Author: Susan Walters
J L Shaw/
Publisher: Ramakrishna Mission
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8187332018
This volume is a collection of twenty-one papers presented at an International Seminar attended by thirteen scholars from overseas and ten from India, besides a number of notable scholars who took part in the discussions as observers.
How do we know? This seemingly simple question has aroused the interest of numerous philosophers of East and West from ancient times down to the present, and innumerable answers have been given. Because of the wide interest in this vital question, a - 5 day international seminar was organized by the Ramakrishna Mission with a view to help narrow the wide gap of misunderstanding on this subject between modern philosophers of East and West.
Prof. DasGupta in his paper 'Swami Vivekananda's Concept of Knowledge' discussed Western epistemology comparing it with Swami Vivekananda's views. The editors decided that because of the paper's relevance to the subject of the Seminar, it would be a fitting introduction to this volume. Therefore it has become the Foreword to this book.
Foreword : Swami Vivekananda's Concept of Knowledge
The Epistemological Point of View of Bhartrhari
Cultural Presuppositions as Determinants in Experience : A Comparison of Some Basic Indian and Western Concepts
An Epistemological Study of Mysticism in Christianity and Hinduism
Ramanuja's Concept of Knowledge
Some Remarks on the Definition of Knowledge
The Use of the Word Prama : Valid Cognition in Advaita Vedanta
Theories of Error in Indian Philosophy or Five Types of Khyati
Valid Cognition (Prama) and the Truth (Satyata) of its Object
The Concept of 'Realization' Re-examined
Classical Yoga Philosophy and Some Issues in the Philosophy of Mind
Epistemology from a Relativistic Point of View
Epistemology and Understanding of Language
Confucian Knowledge : Commensurability and Alterity
Knowledge and Ignorance
Truth Vs. Workability Rehashed
Knowledge, Truth, and Scepticism
Knowledge : Some contemporary Problems and their Solutions from the Nyaya Perspective
Madhyamaka on Naturalized Epistemology
What Limits to Though, Inquiry and Philosophy ?
The Action of the Subject towards the Outer World in Indian Realism
Patanjali's Classical Yoga : An Epistemological Emphasis