Author: Shubhada A Joshi
Publisher: Sri Satguru Publications
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170304105
This book is an attempt to evaluate Lokayata by Debiprasad Chattopadhyaya. Lokayata is the interpretation of history of Indian philosophy from Marxist view point. This critical evaluation of it attempts to show that marxist interpretation of history is not an ideal frame-work, espeically so, for the history of Indian Philosophy.
This book refutes Marxist interpretation by showing its drawbacks and effects, as well as it gives positive aspects of Indian Philosophy.
I. Purvapaksa-Lokayata stated
II. Marxist and other methods examined
III. Second look at ‘Rgveda I ‘Rg Vedic Society and economy
IV. Second look at ‘Rgveda II ‘Rg Vedic Philosophy
V. Udgitha and Philosophy of Chandogya
VI. Samkhya and non-vedic materialism
VII. Tenets of Tantra
VIII. Lokayata Restated