Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Indian Philosophy in EnglishFrom Renaissance to Independence$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Nalini Bhushan and Jay L. Garfield

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199769261

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199769261.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 17 November 2019

M. Hiriyanna, “The Problem of Truth” (1930)

M. Hiriyanna, “The Problem of Truth” (1930)

Chapter:
(p.535) 5 M. Hiriyanna, “The Problem of Truth” (1930)
Source:
Indian Philosophy in English
Author(s):

Nalini Bhushan

Jay L. Garfield

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199769261.003.0029

This chapter presents Mysore Hiriyanna's 1930 essay, “The Problem of Truth,” in which he tackles the nature of absolute truth in relation to the logical aspect of knowledge. Hiriyanna is best known as a historian of Indian philosophy. His text Outlines of Indian Philosophy (1932) remains a standard text worldwide. He also made important contributions to Vedānta studies and to ethics and aesthetics. Hiriyanna taught for many years at Mysore University. In his essay, Hiriyanna regards absolute truth as the principal human cognitive aim but approaches it through an analysis of empirical truth and the relation of the empirical to the absolute. He also considers the nature of sense-data, their relation to the object, and the manner in which both the sense-data and the object come to be known. He argues that objects and relations, but never sense, may be erroneously presented.

Keywords:   absolute truth, Mysore Hiriyanna, knowledge, empirical truth, sense-data, objects, relations, sensa

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .