Transformative Philosophy - A Study of Sankara, Fichte, and Heidegger

Transformative Philosophy - A Study of Sankara, Fichte, and Heidegger

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Author: John A Taber
Publisher: Sri Satguru Publications
Year: 1992
Language: English
Pages: 191
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170303451

Description

In the History of Philosophy there have been certain figures for whom philosophy has been not so much a quest for true ideas as search for higher states of consciousness. Such thinkers tell us that ordinary experience is a dream, an illusion, a faint reflection of what is truly real, and that if we are to know the truly real we must awaken from the dream, enliven slumbering faculties, make a transition to a new state of awareness. Fichie and Sankara , the two thinkers with whom the present study is primarily concerned the philosophy of this category.

Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Chapter 1: The Transormative Structure of Sankara’s Advaita Vedanta

1. Is Sankara’s Advaita Vedanta Exclusively a Path of Knowledge

2. Sankara’s Prerequisites

3. The Quest for Liberation and Levels of Discourse

Chapter 2: Indian Philosophy, Western Philosophy, and the Problem of Intelligibility

1. Sankara’s Theory of consciousness

2. Self-Consciousness as a Self-Contradiction

3. Myticism and Paradox

4. The Mechanics of transformation

5. Transformative Philosophy as a Type

Chapter 3: Fichte as Transormative Philosopher

1. The Intellectual Instition and the Emergence of Self-Consciousness

2. The Transformation Wrought by knowledge

3. Ficte’s Eductional program

4. The “Logic” of Transformative Philosophy

Chapter 4: Ramifications of Transformative philosophy

1. Heidegger and the Task of thinking

2. Is Transformative Philosophy Edifying Philosophy

3. In Defence of Transformative Philosophy

Notes

Bibliography

Index