India has philosophy in the Western sense of the term, and it began early. This book deals with the roots of that philosophical thought. Included here are plain English translations (with tes) of selections of the Rig Veda, Atharva Veda, and especially the classic Upanishads. Also included are five essays to help understand this philosophical reflections. These essays are on the sources of Indian philosophy, kwledge, metaphysics, and ethics, with a specialized essay on unkwing in the Isha Upanishad.
Richard H. Jones holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University in the history and philosophy of religion and an A.B. from Brown University in religious studies. He also holds a J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. He lives in New York City. He is the author of over a dozen books in philosophy and religion. His website is richardjonesbooks.com.