Meditative Reason: Toward Universal Grammar

Meditative Reason: Toward Universal Grammar

by Ashok K. Gangadean
     
 

The development of Meditative Reason is an attempt to articulate a more universal and potent paradigm of human understanding that builds on the long-tested insights and methods of the meditative traditions and on the centuries of discoveries and innovations in the evolution of the rational enterprise. These explorations address a range of issues at the

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The development of Meditative Reason is an attempt to articulate a more universal and potent paradigm of human understanding that builds on the long-tested insights and methods of the meditative traditions and on the centuries of discoveries and innovations in the evolution of the rational enterprise. These explorations address a range of issues at the forefront of contemporary research: on the nature of rationality and human understanding, on the essence of language and consciousness, on the dynamics of cultural formation and transformations, on the dynamics of communication and dialogue between diverse cultural, religious and philosophical worlds, on the need to explore the common ground between diverse disciplines or fields, and on the perennial quest to decipher the universal code at the heart of eastern and western thought. These disclosures of Meditative Reason call for a radical revisioning of the evolution of thought and cultural life in a global context.

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«Professor Gangadean has decisively and illuminatingly thrown his own contribution into the fray in a stimulating new book of selected essays which is sure to be both timely and controversial.» (Michael G. Barnhart, Haverford Alumni Magazine)
«...the book amply deserves to be studied seriously for the agenda it keeps before the concerned and the way it has attempted to work on the project. The sort of questions it has raised are a matter of serious concern and can hardly be ignored.» (M.P. Marathe, Indian Philosophical Quarterly)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820419916
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/01/1993
Series:
Revisioning Philosophy Series, #14
Pages:
386

Meet the Author

The Author: Ashok Gangadean is Professor of Philosophy at Haverford College (Haverford, PA) where he has taught for the past twenty-four years. He has taught courses and published essays on a range of topics including logical theory and philosophy of language, formal and comparative ontology, history of philosophy, Hindu, Buddhist and Zen philosophy, philosophy east and west, and inter-religious theology and dialogue. Dr. Gangadean has participated extensively in a variety of professional conferences on inter-religious dialogue and East-West comparative philosophy. He was the first Director of the Margaret Gest Center for Cross-Cultural Study of Religion at Haverford. His books, Time, Truth and Logic and Between Worlds: Alterity Meaning and Truth will appear soon.

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