chapter  2
Asian Philosophy
ByMATTHEW DASTI
Pages 15

Concern with theism and issues related to theistic belief takes on various manifestations throughout Asia. Largely, however, philosophical reflection on theism is an Indian affair. This chapter will therefore focus upon the intersection of theism and philosophy in India. Given the great number of Indian philosophical and religious schools, an exhaustive survey would amount to little more than a list of names and definitions. Accordingly, this study will err on the side of depth over breadth, with the intention of providing familiarity with central issues and debates. The final section will serve as an appendix of sorts, by listing major philosophical schools and their perspectives on theism.