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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


Introduction: New Stuff: On the Very Idea of Creativity in Philosophical Thinking

Arindam Chakrabarti

in Contrary Thinking: Selected Essays of Daya Krishna

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199795550
eISBN:
9780190267636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199795550.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This introduction explores the very possibility of being creative in philosophy, when philosophy is broadly understood as the art of self-critical conceptual clarification. Daya Krishna was ... More


The Texts on Sabbatical

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/9780198092230.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter discusses the philosophical assumptions of the Samvad project undertaken by Daya Krishna and others. It lays bare the temporal imbalance underlying this project, namely, how this project ... More


Philosophy and India: Ancestors, Outsiders, and Predecessors

A. Raghuramaraju

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198092230
eISBN:
9780199082599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092230.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Philosophy is the terrain that can systematically explicate the soul of India. Yet, notwithstanding its true capacity and assigned centrality, philosophy in modern India has not lived up to ... More


The “Shock-Proof, ” “Evidence-Proof, ” “Argument-Proof” World of Sāmpradāyika Scholarship of Indian Philosophy

Nalini Bhushan, Jay L. Garfield, and Daniel Raveh (eds)

in Contrary Thinking: Selected Essays of Daya Krishna

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199795550
eISBN:
9780190267636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199795550.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this chapter, Daya Krishna reflects on samvāda, a dialogic encounter, what he himself often referred to in English as “discussion and debate.” Krishna responds to critics who commented on his ... More


Contrary Thinking: Selected Essays of Daya Krishna

Daya Krishna

Jay L. Garfield and Daniel Raveh (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199795550
eISBN:
9780190267636
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199795550.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Daya Krishna was easily the most creative and original Indian philosopher of the second half of the twentieth century. His thought and philosophical energy dominated academic Indian philosophy and ... More


The Mīmāṃsāka versus the Yājñika: Some Further Problems in the Interpretation of śruti in the Indian Tradition*

Nalini Bhushan, Jay L. Garfield, and Daniel Raveh (eds)

in Contrary Thinking: Selected Essays of Daya Krishna

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199795550
eISBN:
9780190267636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199795550.003.0020
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this chapter, Daya Krishna addresses the way in which different interpreters, based on their expertise as theoreticians or practitioners, for instance, have selected out different parts of the ... 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


Illusion, Hallucination, and the Problem of Truth

Nalini Bhushan, Jay L. Garfield, and Daniel Raveh (eds)

in Contrary Thinking: Selected Essays of Daya Krishna

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199795550
eISBN:
9780190267636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199795550.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this chapter, Daya Krishna reflects on one critical source of knowledge: sense perception. Rather than arguing for the reliability of sense perception in generating knowledge, Krishna shows that ... More


Is the Doctrine of Arthavāda Compatible with the Idea of Śruti?: The Basic Dilemma for the Revelatory Texts of any Tradition

Nalini Bhushan, Jay L. Garfield, and Daniel Raveh (eds)

in Contrary Thinking: Selected Essays of Daya Krishna

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199795550
eISBN:
9780190267636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199795550.003.0019
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this chapter, Daya Krishna raises questions about the valorized status of sacred texts in the Indian tradition by documenting several serious hermeneutical disputes that occurred between the ... More


Eros, Nomos, and Logos

Nalini Bhushan, Jay L. Garfield, and Daniel Raveh (eds)

in Contrary Thinking: Selected Essays of Daya Krishna

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199795550
eISBN:
9780190267636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199795550.003.0027
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this chapter, Daya Krishna reflects on the concepts of Eros, Nomos, and Logos. According to Krishna, Eros need not be conceived as pure attraction, unmixed with any counter or negative impulse, ... More


Thinking Creatively about the Creative Act

Nalini Bhushan, Jay L. Garfield, and Daniel Raveh (eds)

in Contrary Thinking: Selected Essays of Daya Krishna

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199795550
eISBN:
9780190267636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199795550.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this chapter, Daya Krishna discusses the philosophical notion of creative thinking about the creative act. Krishna cites art as a paradigmatic example of the creative act. He asks whether art can ... More


Comparative Philosophy: What it is and what it Ought to be

Nalini Bhushan, Jay L. Garfield, and Daniel Raveh (eds)

in Contrary Thinking: Selected Essays of Daya Krishna

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199795550
eISBN:
9780190267636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199795550.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this chapter, Daya Krishna reflects on comparative philosophy. In particular, he identifies a problem that is at the core of all comparative studies—that what passes for a transcultural or ... More


Apoha and Samavāya in Kantian Perspective

Nalini Bhushan, Jay L. Garfield, and Daniel Raveh (eds)

in Contrary Thinking: Selected Essays of Daya Krishna

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199795550
eISBN:
9780190267636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199795550.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this chapter, Daya Krishna reflects on two concepts of Indian philosophy: apoha (definition in terms of what an object is not) and samavāya (the relation between an object and its action or ... More


Is “Tat Tvam Asi” the Same Type of Identity Statement as “The Morning Star Is the Evening Star”?

Nalini Bhushan, Jay L. Garfield, and Daniel Raveh (eds)

in Contrary Thinking: Selected Essays of Daya Krishna

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199795550
eISBN:
9780190267636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199795550.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this chapter, Daya Krishna reflects on two different kinds of identity statement, each central to a distinctive philosophical tradition: “Tat tvam asi” and “the morning star is the evening star.” ... More


Negation: Can Philosophy Ever Recover from it?

Nalini Bhushan, Jay L. Garfield, and Daniel Raveh (eds)

in Contrary Thinking: Selected Essays of Daya Krishna

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199795550
eISBN:
9780190267636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199795550.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this chapter, Daya Krishna reflects on the concept of negation within the context of philosophy. The ambiguous role of negation in language, thought, and experience has created problems and ... More


Knowledge: Whose is it, what is it, and why has it to be “True?”

Nalini Bhushan, Jay L. Garfield, and Daniel Raveh (eds)

in Contrary Thinking: Selected Essays of Daya Krishna

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199795550
eISBN:
9780190267636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199795550.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this chapter, Daya Krishna reflects on knowledge. According to Krishna, to think of knowledge is immediately to think of the senses, and yet it is not man alone who possesses the senses. Living ... More


Madness, Reason, and Truth

Nalini Bhushan, Jay L. Garfield, and Daniel Raveh (eds)

in Contrary Thinking: Selected Essays of Daya Krishna

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199795550
eISBN:
9780190267636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199795550.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this chapter, Daya Krishna reflects on reason and truth. Philosophers are said to be specialists in the business of truth and reality that, for some reason, are supposed to be closely related to ... More


Reality, Imagination, and Truth

Nalini Bhushan, Jay L. Garfield, and Daniel Raveh (eds)

in Contrary Thinking: Selected Essays of Daya Krishna

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199795550
eISBN:
9780190267636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199795550.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this chapter, Daya Krishna reflects on reality, imagination, and truth. Krishna suggests a radical alternative to the conceptual framework within which philosophy typically operates, adopting a ... More


Can the Analysis of Adhyāsa Ever Lead to an Advaitic Conclusion?

Nalini Bhushan, Jay L. Garfield, and Daniel Raveh (eds)

in Contrary Thinking: Selected Essays of Daya Krishna

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199795550
eISBN:
9780190267636
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199795550.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In this chapter, Daya Krishna reflects on adhyāsa in relation to Advaita Vedānta. That something is taken as something else cannot be a sign of unreality of either, and yet this has been the ground ... More


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