xx, 244p., Abb., Bib., Index, 23 cm. (Contemporary Researches in Hindu Philosophy & Religion No.15)
The book presents a comprehensive idea of the Samkhya-Yoga epistemology by examining in details specific representative works including the Samakhyakarika of Isvarakrsna. Yogasutra of Patanjali, and Yuktidipika, Mathara-vrtti and other schools of Indian philosophy. Beginning with some fundamentals like origin of the words 'samkhya' and 'yoga', it discusses important tenets of each system, their reference in the Upanisads, the definition of epistemology and its relation with ontology and logic. It delves into the two kinds of knowledge, direct (prama) and indirect (pramana) as understood by the Samakhya-Yoga system and examines these concepts from the view points of other philosophical schools as well.