Author: John A TaberPublisher: Sri Satguru PublicationsYear: 1992Language: EnglishPages: 191ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170303451
In the History of Philosophy there have been certain figures for whom philosophy has been not so much a quest for true ideas as search for higher states of consciousness. Such thinkers tell us that ordinary experience is a dream, an illusion, a faint reflection of what is truly real, and that if we are to know the truly real we must awaken from the dream, enliven slumbering faculties, make a transition to a new state of awareness. Fichie and Sankara , the two thinkers with whom the present study is primarily concerned the philosophy of this category.
Acknowledgements Introduction Chapter 1: The Transormative Structure of Sankara’s Advaita Vedanta1. Is Sankara’s Advaita Vedanta Exclusively a Path of Knowledge2. Sankara’s Prerequisites3. The Quest for Liberation and Levels of Discourse Chapter 2: Indian Philosophy, Western Philosophy, and the Problem of Intelligibility1. Sankara’s Theory of consciousness2. Self-Consciousness as a Self-Contradiction3. Myticism and Paradox4. The Mechanics of transformation5. Transformative Philosophy as a TypeChapter 3: Fichte as Transormative Philosopher1. The Intellectual Instition and the Emergence of Self-Consciousness2. The Transformation Wrought by knowledge3. Ficte’s Eductional program4. The “Logic” of Transformative PhilosophyChapter 4: Ramifications of Transformative philosophy 1. Heidegger and the Task of thinking2. Is Transformative Philosophy Edifying Philosophy3. In Defence of Transformative Philosophy NotesBibliographyIndex