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Non-Dualism (Advaita Vedanta)

Keith Ward

in Religion and Human Nature

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269618
eISBN:
9780191683718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269618.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Theology, World Religions

This chapter examines the view of Advaita or non-dualistic Vedanta on human nature. Advaita Vedanta proposes a ‘one self’ view of human nature. Swami Vivekananda, one of its greatest teachers, has ... 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


The Philosophy of Life as the Field of Immanence

Gavin Flood

in Religion and the Philosophy of Life

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198836124
eISBN:
9780191873478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198836124.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The philosophies of life that emphasize life as a plane of immanence, in which there is no outside and no transcendence beyond the world, have expressed a modern non-dualism that is compatible with ... More


A Secular Age?: Reflections on Taylor and Panikkar

Fred Dallmayr

in Being in the World: Dialogue and Cosmopolis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813141916
eISBN:
9780813142364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813141916.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter Eight explores the major dilemma between faith and reason in modern Western thought. Dallmayr discusses the conflict between religion and secular life, asserting that both the divine and ... More


Non-dualism of the Two Truths: Sanlun and Tiantai on Contradictions

Yasuo Deguchi

in What Can't be Said: Paradox and Contradiction in East Asian Thought

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197526187
eISBN:
9780197526217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197526187.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter addresses the way that paradox is handled in two early Chinese Buddhist exegetical traditions: Sanlun and Tiantai. We show that the Sanlun philosophers Jizang and pseudo-Jizang see ... More


Mind and Society: From Indian Studies to General Sociology

J.P.S. Uberoi

Khalid Tyabji (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780199495986
eISBN:
9780199099825
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199495986.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Seamless in approach and rigour of method and seated very much in the post-modern present, this book spans a wide spectrum of historical periods, cultures, religions, regions and politics. This is a ... More


Reading Śrīkaṇṭha’s Commentary

Jonathan Duquette

in Defending God in Sixteenth-Century India: The Śaiva Oeuvre of Appaya Dīkṣita

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198870616
eISBN:
9780191913259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198870616.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter introduces Appaya’s Śivādvaita Vedānta works, paying special attention to its most important piece, the Śivārkamaṇidīpikā. The chapter first discusses Appaya’s doxography of Vedānta ... More


Conclusion In Defence of Śiva

Jonathan Duquette

in Defending God in Sixteenth-Century India: The Śaiva Oeuvre of Appaya Dīkṣita

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198870616
eISBN:
9780191913259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198870616.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

The conclusion tackles the key question of what it meant for Appaya to ‘defend’ Śaiva religion in his time and place. It addresses in particular the tension between his Śivādvaita Vedānta work, ... More


Right, Left and Centre in the Sciences of Nature

J.P.S. Uberoi

Khalid Tyabji (ed.)

in Mind and Society: From Indian Studies to General Sociology

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780199495986
eISBN:
9780199099825
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199495986.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

This chapter continues with the author’s critique of modern Western science. It traces the inherent dualisms of the modernist approach to spheres of thought, nature and society whether they be of the ... More


Poetry as Theology

Hamsa Stainton

in Poetry as Prayer in the Sanskrit Hymns of Kashmir

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780190889814
eISBN:
9780190889845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190889814.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter delves into the complexity of poetry as theology. Focusing largely on the most influential period of theological composition in Kashmir, from the ninth century to the twelfth, it ... More


Mind Outside Brain: A Radically Non-Dualist Foundation for Distributed Cognition

Francis Heylighen and Shima Beigi

in Socially Extended Epistemology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198801764
eISBN:
9780191840357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198801764.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

We approach the problem of the extended mind from a radically non-dualist perspective. The separation between mind and matter is an artifact of the mechanistic worldview, which leaves no room for ... More


Hassidic Idealism: Some Hidden Benefits

Samuel Lebens

in The Principles of Judaism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198843252
eISBN:
9780191879098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198843252.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Having responded to various problems with Hassidic Idealism in chapter 4, this chapter charts some hidden benefits. The view helps to make sense of two central Jewish traditions that would otherwise ... More


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