. I have retained the informal, even occasionally conversational style employed in addressing a general audience for the simple reason that the time necessary to recast the lectures into a more severe literary form is difficult to get for one who is actively engaged in teaching and latterly administrative work. The First Lecture attempts to set forth the modern challenge to religion, scientific and social. The Second out lines the lengths to which we are willing to go in order to escape from the impasse. The Third states the claims of the religious consciousness, while the Fourth argues that scientific certainty is not the only kind of certainty available to us. The Fifth points out that non-conceptual or intuitive appre hension is at work in all creative thought, whether in philosophy, art or morality, and we attain to a genuine apprehension of reality in religion. The Sixth and Seventh Lectures are devoted to a brief account of a scientific or empirical view of the universe and the concluding Lecture gives a view of ultimate reality, which, I believe, will safe guard to some extent the great spiritual interests of man kind. The book is not a defence of any specific religion but only a tentative attempt to discover truth and discuss its bearings on the general religious attitude. I am aware that the full implications of the problem are not followed out in detail. To the Hibbert Trustees I wish to express my very grateful appreciation of the honour they did me and the opportunity they gave me by their kind invitation to give the lectures. My friend, Professor J. H. Muirhead, very kindly read the proofs and I am greatly indebted to him. S. R. Contents include: PREFACE 9 CHAPTER I THE MODERN CHALLENGE TO RELIGION 13 - W aLiS-Idealism The Upanisads, Plato, Hegel The Chal lenge of Science Scientific Method Achievements of Science, Physics, Astronomy, Biology, Psychology, Behaviourism and Psychoanalysis, Sociology Comparative Religion. . and Higher Criticism Proofs forj heism Practical Inefficiency of Religion Religion ancTTolitics The Socialist Protest The General Unrest The Present Need. CHAPTER II SUBSTITUTES FOR RELIGION 52 Naturalistic Atheism Agnosticism Scepticism Humanism Religion and Humanism Pragmatism Modernism Authori tarianism Lack of the Spiritual Note. CHAPTER III RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE AND ITS AFFIRMATIONS 84 WMUs, Philosophy Religion - The sjgJj of Religion-Personal Experience of God Its Character and Content Expe rience and the Variety of Expressions God and Self The World a Harmony Self-Recognition and the Way to It The Life of the Reborn Rebirtli Salvation Summary. CHAPTER IV INTELLECT AND INTUITION 127 The Eastern Emphasis on Creative Intuition The Western Emphasis on Critical Intelligence Different Ways of Knowing Bradley, Bergson and Croce on Conceptual Knowledge Intuitive Knowing Self-Know ledge - 6amliara, Descartes, Locke, Kant, Schopenhauer, Bergson - J ntuition and Imagina tion Intellect Hegel and Bergsof The Need for Intuition in Philosophy Pla o Aristotle Descartes Spinoza Leibni z Pascal Kant Hegel.. (shrink)
The Upanisads, the basic philosophical texts of Hinduism, represent the height of Vedic philosophy. Many of the older Upanisads can be dated in the eighth and seventh centuries BCE. This newly reissued scholarly work by S. Radhakrishnan, first published in 1953 and long out of print, contains in full the classical Upanisads, those commented on or mentioned by the eighth-century Indian philosopher Shankara. The Sanskrit text, transliterated into Roman script, is followed, verse-by-verse, with an English translation. The volume also includes (...) a commentary on the argument, notes on the vocabulary, and a very detailed introduction by Dr. Radhakrishnan. (shrink)
This challenging and beautifully written book describes the leading ideas of Indian philosophy and religion. It traces the probable influence of Indian mysticism on Greek thought and Christian development, through Alexandrian Judaism, Christian Gnosticism, and Neo-Platonism. The author argues that Christianity, which arose out of an eastern background and became wedded to Graeco-Latin culture, will find rebirth in a renewed alliance with this Eastern heritage.
This is an internationally acclaimed translation of a classic Buddhist text, presented in both Pali and English by one of India's foremost philosophers and religious authorities. S. Radhakrishan provides full explanatory notes to the text, as well as an introductory essay about Gautama Buddha, who, from very early times, was believed to have uttered the verses of the Dhammapada.
This classic work is a general introduction to Indian philosophy that covers the Vedic and Epic periods, including expositions on the hymns of the Rig Veda, the Upanisads, Jainism, Buddhism and the theism of the Bhagvadgita.
Gandhi, M. K. [Answers to three questions]--Tagore, R. The religion of an artist.--Abhedānanda, Swāmi. Hindu philosophy in India.--Bhattacharyya, H. The principle of activism.--Bhattacharyya, K. C. The concept of philosophy.--Chatterji, G. C. Common-sense empiricism.--Coomaraswamy, A. K. On the pertinence of philosophy.--Damle, N. G. The faith of an idealist.--Das, B. Ătma-vidyā, or The science of self.--Das, R. Pursuit of truth through doubt and belief.--Dasgupta, S. Philosophy of dependent emergence.--Datta, D. M. Knowledge, reality and the unknown.--Haldar, H. Realistic idealism.--.