Knowledge and Freedom in Indian Philosophy

Knowledge and Freedom in Indian Philosophy

by Tara Chatterjea


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Knowledge and Freedom in Indian Philosophy by Tara Chatterjea

In this groundbreaking collection of articles, Tara Chatterjea brings Indian philosophy into proximity with contemporary analytic thought. Her emphasis on analytic methodology, as well as the book's combination of epistemology and ethics, makes this work unique. With issues ranging from the definition of pramanya and the relation between truth and knowledge to a meaningful redefinition of moksa, this book will appeal to scholars and will be welcomed into advanced courses in Indian philosophy, religion, and culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780739106921
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 08/05/2003
Pages: 178
Product dimensions: 6.04(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.57(d)

About the Author

Tara Chatterjea taught philosophy for over seventeen years at Lady Brabourne College, University of Calcutta.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Did Prabhakara Hold the View that Knowledge Is Self-Manifesting? Chapter 3 The Concept of Saksin Chapter 4 An Attempt to Understand Svatah-pramanyavada in Advaita Vedanta Chapter 5 Svatah-Pramanyavada in Mimamsa Chapter 6 The Concept of Truth in Buddhist Logic Chapter 7 Krishna Chandra Bhattacharyya and Anekantavada Chapter 8 Moksa, the Parama Purusartha Chapter 9 Svadharma Chapter 10 Niskama Karma Chapter 11 In Search of Egoism and Altruism in Hindu Thought

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