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Philosophy and India: Ancestors, Outsiders, and Predecessors

A. Raghuramaraju

Abstract

Philosophy is the terrain that can systematically explicate the soul of India. Yet, notwithstanding its true capacity and assigned centrality, philosophy in modern India has not lived up to fulfilling this task. Taking cognizance of this history, this book embarks on the project of critically assessing the contributions of seven twentieth–century academic philosophers of India. The first part examines three philosophers who offer Indian solutions to Western problems: Krishnachandra Bhattacharyya, who offers Advaita to overcome the Kantian problem of unknowability of the self; Akeel Bilgrami, w ... More

Keywords: Krishnachandra Bhattacharyya, Bilgrami, Gandhi, Matilal, Mahabharata, Daya Krishna, Satchidananda Murty, Coomaraswamy, Buddhism, Hinduism, Ambedkar

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780198092230
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092230.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

A. Raghuramaraju, author
Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Hyderabad