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The Dispeller of Disputes: Nagarjuna's Vigrahavyavartani

Jan Westerhoff

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199732692
eISBN:
9780199777365
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732692.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism, Philosophy of Religion

The Vigrahavyāvartanī is a short work by the second-century Indian Buddhist philosopher Nāgārjuna. In this text, which is written in a lively question-and-answer style he addresses a number of ... More


Debates in Indian Philosophy: Classical, Colonial, and Contemporary

A. Raghuramaraju

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195693027
eISBN:
9780199080359
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195693027.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book elucidates the debate between Swami Vivekananda and Mahatma Gandhi, V.D. Savarkar and Gandhi, and Sri Aurobindo and Krishnachandra Bhattacharyya. It also compares and contrasts for the ... More


The Discourse of Debates in Indian Philosophy: Classical, Colonial, and Contemporary

A. Raghuramaraju

in Debates in Indian Philosophy: Classical, Colonial, and Contemporary

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195693027
eISBN:
9780199080359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195693027.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter focuses on how colonialism seems to have operated on contemporary Indian philosophy. The conclusion may be tentatively used to generalize and understand the larger impact of colonialism ... More


The Concealed Art of the Soul: Theories of Self and Practices of Truth in Indian Ethics and Epistemology

Jonardon Ganeri

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199202416
eISBN:
9780191708558
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202416.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The mistakes we make about ourselves result in our deepest sufferings. Philosophy, meant to be a medicine for our souls' affliction, claims to offer both a diagnosis and a cure. This book looks to ... More


Systematic Philosophy between the Empires: Some Determining Features

Johannes Bronkhorst

in Between the Empires: Society in India 300 BCE to 400 CE

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195305326
eISBN:
9780199850884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305326.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

A number of indications suggest that the period from the beginning of Indian systematic philosophy up to the time of the Gupta Empire can be divided into two distinct eras. During these two eras ... More


Wach, Radhakrishnan, and Relativism

Charles S. Preston

in Hermeneutics, Politics, and the History of Religions: The Contested Legacies of Joachim Wach and Mircea Eliade

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195394337
eISBN:
9780199777358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195394337.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter concerns itself with the debate between Joachim Wach and Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan over the issue of relativism. It provides a critical assessment of the significance of this engagement ... More


Introduction

Bimal Krishna Matilal

in Perception: An Essay on Classical Indian Theories of Knowledge

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239765
eISBN:
9780191680014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239765.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book introduces, discusses, and tries to defend a form of realism called Nyāya realism simply because this stands closest to the position upheld by the adherents of the Nyāya school in the ... More


The Nature of Philosophical Argument

Bimal Krishna Matilal

in Perception: An Essay on Classical Indian Theories of Knowledge

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198239765
eISBN:
9780191680014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198239765.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter aims to provide a somewhat broader perspective of Indian philosophy in the background of which philosophical arguments regarding perception and knowledge were developed. It deals with ... More


Self and Subjectivity: A Middle Way Approach

Georges Dreyfus

in Self, No Self?: Perspectives from Analytical, Phenomenological, and Indian Traditions

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199593804
eISBN:
9780191595691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593804.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter uses insights of the Yogācāra Buddhist tradition to explore some questions concerning consciousness. It is first argued that the Yogācāra view of consciousness provides a middle ground ... More


Sri Aurobindo and Krishnachandra Bhattacharyya: Relation between Science and Spiritualism

A. Raghuramaraju

in Debates in Indian Philosophy: Classical, Colonial, and Contemporary

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195693027
eISBN:
9780199080359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195693027.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter discusses the relation between science (matter) and metaphysics or philosophy (spirit), particularly modern science and the metaphysical aspect of contemporary Indian philosophy. It also ... More


Conclusion

A. Raghuramaraju

in Debates in Indian Philosophy: Classical, Colonial, and Contemporary

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195693027
eISBN:
9780199080359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195693027.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter concludes with a look at the complexity of contemporary Indian philosophy and the nature of the postcolonial self. It also makes some clarifications regarding the terrain of contemporary ... More


Examination of Knowing

Krishnachandra Bhattacharyya

in Implications of the Philosophy of Kant: Kantadarsaner Tatparyya

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077336
eISBN:
9780199081530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077336.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter is concerned with the active nature of knowledge, and uses Indian philosophy to interpret the primary conclusions of the Critique of Pure Reason. It first presents a working definition ... More


Philosophy in India

A. Raghuramaraju

in Philosophy and India: Ancestors, Outsiders, and Predecessors

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198092230
eISBN:
9780199082599
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092230.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter critically evaluates the assessment of the state of philosophy in Indian universities by K. Satchidananda Murty. Though Murty’s canvas of philosophy is broad based, he fails to take into ... More


Hegel’s India Writings: Art, Religion, and Philosophy

Aakash Singh Rathore and Rimina Mohapatra

in Hegel's India: A Reinterpretation, with Texts

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199468270
eISBN:
9780199087464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199468270.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

Hegel examines instances of Indian Art, Religion, and Philosophy and avers that they are based on pantheistic, pictorial, representative understanding, and not adequately speculative or conceptual. ... More


Pandits and Professors: The Renaissance of Secular India*

Nalini Bhushan and Jay L. Garfield

in Indian Philosophy in English: From Renaissance to Independence

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199769261
eISBN:
9780190267605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199769261.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines the contribution of Indian philosophy to the so-called “gift of the secular” in India under the British Raj. More specifically, it looks at a set of strategies adopted by Indian ... More


The Plato of Allahabad: A. C. Mukerji’s Contributions to Indian and to World Philosophy*

Nalini Bhushan and Jay L. Garfield

in Indian Philosophy in English: From Renaissance to Independence

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199769261
eISBN:
9780190267605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199769261.003.0025
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter examines Anukul Chandra Mukerji’s contributions to both Indian and world philosophy. It first considers Daya Krishna’s claim that there was no Indian philosophy in Anglophone ... More


Freedom and Solidarity: Toward New Beginnings

Fred Dallmayr

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813165783
eISBN:
9780813165813
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165783.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book explores the possibility of a transition from the modern paradigm—presently in a state of decay or disarray—toward new modes of life where freedom and solidarity would be reconciled, thus ... More


Appearance and Reality *

M.V. Nadkarni

in Ethics For Our Times: Essays in Gandhian Perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198073864
eISBN:
9780199082162
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198073864.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the relation between the concepts of appearance and reality in the Indian context. It highlights the fact that the quest for reality beyond appearance in India has created a lot ... More


Beyond the Limits of Thought

Graham Priest

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199254057
eISBN:
9780191698194
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199254057.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book presents an expanded edition of the author's exploration of the nature and limits of thought. Embracing contradiction and challenging traditional logic, the book engages with issues across ... More


Hegel's India: A Reinterpretation, with Texts

Aakash Singh Rathore and Rimina Mohapatra

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199468270
eISBN:
9780199087464
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199468270.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, General

In his writings on India, Hegel characterized Indian thought as “fantastic,” “subjective,” “wild,” “dreamy,” “frenzied,” “absurd,” and “repetitive.” If Indian art, religion, and philosophy were so ... More


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