Author: Susan WaltersJ L Shaw/Publisher: Ramakrishna MissionYear: 2002Language: EnglishPages: 340ISBN/UPC (if available): 8187332018
This volume is a collection of twenty-one papers presented at an International Seminar attended by thirteen scholars from overseas and ten from India, besides a number of notable scholars who took part in the discussions as observers.How do we know? This seemingly simple question has aroused the interest of numerous philosophers of East and West from ancient times down to the present, and innumerable answers have been given. Because of the wide interest in this vital question, a - 5 day international seminar was organized by the Ramakrishna Mission with a view to help narrow the wide gap of misunderstanding on this subject between modern philosophers of East and West.Prof. DasGupta in his paper 'Swami Vivekananda's Concept of Knowledge' discussed Western epistemology comparing it with Swami Vivekananda's views. The editors decided that because of the paper's relevance to the subject of the Seminar, it would be a fitting introduction to this volume. Therefore it has become the Foreword to this book.
Publisher's NoteForeword : Swami Vivekananda's Concept of KnowledgeCHAPTER IThe Epistemological Point of View of BhartrhariCHAPTER IICultural Presuppositions as Determinants in Experience : A Comparison of Some Basic Indian and Western ConceptsCHAPTER IIIAn Epistemological Study of Mysticism in Christianity and HinduismCHAPTER IVRamanuja's Concept of KnowledgeCHAPTER VSome Remarks on the Definition of KnowledgeCHAPTER VIThe Use of the Word Prama : Valid Cognition in Advaita VedantaCHAPTER VIITheories of Error in Indian Philosophy or Five Types of Khyati CHAPTER VIIIValid Cognition (Prama) and the Truth (Satyata) of its ObjectCHAPTER IXThe Concept of 'Realization' Re-examinedCHAPTER XClassical Yoga Philosophy and Some Issues in the Philosophy of MindCHAPTER XIEpistemology from a Relativistic Point of ViewCHAPTER XIIEpistemology and Understanding of LanguageCHAPTER XIIIConfucian Knowledge : Commensurability and Alterity CHAPTER XIVKnowledge and IgnoranceCHAPTER XVTruth Vs. Workability RehashedCHAPTER XVIKnowledge, Truth, and ScepticismCHAPTER XVIIKnowledge : Some contemporary Problems and their Solutions from the Nyaya PerspectiveCHAPTER XVIIIMadhyamaka on Naturalized EpistemologyCHAPTER XIXWhat Limits to Though, Inquiry and Philosophy ?CHAPTER XXThe Action of the Subject towards the Outer World in Indian RealismCHAPTER XXIPatanjali's Classical Yoga : An Epistemological Emphasis