Mind, Language and World: The Collected Essays of Bimal Krishna Matilal Volume I

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byBimal Krishna Matilal

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The unifying motif of Bimal Krishna Matilal's work is the study of rational traditions in Indian philosophical thought. With his ability to span the divide between the Indian and Western intellectual traditions, he brought contemporary techniques of analytical philosophy to bear upon theissues raised in classical Indian philosophy and, conversely, to highlight the relevance of Indian thought in the modern world. From analyses of the arguments of the classical philosophers to an evaluation of the role of philosophy in classical Indian society, from critique of Western perceptions of Indian philosophy to reflection on the thought of Indian intellectuals like Bankimchandra and Radhakrishnan, the two volumesbring together rare and landmark essays. This volume includes sections on scepticism and mysticism; Nyaya realism; Indian Buddhism; Sanskrit semantics; and philosophy in India: perceptions and problems. The companion volume, Ethics and Epics, deals with dharma, rationality and moral dilemmas; epicsand ethics; pluralism, relativism, and interaction between cultures; ideas from the east; and concepts in Indian religions.

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The unifying motif of Bimal Krishna Matilal's work is the study of rational traditions in Indian philosophical thought. With his ability to span the divide between the Indian and Western intellectual traditions, he brought contemporary techniques of analytical philosophy to bear upon theissues raised in classical Indian philosophy and,...

Bimal Krishna Matilal (1935-91) was Spalding Professor of Eastern Religions and Ethics, All Souls College, Oxford Jonardon Ganeri is Recurrent Visiting Professor of Philosophy, Kingas College London, and Global Professor, New York University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:492 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 1.4 inPublished:July 18, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Volume IPART I: SCEPTICISM AND MYSTICISM1. Mysticism and Reality: Ineffabiiity2. The Logical Illumination of Indian Mysticism3. The Ineffable4. Scepticism and Mysticism5. Scepticism, Mysticism and Sri Aurobindo's OptimismPART II: NYAYA REALISM6. Nave Realism, Nyaya Realism and the Causal Theory7. Awareness and Meaning in Navya- Nyaya8. On the Theory of Number and Paryapti in Navya-Nyaya9. Some Issues of Nyaya Realism10. Knowledge, Truth and Pramatva11. Understanding, Knowing and Justification12. A Realist View of PerceptionPART III: INDIAN BUDDHISM13. A Critique of the Madhyamika Position14. Nyaya Critique of the Buddhist Doctrine of Non-soul15. Dinnaga as Interpreted by UddyotakaraPart I: Uddyotakara's Exposition of Dinnaga's Apoha TheoryPart II: Uddyotakara's Critique of Dinnaga16. Is Prasanga a Form of Deconstruction?17. What is Buddhism?18. The Perception of Self in the Indian TraditionPART IV: SANSKRIT SEMANTICS19. Some Comments of Patanjali Under 1.2.6420. On the Notion of the Locative in Sanskrit21. What Bhartr?hari Would Have Said about Quine's Indeterminacy Thesis22. Some Reflections on Sanskrit SemanticsPART V: PHILOSOPHY IN INDIA: PERCEPTIONS AND PROBLEMS23. Indian Philosophy: Is There a Problem Today?24. On the Concept of Philosophy in India25. On Dogmas of Orientalism26. Ideas and Values in Radhakrishnan's Thought27. India without Mystification: Comments on Nussbaum and Sen28. Images of India: Problems and Perceptions29. Bankimchandra, Hinduism and Nationalism30. Radhakrishnan and the Problem of Modernity in Indian PhilosophyIndex