Essays on Vedanta and Western Philosophies

The author, Dr. Arun Chatterjee, has attempted to bring out the similarities and differences in various chapters of this book dealing with different topics.

Essays on Vedanta and Western Philosophies

Philosophical issues such as reality and appearance, God and world, self and not-self, rebirth and immortality, free will and determination, mysticism, etc., have been examined by eastern and western philosophers as far back as the sages of Upanishads (700 BCE) in the East, and Plato (400 BCE) in the West. However, there was no significant communication among the philosophers of the East and West perhaps until the eighteenth century. Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) was one of the first among the great western philosophers to recognize the value of Indian philosophies. Despite the lack of communication there are striking similarities of concepts and issues addressed by Indian and western philosophies. Also interesting is how similar are the mystical versions of different religions of the East and West. The author, Dr. Arun Chatterjee, has attempted to bring out the similarities and differences in various chapters of this book dealing with different topics. Among Indian philosophies the focus is on Vedanta philosophy and the views of Sri Aurobindo (1872-1950). The views of Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902) also are presented. Other Indian philosophies such as Sankhya and Buddhism are discussed briefly. Among western religions Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are discussed.

Essays on Vedanta and Western Philosophies Vedanta as Interpreted by Sri Aurobindo

Essays On Vedanta and Western Philosophies Philosophical issues such as reality and appearance, God and world, self and not-self, rebirth and immortality, free will and determination, mysticism, etc., have been examined by eastern and ...

Essays on Vedanta and Western Philosophies  Vedanta as Interpreted by Sri Aurobindo

Philosophical issues such as reality and appearance, God and world, self and not-self, rebirth and immortality, free will and determination, mysticism, etc., have been examined by eastern and western philosophers as far back as the sages of Upanishads (700 BCE) in the East, and Plato (400 BCE) in the West. However, there was no significant communication among the philosophers of the East and West perhaps until the eighteenth century. Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) was one of the first among the great western philosophers to recognize the value of Indian philosophies. Despite the lack of communication there are striking similarities of concepts and issues addressed by Indian and western philosophies. Also interesting is how similar are the mystical versions of different religions of the East and West. The author, Dr. Arun Chatterjee, has attempted to bring out the similarities and differences in various chapters of this book dealing with different topics. Among Indian philosophies the focus is on Vedanta philosophy and the views of Sri Aurobindo (1872-1950). The views of Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902) also are presented. Other Indian philosophies such as Sankhya and Buddhism are discussed briefly. Among western religions Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are discussed.

Essays on Indian Philosophy

This Collection Of Essays By Prof. J.N. Mohanty Traces His Reflections On Indian Philosophy And A Range Of Other Issues, Over A Span Of Forty Years.

Essays on Indian Philosophy

This Collection Of Essays By Prof. J.N. Mohanty Traces His Reflections On Indian Philosophy And A Range Of Other Issues, Over A Span Of Forty Years.

Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophies

svatahpramanyavada in Advaita Vedanta " , Anviksiki 4.4 , 1971 , 14-35 AV710 ... 1971 , 106-112 AV716 Pabitra Kumar Roy , " Vedanta and Western philosophy " ...

Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophies

This constitues the first volume of the series. It indicates the scope of the project and provides a list of sources which will be surveyed in the sebsequent volumes, as well as provide a guide to secondary literature for further study of Indian Philosophy. It lists in relative chronological order, Sanskrit and Tamil works. All known editions and translations into European languages are cited; where puplished versions of the text are not known a guide to the location of manuscripts of the work is provided.

Essays on Vedanta

And now let us see what the Western Philosophy is and what those philosophers say . If they say what the Vedanta says and help the present world - all we ...

Essays on Vedanta

Transcript of selected papers presented in the National Seminar on Contemporary Relevance of the Philosophy of Vedanta, organized by the Dept. of Philosophy, University of Kerala, sponsored by Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi in 2005.

Contrary Thinking

The volume editors have organized the volume as a set of ten couplets and triplets.

Contrary Thinking

Daya Krishna (1924-2007) was easily the most creative and original Indian philosopher of the second half of the 20th century. His thought and philosophical energy dominated academic Indian philosophy and determined the nature of the engagement of Indian philosophy with Western philosophy during that period. He passed away recently, leaving behind an enormous corpus of published work on a wide range of philosophical topics, as well as a great deal of incomplete, nearly-complete and complete-but-as-yet-unpublished work. Daya Krishna's thought and publications address a broad range of philosophical issues, including issues of global philosophical importance that transcend considerations of particular traditions; issues particular to Indian philosophy; and issues at the intersection of Indian and Western philosophy, especially questions about the philosophy of language and ontology that emerge in the context of his Samvada project that brought together Western philosophers and Nyaya pandits to discuss questions in the philosophy of language and metaphysics. The volume editors have organized the volume as a set of ten couplets and triplets. Each draws together papers from different periods in Daya Krishna's life: some take different approaches to the same problem or text; in some cases, the second paper references and takes issue with arguments developed in the first; in still others, Daya Krishna addresses very different topics, but using the same distinctive philosophical methodology. Each set is introduced by one of the editors. These couplets are framed by two of Daya Krishna's finest metaphilosophical essays, one that introduces his approach, and one that draws some of his grand morals about the discipline. Daya Krishna's daughter, Professor Shail Mayaram of the Center for the Study of Developing Societies contributes a preface, and Professor Arindam Chakrabarti, a longtime colleague of Daya Krisha and a collaborator on some of his most important philosophical ventures has written the introduction.

Some Essays on Philosophy

Philosophy is the study of life, nature, soul, knowledge, reality and existence.

Some Essays on Philosophy

Philosophy is the study of life, nature, soul, knowledge, reality and existence. The study has many branches namely Metaphysics, Ethics, Logic, Social Philosophy, Epistemology, Philosophy of Religion etc. which cover various aspirations of man's life. We find philosophy has been developing in both East and West from the ancient time. In the East the various schools of philosophy to wit Vedanta, Buddhism, Jainism, Nyaya, Vaisesikas, Sankhya, Yoga etc came into existence. They possessed their own traditions which are completely different from others. But their goal was the same to identify a man's own nature and to attain impunity of the soul. On the other hand, in the West we see a numerous philosophers preached their own course of philosophy to identify the ultimate reality of the universe. We may mention the name of Thales who supposed to be first Western Philosophers pointed out that waster is the ultimate reality of the universe and it is the primal cause from which the world begins. After him almost all Greek philosophers followed his tradition and tried to indentify an ultimate Reality. In medieval period though the philosophical system was changed, but the search of ultimate reality remained in the core of philosophy. But as the authority of Church appeared at that time and all philosopher at this time were Baptized, philosophy was mixed up with religion automatically. As a result thereof, complete spread of dogmatism was seen. Western philosophy got a newer turn by the hand of Descartes. He was a mathematician and a man of science. He introduced the concepts of Mathematics and science to philosophy as to establish a certain system of philosophy. Following him afterwards all philosophers done philosophical discussion in the light of science. Naturally the tradition was changed from that of in the medieval period. It is very hard to sum up all the traditions maintained by both Eastern and Western philosophy in a book. But it is possible to express some reflection of their philosophical understanding. To make inform the reader about the philosophical tradition and style of philosopher of both East and West, I prefer to choose some essays from the two traditions we mentioned above. I have written five essays three of them on Indian philosophy and remains are on Western philosophy.

Eastern Influences on Western Philosophy

Hume , D. , Essays Moral , Political , and Literary ( Murray , 1898 ) . ... Vedanta for the Western World ( Hollywood , CA : Marcel Rodd , 1945 ) .

Eastern Influences on Western Philosophy

The influence of East on West - of Eastern ideas on Western thought - has become an increasingly vexed issue in recent times. Opinion is divided between two main schools: those who believe that Oriental ideas have exercised a considerable influence on Western thought, and those who, for a variety of reasons, believe that such influence has remained negligible.In this Reader A. L. Macfie suggests that the reality lies somewhere between these two extremes, and that the interest taken by Western thinkers in Eastern thought in the modern period has moved from one of passing interest, through serious attention, to some level of assimilation and acceptance.Eastern Influences on Western Philosophy explores the extent of Oriental influence on European thought, primarily in the period of the Enlightenment and the nineteenth-century period of doubt and scepticism that followed it. As such it is the first Reader to bring together in one place a series of specific historical and textual studies of Oriental influence upon European thinkers. Starting with Malebranche and ending with Heidegger, other Western thinkers considered include Leibniz, Voltaire, Hume, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Emerson, Thoreau, Nietzsche, Jung and Buber.To accompany the readings the editor's introduction explores the idea of influence in the context of the chosen readings, and at the same time raises the question of how far Edwards Said's thesis regarding Orientalism actually applies to Western thought.Key Features:* Reflects increasing interest in relationship between Eastern and Western Philosophy* Covers major European figures from the 18th and 19th centuries and the way Eastern thought influenced them* Substantial editorial introduction places readings in context and explores the influence of the East on the West* Previous work by editor praised for its accessibility

Western Admirers of Ramakrishna and His Disciples

During the 1940s and 1950s, Aldous submitted over fifty essays to Vedanta and ... the Vedanta Society, Huxley learned a great deal about mystical philosophy ...

Western Admirers of Ramakrishna and His Disciples

This classic work of research published by Advaita Ashrama, a Publication centre of Ramakrishna Math, Belur Math, India, brings under a single volume around 600 persons inspired by the ideals of Sri Ramakrishna and his disciples. Notable personalities whose connection with the Vedanta Movement in the West is delineated include Aldous Huxley, Arnold Toynbee, Albert Einstein, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Carl Jung, Mark Twain, J D Salinger and Joseph Campbell among others. For the scholars it is a mine of information presented precisely, and for the devotees of Ramakrishna, it is an inspiring account of western admiration for Ramakrishna and his disciples. (Pdf version).

India and Europe

This book explores the intellectual encounter of India and the West from pre-Alexandrian antiquity until the present. It examines India's role in European philosophical thought, as well as the reception of European philosophy in Indian t

India and Europe

ABOUT THE BOOKThis book explores the intellectual encounter of India and the West from pre-Alexandrian antiquity until the present. It examines India's role in European philosophical thought, as well as the reception of European philosophy in Indian t

Theory and Practice of Yoga

Vedànta's objections to Sàákhya-Yoga's metaphysical or ontological dualism are, in general, similar to those found in the Western philosophical tradition, ...

Theory and Practice of Yoga

This collection of original essays on Yoga in honour of Professor Gerald James Larson provides fascinating new insights into the yoga traditions of India as a historical and pluralistic phenomenon flourishing in a variety of religious and philosophical contexts.

Essays and Aphorisms

This innovative - and pessimistic - view has proved powerfully influential upon philosophy and art, directly affecting the work of Nietzsche, Wittgenstein and Wagner among others.

Essays and Aphorisms

One of the greatest philosophers of the nineteenth century, Schopenhauer (1788-1860) believed that human action is determined not by reason but by 'will' - the blind and irrational desire for physical existence. This selection of his writings on religion, ethics, politics, women, suicide, books and many other themes is taken from Schopenhauer's last work, Parerga and Paralipomena, which he published in 1851. These pieces depict humanity as locked in a struggle beyond good and evil, and each individual absolutely free within a Godless world, in which art, morality and self-awareness are our only salvation. This innovative - and pessimistic - view has proved powerfully influential upon philosophy and art, directly affecting the work of Nietzsche, Wittgenstein and Wagner among others.

Vedanta for the West

Westerners who study Hindu religious philosophy must confront an ... Two anthologies edited by Christopher Isherwood , Vedanta for the Western World ...

Vedanta for the West

"This important book fills a gap in our knowledge.... Highly recommended."Â -- Library Journal "... highly recommended... " -- Choice "With admirable clarity and remarkable brevity, Jackson surveys the history of the movement and raises... important issues... " -- The Journal of American History An important history of the Ramakrishna movement, the very first and in many ways the most important Asian religious group to appear in the United States.

The Secular Religion of Franklin Merrell Wolff

Shankara and Indian Philosophy. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1993. Isherwood, Christopher, ed. Vedanta for the Western World: Essays by ...

The Secular Religion of Franklin Merrell Wolff

In The Secular Religion of Franklin Merrell-Wolff, Dave Vliegenthart investigates the life and teachings of a twentieth-century American mystic, with implications for the socio-historical background of the ongoing grand narrative that asserts a widespread anti-intellectualism in modern American culture.

Perspectives on Ved nta

Essays in Honor of Professor P.T. Raju Poolla Tirupati Raju, S. S. Rama Rao Pappu ... “ The Universal in Western and Indian Philosophy , ” Radhakrishnan ...

Perspectives on Ved  nta


Touchstones of the Spirit

This book explores three themes: the timeless messages of traditional Religion; the modern obscuration of this perennial Wisdom; and the spiritual encounter between East and West.

Touchstones of the Spirit

This book explores three themes: the timeless messages of traditional Religion; the modern obscuration of this perennial Wisdom; and the spiritual encounter between East and West. Topics include the Australian Aborigines, the Bodhisattva in Buddhism, and key Perennialist figures such as Frithjof Schuon, Ananda Coomaraswamy, and Huston Smith. Characterizing modernism as “a spiritual disease which is spreading like a plague across the globe,” Oldmeadow offers insightful criticisms of Eckhart Tolle's The Power of Now and what he calls the “false prophets of modernity.”

The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Vedanta

... affinities between Vedānta and the ideas of numerous Western philosophers such as ... from William Jones's 1787 essay quoted earlier ([1818] 1969: 3–4).

The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Vedanta

This handbook brings together a distinguished team of scholars from philosophy, theology, and religious studies to provide the first in-depth discussion of Vedanta and the many different systems of thought that make up this tradition of Indian philosophy. Emphasizing the historical development of Vedantic thought, it includes chapters on numerous classical Vedantic philosophies as well as the modern Vedantic views of Sri Ramakrishna, Sri Aurobindo, and Romain Rolland. The volume offers careful hermeneutic analyses of how Vedantic texts have been interpreted, and it addresses key issues and debates in Vedanta, including religious diversity, the nature of God, and the possibility of embodied liberation. Venturing into cross-philosophical and cross-cultural territory, it also brings Vedanta into dialogue with Saiva Nondualism as well as contemporary Western analytic philosophy. Highlighting current scholarly controversies and charting new paths of inquiry, this is an indispensable research guide for anyone interested in the past, present, and future of Vedanta and Indian philosophy.

Schopenhauer on Self World and Morality

This volume is a unique collection of philosophical essays on various aspects of Schopenhauer's understanding of the nature and character of the world through the classical philosophies of the Vedanta and Buddhism and classical and modern ...

Schopenhauer on Self  World and Morality

This volume is a unique collection of philosophical essays on various aspects of Schopenhauer's understanding of the nature and character of the world through the classical philosophies of the Vedanta and Buddhism and classical and modern thinkers like Bhartṛhari, Tagore, and Wittgenstein. It includes reflective insights about Schopenhauer and the metaphysics of the world, the self, and morality from scholars who have pioneered the philosophical study of the relation between Schopenhauer and Indian schools of thoughts and intellectual history. This insightful volume is a good academic resource for further research in comparative philosophy of Schopenhauer and the Indian tradition.

Beyond Orientalism

Mehta, "Heidegger and the Comparison of Indian and Western Philosophy" and "A ... The essay "Heidegger and Vedanta" is also contained in Graham Parkes, ed., ...

Beyond Orientalism

Explores some steps toward non-assimilative encounters in the "global village."

Interpreting across Boundaries

This volume is a "state-of-the-art" assessment of comparative philosophy written by some of the leading practitioners of the field.

Interpreting across Boundaries

This volume is a "state-of-the-art" assessment of comparative philosophy written by some of the leading practitioners of the field. While its primary focus is on gaining methodological clarity regarding the comparative enterprise of "interpreting across boundaries," the book also contains new substantive essays on Indian, Chinese, Japanese, and European thought. The contributors are Roger T. Ames, William Theodore de Bary, Wing-tsit Chan, A. S. Cua, Eliot Deutsch, Charles Hartshorne, Daya Krishna, Gerald James Larson, Sengaku Mayeda, Hajime Nakamura, Raimundo Panikkar, Karl H. Potter, Henry Rosemont, Jr., Ben-Ami Scharfstein, Ninian Smart, Fritz Staal, and Frederick J. Streng. Comparative or cross-cultural philosophy can be seen as a relative newcomer to the field of philosophy. It has its antecedents in the emergence of comparative studies in nineteenth-century European intellectual history, as well as in the sequence of East-West Philosophers' Conferences at the University of Hawaii, which began in 1939. This book will prove to be of great significance in helping to define a field that is only now becoming fully self-conscious, methodologically and substantively, about its role and function in the larger enterprises of philosophy and comparative studies. Originally published in 1988. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.