November 14, 2008

Sri Aurobindo on the Ideal Social Order

Essays on Indian Philosophy by J N Mohanty
Our Price: $29.95 USD 347 Pages (Year: 2002) Oxford University Press ~ ISBN: 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

Table of Contents Part 1: SOME PROBLEMS IN METAPHYICS, EPOSTEMOLOGY AND LANGUAGE Philosophy as Reflection on Experience The Concept of Metaphysics The Concept of IntuitionKalidas Bhattacharyya as a metaphysician Some Thoughts on Daya Krishna's Three MythsConsciousness 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 ManReflections on the Nyaya Theory of Avayavipratyaksa Nyaya Theory of Doubt

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