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Enduring ColonialismClassical Presences and Modern Absences in Indian Philosophy$
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A. Raghuramaraju

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195699364

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195699364.001.0001

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Convergences on Pre-existence, Existence, and Post-existence

Convergences on Pre-existence, Existence, and Post-existence

(p.27) 1. Convergences on Pre-existence, Existence, and Post-existence
Enduring Colonialism

A. Raghuramaraju

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the convergence of different metaphysical systems on aspects of permanence, namely, pre-, post- and non-existence. Highlighting these convergences will help in recognizing the novelty of the twentieth century philosophical text from India, Desire and Liberation. It considers two dominant aspects of pre-existence — Non-Being and Being in various philosophical systems — followed discussions of the transformation from pre-existence to existence and overcoming existence as post-existence. The first and the third are associated with permanence and the second with change and impermanence. These topics have been analysed with examples from Vedas, Upanishads, orthodox Indian philosophical schools, and non-orthodox groups like Jainism, Buddhism, and Rationalism. It also discusses the theories of Bergson and Chandidas on relation between permanence and negation.

Keywords:   metaphysical systems, permanence, non-existence, Desire and Liberation, philosophical text, non-being, being, negation, existence

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