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Try searching on JSTOR for other items related to this book. At the very outset, it should be emphasized that Indian philosophy has had an extremely long and. SOAS library has all the books that are needed for this paper and students who A study of rationality and analysis in Indian philosophical theory. J. N. Mohanty. The Project Gutenberg EBook of A History of Indian Philosophy, Vol. . books The Study of Patanjali and Yoga Philosophy in relation to other Indian Systems of .
A comprehensive introduction to schools of philosophy in Indian tradition and a throw comparison of these with equally good description of differences among all is found. This books provides an overall sight of Indian philosophy and a good recommendation for all those who are interested in it. Feb 25, Vlad Movchan rated it did not like it Author definitely misunderstood Madhyamaka texts. If one went on to find the reason behind this, one would find that the age-old Indian thinkers had to somehow explain the reality that they found themselves in without science and its tools.
Fortunately for them, they found their recourse in Self-liberation. By declaring that this world was not the primary one and that there was a form of 'higher existence' beyond this existence, th All the schools of Indian philosophy except Charvaka-materialists believed in Karma, Bondage and Self-liberation.
By declaring that this world was not the primary one and that there was a form of 'higher existence' beyond this existence, they easily convinced the commoners that they needed to be 'good' in order to enter the portal to this higher existence. Thus the problem of morality was solved. Their next problem was the unequal suffering and evil that was prevalent in their world. For that, they came up with a cunning concept called 'Karma'. They convinced the sufferers that they suffered because of the sins that they had committed in their past lives.
And in order to escape from this bondage, they had to destroy their Karma. How could they do that? By renouncing all the desires and passions and becoming a monk. Yes, they had to continuously contemplate on the 'higher existence' or 'eternity' or 'God' or 'Supreme Reality' or 'thingamajig'. They had to accept that this life was vulgar and that unless they renounced their lives, they would be born again and again in this world of sorrow and suffering.
Thus, the problem of suffering and evil was also solved.
All was going well. Suddenly, a commoner stood up and asked them how could one who was being brought into existence for the first time first birth of a 'soul' have Karma? So, one always HAD Karma. One had to contemplate in order to lose it.
The commoner, who was not really intelligent enough to question the paradoxical quality of this assumption, accepted it without doubt and revered the thinkers for their intelligence. Thus, everybody believed in Self-liberation and everybody renounced their lives.
The liberated souls in turn helped their fellow humans to liberate themselves. Within a decade, all the humans in the planet became self-liberated. The Oxford Handbook of Indian Philosophy Jonardon Ganeri. The Oxford Handbook of Indian Philosophy.
Why Indian Philosophy? Why Now? Interpreting Indian Philosophy: Kapstein 2. Philosophy as a Distinct Cultural Practice: Smith 4. Comparison or Confluence in Philosophy? Tillemans 7. Gold 9.
Dasti Coreference and Qualification: Reflexive Awareness and No-Self: Proving Idealism: Consciousness and Causal Emergence: Pushing Idealism Beyond its Limits: An Indian Philosophy of Law: Phillips Hindu Disproofs of God: Freedom in Thinking: Anukul Chandra Mukerji: It brings together forty leading international scholars to record the diverse figures, move- ments, and approaches that constitute philosophy in the geographical region of the Indian subcontinent, a region sometimes nowadays designated South Asia.
From the time of the British colonial occupation, it has also been writ- ten in English. It spans philosophy of law, logic, politics, environment, and society, but is most strongly associated with wide-ranging discussions in the philosophy of mind and language, epistemology and metaphysics how we know and what is there to be known , ethics, metaethics, and aesthetics, and metaphilosophy.
The reach of Indian ideas has been vast, both historically and geographically, and it has been and contin- ues to be a major influence in world philosophy.
What are the methods of philosophical inquiry used in pur- suit of their goal? To fulfill such an ambition requires that the contributions engage with the very qualities that make the field fascinating to a contemporary audience: It is essential to emphasize regionality, vernaculars, subaltern communities, eccentrics, and to explore scholarly networks, nodes of philosophical activity, transnational encounters, and con- texts of philosophical invention.
New research contained in this volume highlights pre- viously unexplored thinkers and themes, drawing upon a vast array of scarcely studied and sometimes not even edited work.
While past scholarship has tended toward obses- sive interest in a select few individuals, the timeline that precedes this introduction is a record of a hundred outstandingly important thinkers, and this is but half of one per- cent of the total number known with certainty to have lived and whose writings have been preserved.
The chapters in this Handbook provide a synopsis of the liveliest areas of contempo- rary research and set new agendas for nascent directions of exploration.
The exact list has been determined by criteria that include the importance of the figure to the philosophical tradition, the philosophical interest of their ideas, and the avail- ability of a contemporary scholar able to write about them with the requisite level of philosophical engagement.
Historical narratives of Indian philosophy need also to be responsive to the different rythms and trajectories of different locales in that vast region. Let us start afresh, with a new periodization. At best, usually, one can work out the relative chronology, if for example one text directly cites another.
More often even that is problematic. Issues of authorship are as complex as those of chronology. The names that are traditionally put forward as the authors of these texts are sometimes no more than literary fictions; sometimes too a text is attributed to a famous philosopher as a way to give it extra clout.
Even the date of the Buddha is controversial. Tradition teaches that he died in bce at the age of Modern scholarship is tending to push his date forward, perhaps to somewhere around bce or even sooner. Whenever it was that the Buddha lived, it was an interesting time from a philosophical point of view, and the records of his life contain colorful reports of a whole host of unusual and unconventional thinkers.
What is more important is that in the period from let us say bce until ce a large part of the philosophical activity in India was focused on a crystalization of philo- sophical wisdom into more organized philosophical treatises.
They retain the idea that learning philosophy is a way to the highest good, and thus a path with a purpose, but now see their primary work as consisting in detailed descriptions of the structure of the human being, of the world which human beings inhabit, and of the capacities human beings have to learn about this world. Indeed until the second century ce, Buddhist and Jaina philosophy in India was writ- ten mostly in the languages of Pali and Prakrit, languages that, while not dissimilar to Sanskrit, were not destined to become the main vehicle for intellectual discussion on the subcontinent.
Their rivals found themselves having to defend the foundations of their philosophical matrices as they had never had to before, and they skillfully adapted and reimagined the resources those structures made available in attempts to give answers to the challenges presented by Buddhist and Jaina thinkers, all the while co-opting and reusing Buddhist and Jaina ideas as they went.