Essays on Indian Philosophy

Essays on Indian Philosophy

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Author: J N Mohanty
Editor: Purushottama Bilimoria
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year: 2002
Language: English
Pages: 347
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0195658787

Description

This collection of essays by professor J.N Mohanty ‘chart's… a sort of intellectual autobiography’ and traces his reflection in India philosophy and arrange of other issues, over a span of forty years.

Part I deals with problems in metaphysics, epistemology, and language, along with thoughtful treatments of notions such as experience, self, consciousness, doubt, tradition, and modernity.

Essays in part 11 written during the turbulent post Independence years, survey issue in social ethics, reforms activities, and religion, variously in the works of Aurobindo, Gandhi, Vinobha, and Rammohun Roy.

Part 111 discusses the encounter between phenomenology and philosophy, between Indian and Western philosophy, through an incisive analysis of some major concerns of philosophy, through an incisive analysis of some major concerns of philosophy, anywhere. The collection ends with some thoughts of the future of Indian philosophy.

Those keen on keeping abreast with the ‘other’ interests and equally phenomenology and philosophical current, will find in these essays an invigorating and challenging thrust. The editor’s substantial introduction followed by the author’s own prologue set the scene for a stimulating read.

EXCERPTS FROM REVIEWS:

The essays in this collection are delightful reading….. Replete with argumentative skill.’
- The Book Review

‘Jitendra Mohanty triumphs because of his generosity of understanding and closeness of the voice of earth-bound man. This if the true Indian spirit of philosophy: an integral view of the near and the Far, Being and Becoming Today and Tomorrow.’
- The Hindu

Contents

Part 1:
SOME PROBLEMS IN METAPHYICS, EPOSTEMOLOGY AND LANGUAGE

Philosophy as Reflection on Experience
The Concept of Metaphysics
The Concept of Intuition
Kalidas Bhattacharyya as a metaphysician
Some Thoughts on Daya Krishna's Three Myths
Consciousness in Vedanta
Can the Self become an Object? (Thoughts on Samkara's statement: Nayam atma
Subject and Person: Eastern and Western Modes of Thinking about Man
Reflections on the Nyaya Theory of Avayavipratyaksa
Nyaya Theory of Doubt

PART II
HUMANITY, SOCIAL ETHICS AND UNDERSTANDING RELIGION

Sri Aurobindo on Language
Sri Aurobindo on the Ideal Social Order
Integralism and Modern Philosophical Anthropology
Sarvodaya and Aurobindo: A Rapprochement
The Mind behind Bhoodan: Shri Vinoba Bhave's Land-gift Movement
Science and Self-Knowledge
Vinoba's Gandhism: An Aspect
Gandhi's Concept of Man
Remarks on Raja Rammohan Roy's Religious Thought

PART III
ENCOUNTERS: PHENOMENOLOGY AND PHILOSOPHY,
INDIA AND THE WEST

On interpreting Indian Philosophy - Some Problems and Concerns
Philosophy in India 1967-73
Phenomenology in Indian Philosophy
Phenomenology and Indian Philosophy: The Concept of Rationality
Phenomenology and Existentialism: Encounter with Indian Philosophy
Philosophy of History and its Presuppositions
Are Indian and Western Philosophy radically different?
The Future of Indian Phi8losophy

Bibliography