July 28, 2006

Debates in Indian philosophy

Raghuramaraju, A.: Debates in Indian philosophy : classical, colonial, and contemporary - New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2006. Dienstag, 18.07.2006
Debates in Indian Philosophy retraces the deep and disturbing impact of colonialism and Western philosophy on the dialogical structure of Indian thought. It highlights the general tendency in contemporary Indian philosophy to avoid direct dialogue as opposed to the rich and elaborate debates that formed the pivot of the classical Indian tradition. Perusing works in and on Indian philosophy, the author searches for possible and hidden dialogues.
He identifies three important areas where there is a clear possibility of debate: between Swami Vivekananda and Mahatma Gandhi; V.D. Savarkar and Mahatma Gandhi; and Sri Aurobindo and Krishnachandra Bhattacharyya. He retrieves these debates on state and pre-modern society, religion, and politics, and science and spiritualism respectively. He concludes by indicating possible directions that Indian philosophy can take, and explicates the nature of the postcolonial self - not merely at a political level but by restoring the metaphysical texts of contemporary India. Providing theoretical gravitas to ongoing political and sociological debates, Raghuramaraju sheds light on their philosophical underpinnings. [Oxford University Press]
Inhalt Preface. ix1. The Discourse of Debates in Indian Philosophy: Classical, Colonial and Contemporary. 12. Swami and Mahatma Paradigms: State and Civil Society. 293. Savarkar and Gandhi: From Politicizing Religion to Spiritualizing Politics. 664. Sri Aurobindo and Krishnachandra Bhattacharyya: Relation between Science and Spiritualism. 92 Conclusion. 117Bibliography. 125Index. 134 AutorA. Raghuramaraju (*1957), Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Hyderabad. Faculty profile.Quelle: Centre for the Study of Culture and Society; Oxford University Press (India); Eastern Book Corp.; D. K. Agencies; Biblia Impex.Schlagwörter: Philosophie hastasiempre um 17:10 Philosophie TrackBack (0) Artikel versenden Dein Kommentar

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