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New Perspectives in Indian Philosophy

Daya Krishna

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ISBN 10: 817033652X / ISBN 13: 9788170336525
Published by Rawat, 2001
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Contents: Introduction. 1. A plea for a new history of philosophy in India.2. Towards a field theory of Indian philosophy: suggestions for a new way of looking at Indian philosophy. 3. Indian philosophy in the first millennium A.D.: fact and fiction. 4. Where are the Vedas in the first millennium A.D.? 5. Vedanta in the first millennium A.D.: the case study of a retrospective illusion imposed by the historiography of Indian philosophy. 6. Pratityasamutpada-does it say anything new? 7. How Anekantika is Anekanta? Some reflections on the Jain theory of Anekantavada. 8. Mimamsa before Jaimini: some problems in the interpretation of rule in the Indian tradition. 9. The mimamsaka versus Yajnika: some further problem in the interpretation of Sruti in the Indian tradition. 10. Syena yaga: the Achilles heel of Sruti in Indian tradition. 11. Is the doctrine of Arthavada compatible with the idea of Sruti? 12. The myth of the Prasthana Trayi. 13. Is "Tattvam asi" the same type of identity statement as "The morning star is the evening star"? 14. Can the analysis of Adhyasa ever lead to an Advaitic conclusion? 15. Was Acarya Samkara responsible for the disappearance of Buddhist philosophy from India? 16. Is Nyaya realist or idealist? 17. Can Navya Nyaya analysis make a distinction between sense and reference? 18. Did the Gopis really love Krsna?: Some reflections on Bhakti as a Purusartha in the Indian tradition.19. The Varnasrama syndrome of Indian sociology. 20. 'Shock-proof', ' Evidence-proof', 'Argument-proof' world of Sampradayika scholarship of 268 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 34272

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Title: New Perspectives in Indian Philosophy

Publisher: Rawat

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:As New

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"Indian philosophy, till now, has been generally presented in a historical manner and in such a way as if there were no problems about it. The book challenges this way of presentation both at the general as well as specific levels. It starts with a plea for a new history of philosophy in India and ends with a reply to two controversies - one relating to vedanta and the other to nyaya. It will help in making us aware of the need for a fresh look at the philosophical traditions of India, so that they may become alive once again and may be pursued with renewed vigour."

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