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 King Janaka's Contest

Ariel Glucklich

in The Footsteps of Vishnu: A Historical Introduction to Hinduism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195314052
eISBN:
9780199871766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314052.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter looks at the Upanishads, primarily the Brihadaranyaka and Chandogya. It focuses on a priestly contest at the court of King Janaka where the philosopher Yajnavalkya explains the nature of ... More


Universe and Inner Self in Early Indian and Early Greek Thought

Richard Seaford (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474410991
eISBN:
9781474426695
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410991.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This book focuses from various perspectives on the striking similarities (as well as the concomitant differences) between early Greek and early Indian thought. In both cultures there occurred at ... More


The Ātman-Brahman Inquiries

Srinivasa Rao

in Advaita: A Contemporary Critique

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198079811
eISBN:
9780199081707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198079811.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The inquiries into Ātman and Brahman and the declaration of their identity in the Upanisads has vital implications for Advaita which Śankara’s commentators completely miss and misunderstand. While ... More


<i>Ātman</i> and its transition to worldly existence

Greg Bailey

in Universe and Inner Self in Early Indian and Early Greek Thought

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474410991
eISBN:
9781474426695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410991.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The central concept of atman was acknowledged to be 'ungraspable and unthinkable'. This problem is related to the contrast between the ontological completeness of atman and the ontological ... More


Cosmology, <i>psyche</i> and <i>ātman</i> in the <i>Timaeus</i>, the <i>Ṛgveda</i> and the <i>Upaniṣads</i>

Hyun Höchsmann

in Universe and Inner Self in Early Indian and Early Greek Thought

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474410991
eISBN:
9781474426695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410991.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter compares the Rgveda, the early Upanishads, and Plato's Timaeus for their conception of the universe, the inner self, and the relation between them. All three texts envisage the universe ... More


Technologies of self-immortalisation in ancient Greece and early India

Paolo Visigalli

in Universe and Inner Self in Early Indian and Early Greek Thought

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474410991
eISBN:
9781474426695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410991.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter adapts Foucault's concept of technologies of the self to the production, by means of certain composite psychophysical practices, of a post-mortem immortal self. Such technologies of ... More


I and the No-self Theories: Differences within the Buddhist Tradition

Anindita Niyogi Balslev

in Aham: I: The Enigma of I-consciousness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198089513
eISBN:
9780199082575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198089513.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter contains an exposition of the Buddhist philosophical interpretations of I-consciousness along with the internal differences among the thinkers of various schools of Buddhist philosophy ... More


In Conclusion: Three Paradigms to the Mind–Body Problem and an Indian Paradigm*

Geeta Ramana

in Human Action, Consciousness, and Problems of Representation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198097266
eISBN:
9780199082766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198097266.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

In conclusion, we look at the how the three paradigms of consciousness that run through the book indicate different ways of conceiving the problem of consciousness and the relation of the mind with ... More


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