Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Your Cart (0)
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Philosophy > THE ART OF THE CONCEPTUAL (Explorations in a Conceptual Maze Over Three Decades)
Displaying 269 of 2759         Previous  |  NextSubscribe to our newsletter and discounts
THE ART OF THE CONCEPTUAL (Explorations in a Conceptual Maze Over Three Decades)
THE ART OF THE CONCEPTUAL (Explorations in a Conceptual Maze Over Three Decades)
Description

About the Book:

The essays in this volume explore, from various angles, the issues relating to the role of logic in the understanding of reality, the role of belief and imagination in the creation of reality, the multi-dimensional, pluralistic and conflicting nature of values, the centrality of freedom as both the foundation and end of all values, the role of arts in the cognitive enterprise of man, the nature of revolution, culture and society and the epistemological and ontological problems that arise in understanding Man and his Creations.

The essays also discuss, in detail, the work of Merton, Sorokin, Northrop, Lazerowitz and Marx.

About the Author:

Daya Krishna (b. 1924) taught philosophy at the universities of Saugar and Rajasthan. He has been visiting Professor at Carleton College, Northfield and the University of Hawaii. He has held Fellowships at, among other places, East-West Center, Hawii; the Rockefeller Foundation, U.S.A.; Indian Institute of Philosophy, Amalner; Indian Council of Philosophical Research; and Indian Council of Social Science Research.

Professor Daya Krishna has written extensively on theoretical issues in the realm of philosophy, sociology, economics and literature. His major works are: The Nature of Philosophy; Social Philosophy: Past and Future; Considerations Towards a Theory of Social Change; Political Development - A Critical Perspective; and The Development Debate (with Fred Riggs).

 

Preface

To be asked to select one's articles for publication by the Indian Council of Philosophical Research is, in one sense, to be reminded that perhaps it is time for stock-taking, to be accountable to the world of fellow-philosophers and the academic community at large and display for their critical attention and evaluation what one had been doing all these years in an ad hoc, piece-meal manner. One does write and publish an occasional piece which might be noticed or not by one's colleagues, but to be asked to collect all, or most of them, at one place is to be asked to give an account of what one has intellectually done an these years. And, even if no one else cares to look into the collection, one cannot escape it oneself as the very process of choosing, editing, arranging, correcting, proofreading makes one ask: what does it all add up to, and was it really worthwhile?

The earliest article included in this collection, 'An Attempted Analysis of the Concept of Freedom' was published in June, 1952 and the latest 'Self and Its Representations in Literature: Some Epistemological Problems' in 1985-a period spanning more than thirty years, bridging the dawning horizons of youth to the setting horizons of age, a long time in the life-time of an individual, scarcely noticeable in the history of thought.

Looking back, it seems that there is a perennial concern with certain central philosophical issues in these articles-the relation of logic to reality and its relevance to philosophy or philosophizing, the multifariousness of values and their essential conflict with one another, the essential irreducibility of diverse realms and the concepts and categories through which we demarcate them, the centrality of consciousness and the strange fact that beliefs tend to bring corresponding realities into being through the actions they influence, the strange and paradoxical nature of social reality as the continuing creation of a plurality of free beings, each simultaneously a subject and an object, an agent and a recipient, all rolled into one.

These themes have been explored elsewhere in my writings also. Sometimes, the reference has been given in the articles themselves; sometimes not. Many of the issues relating to the understanding of social reality, for example, have been extensively discussed in Social Philosophy-Past and Future Considerations Towards a Theory of Social Change Political Development—A Critical Perspectiue, and the Development Debate. The issues relating to logic and reality and the relevance of logic to philosophy have not only been discussed focally in the first seven articles included in this volume, but also in The Nature of Philosophy and in a book edited by me entitled Modern Logic: Its Relevance to Philosophy These issues relate to what has come to be called Philosophical Logic now-a-days and they still seem to me to formulate the issues in a focal manner.

The articles selected for publication in the volume have been classified under three major headings: Logic and Epistemology, Moral Philosophy and Social, Political and Economic Philosophy, But these are only broad headings to indicate the primary area in which the issues discussed in the articles may be said to fall into. There are bound to be overlappings and some of the articles could easily have been placed under a different heading. Similarly, the articles in each part have been arranged in a logical and not in a chronological order. This has resulted in some anomalies which the reader is bound to notice if he reads the articles in a sequential manner. In some cases, it did not seem quite clear as to what should be the logical order or where exactly an article should be placed in the series or even under which heading. The articles on Sorokin and Northrop, for example, could as well be included under 'Social Philosophy' as under 'Logic and Epistemology.' In any case, the articles are listed chronologically in the 'Acknowledgements' so that the reader may judge of the development of thought on an issue over a period of time, if any. It may, however, be borne in mind that the chronological sequence gives only the sequence in which the articles were published in the various journals and not the one in which they were actually written. Different journals take different time in publishing an article after acceptance and with some journals the process of acceptance itself may take time depending upon the procedure adopted. Besides this, there may occur unpredictable reasons for delay in publishing for which no one is exactly responsible. The article entitled 'Self-fulfilling Prophecy and the Nature of Society', for example, had to wait several years for publication as the editor of the American Socio- logical Review thought it would be best to publish it with Prof. Merton's reply as it had raised certain basic issues regarding what he had written on the subject. And, as Prof. Merton had agreed to reply to the points made in the article, he decided to defer its publication till such time as his Reply was received. But, for some reason or other, Prof. Merton kept on postponing writing his Reply for years till one day 1 received a letter from the editor that as he was leaving the editorship of the Journal, he had decided not to wait any longer and was publishing the article in the next issue of the Journal, the last under his editorship.

The story of Western thinkers' response to a basic criticism of their work is interesting as it reveals a strange sort of resistance to come to terms with a foundational critique of their work, particularly from persons belonging to other cultures. Prof. Northrop at Yale did not seem to have known of the critique published on his theory of concepts in The Philosophical Review, published from Cornell. Prof. Lazerowitz has gone on writing as if nothing had been written regarding his whole methodology of dealing with philosophers and philosophical problems in the pages of the Mind, though personally he has complained to friends and wondered why I have been so 'hostile' to him. And this, in spite of my writing at the end of the article, 'I should confess that 1 myself am not highly impressed by such sort of refutations, but if 1 have taken the trouble to play the game with Lazerowitz's work, it is only that he may come to share my dissatisfaction with the type of arguments he so often employs against other thinkers' work.'

 

Contents

Acknowledgement

Preface

 

I. LOGIC AND EPISTEMOLOGY

 

  1. Logic and Ontology
  2. Law of Contradiction and Empirical Reality
  3. Symmetry, Transitivity and Reflexivity
  4. Symmetry, Transitivity, Reflexivity: Some Comments by S. Bhattacharyya
  5. Symmetry, Transitivity and Reflexivity II
  6. The Synthetic A Priori - Some Considerations
  7. Types of Coherence
  8. Lying and the Compleat Robot
  9. It Can't Be Said - So What?
  10. Appearance and Reality
  11. Mysticism and the Problem of Intelligibility
  12. Two Types of Appearance and Two Types of Reality
  13. Religious Experience, Language and Truth
  14. Arts and the Cognitive Enterprise of Man
  15. Self and Its Representations in Literature : Some Epistemological Issues
  16. Pitirim Sorokin and the Problem of Knowledge
  17. Some Considerations of F.S.C. Northrop's Theory of Concepts
  18. Some Considerations on Morris Lazerowitz's
    The Structure of Metaphysics

Click Here for More Books Published By Indian Council of Philosophical Research

Sample Pages
















THE ART OF THE CONCEPTUAL (Explorations in a Conceptual Maze Over Three Decades)

Item Code:
IRP04
Cover:
Hardcover
Edition:
1989
ISBN:
81-215-0480-X
Language:
English
Size:
8.75" X 5.75"
Pages:
357 (B & W Illus: 1)
Other Details:
Weight of the Book: 520 gms
Price:
$24.50   Shipping Free
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
THE ART OF THE CONCEPTUAL (Explorations in a Conceptual Maze Over Three Decades)

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 4305 times since 14th Feb, 2017

About the Book:

The essays in this volume explore, from various angles, the issues relating to the role of logic in the understanding of reality, the role of belief and imagination in the creation of reality, the multi-dimensional, pluralistic and conflicting nature of values, the centrality of freedom as both the foundation and end of all values, the role of arts in the cognitive enterprise of man, the nature of revolution, culture and society and the epistemological and ontological problems that arise in understanding Man and his Creations.

The essays also discuss, in detail, the work of Merton, Sorokin, Northrop, Lazerowitz and Marx.

About the Author:

Daya Krishna (b. 1924) taught philosophy at the universities of Saugar and Rajasthan. He has been visiting Professor at Carleton College, Northfield and the University of Hawaii. He has held Fellowships at, among other places, East-West Center, Hawii; the Rockefeller Foundation, U.S.A.; Indian Institute of Philosophy, Amalner; Indian Council of Philosophical Research; and Indian Council of Social Science Research.

Professor Daya Krishna has written extensively on theoretical issues in the realm of philosophy, sociology, economics and literature. His major works are: The Nature of Philosophy; Social Philosophy: Past and Future; Considerations Towards a Theory of Social Change; Political Development - A Critical Perspective; and The Development Debate (with Fred Riggs).

 

Preface

To be asked to select one's articles for publication by the Indian Council of Philosophical Research is, in one sense, to be reminded that perhaps it is time for stock-taking, to be accountable to the world of fellow-philosophers and the academic community at large and display for their critical attention and evaluation what one had been doing all these years in an ad hoc, piece-meal manner. One does write and publish an occasional piece which might be noticed or not by one's colleagues, but to be asked to collect all, or most of them, at one place is to be asked to give an account of what one has intellectually done an these years. And, even if no one else cares to look into the collection, one cannot escape it oneself as the very process of choosing, editing, arranging, correcting, proofreading makes one ask: what does it all add up to, and was it really worthwhile?

The earliest article included in this collection, 'An Attempted Analysis of the Concept of Freedom' was published in June, 1952 and the latest 'Self and Its Representations in Literature: Some Epistemological Problems' in 1985-a period spanning more than thirty years, bridging the dawning horizons of youth to the setting horizons of age, a long time in the life-time of an individual, scarcely noticeable in the history of thought.

Looking back, it seems that there is a perennial concern with certain central philosophical issues in these articles-the relation of logic to reality and its relevance to philosophy or philosophizing, the multifariousness of values and their essential conflict with one another, the essential irreducibility of diverse realms and the concepts and categories through which we demarcate them, the centrality of consciousness and the strange fact that beliefs tend to bring corresponding realities into being through the actions they influence, the strange and paradoxical nature of social reality as the continuing creation of a plurality of free beings, each simultaneously a subject and an object, an agent and a recipient, all rolled into one.

These themes have been explored elsewhere in my writings also. Sometimes, the reference has been given in the articles themselves; sometimes not. Many of the issues relating to the understanding of social reality, for example, have been extensively discussed in Social Philosophy-Past and Future Considerations Towards a Theory of Social Change Political Development—A Critical Perspectiue, and the Development Debate. The issues relating to logic and reality and the relevance of logic to philosophy have not only been discussed focally in the first seven articles included in this volume, but also in The Nature of Philosophy and in a book edited by me entitled Modern Logic: Its Relevance to Philosophy These issues relate to what has come to be called Philosophical Logic now-a-days and they still seem to me to formulate the issues in a focal manner.

The articles selected for publication in the volume have been classified under three major headings: Logic and Epistemology, Moral Philosophy and Social, Political and Economic Philosophy, But these are only broad headings to indicate the primary area in which the issues discussed in the articles may be said to fall into. There are bound to be overlappings and some of the articles could easily have been placed under a different heading. Similarly, the articles in each part have been arranged in a logical and not in a chronological order. This has resulted in some anomalies which the reader is bound to notice if he reads the articles in a sequential manner. In some cases, it did not seem quite clear as to what should be the logical order or where exactly an article should be placed in the series or even under which heading. The articles on Sorokin and Northrop, for example, could as well be included under 'Social Philosophy' as under 'Logic and Epistemology.' In any case, the articles are listed chronologically in the 'Acknowledgements' so that the reader may judge of the development of thought on an issue over a period of time, if any. It may, however, be borne in mind that the chronological sequence gives only the sequence in which the articles were published in the various journals and not the one in which they were actually written. Different journals take different time in publishing an article after acceptance and with some journals the process of acceptance itself may take time depending upon the procedure adopted. Besides this, there may occur unpredictable reasons for delay in publishing for which no one is exactly responsible. The article entitled 'Self-fulfilling Prophecy and the Nature of Society', for example, had to wait several years for publication as the editor of the American Socio- logical Review thought it would be best to publish it with Prof. Merton's reply as it had raised certain basic issues regarding what he had written on the subject. And, as Prof. Merton had agreed to reply to the points made in the article, he decided to defer its publication till such time as his Reply was received. But, for some reason or other, Prof. Merton kept on postponing writing his Reply for years till one day 1 received a letter from the editor that as he was leaving the editorship of the Journal, he had decided not to wait any longer and was publishing the article in the next issue of the Journal, the last under his editorship.

The story of Western thinkers' response to a basic criticism of their work is interesting as it reveals a strange sort of resistance to come to terms with a foundational critique of their work, particularly from persons belonging to other cultures. Prof. Northrop at Yale did not seem to have known of the critique published on his theory of concepts in The Philosophical Review, published from Cornell. Prof. Lazerowitz has gone on writing as if nothing had been written regarding his whole methodology of dealing with philosophers and philosophical problems in the pages of the Mind, though personally he has complained to friends and wondered why I have been so 'hostile' to him. And this, in spite of my writing at the end of the article, 'I should confess that 1 myself am not highly impressed by such sort of refutations, but if 1 have taken the trouble to play the game with Lazerowitz's work, it is only that he may come to share my dissatisfaction with the type of arguments he so often employs against other thinkers' work.'

 

Contents

Acknowledgement

Preface

 

I. LOGIC AND EPISTEMOLOGY

 

  1. Logic and Ontology
  2. Law of Contradiction and Empirical Reality
  3. Symmetry, Transitivity and Reflexivity
  4. Symmetry, Transitivity, Reflexivity: Some Comments by S. Bhattacharyya
  5. Symmetry, Transitivity and Reflexivity II
  6. The Synthetic A Priori - Some Considerations
  7. Types of Coherence
  8. Lying and the Compleat Robot
  9. It Can't Be Said - So What?
  10. Appearance and Reality
  11. Mysticism and the Problem of Intelligibility
  12. Two Types of Appearance and Two Types of Reality
  13. Religious Experience, Language and Truth
  14. Arts and the Cognitive Enterprise of Man
  15. Self and Its Representations in Literature : Some Epistemological Issues
  16. Pitirim Sorokin and the Problem of Knowledge
  17. Some Considerations of F.S.C. Northrop's Theory of Concepts
  18. Some Considerations on Morris Lazerowitz's
    The Structure of Metaphysics

Click Here for More Books Published By Indian Council of Philosophical Research

Sample Pages
















Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy

Related Items

A Conceptual Dictionary of Technical Terms in Yoga Philosophy
by Anita Swami
Hardcover (Edition: 2015)
Vidyanidhi Prakashan, Delhi
Item Code: NAL095
$55.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Conceptual And Clinical Study of Ardita Vata: (Facial Palsy)
Item Code: IDF269
$19.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Advaita - A Conceptual Analysis
by A. Ramamurty
Hardcover (Edition: 1996)
D. K. Printworld (P) Ltd.
Item Code: IDD121
$25.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Conceptualism in Buddhist and French Traditions
Item Code: NAC366
$35.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Indian Conceptual World (Philosophical Essays)
by Anindita N. Balslev
Hardcover (Edition: 2012)
Aditya Prakashan
Item Code: NAD828
$40.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Social and Political Thought in Modern India
Paperback (Edition: 2004)
Indira Gandhi National Open University
Item Code: NAF536
$25.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Making of The Goddess (Karravai Durga in the Tamil Traditions)
by R. Mahalakshmi
Paperback (Edition: 2011)
Penguin Books India Pvt. Ltd.
Item Code: NAE967
$30.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now

Testimonials

Nice website..has a collection of rare books.
Srikanth
Beautiful products nicely presented and easy to use website
Amanda, UK.
I received my order, very very beautiful products. I hope to buy something more. Thank you!
Gulnora, Uzbekistan
Thank you very much for the courtesy you showed me for the time I buy my books. The last book is a good book. İt is important in terms of recognizing fine art of İndia.
Suzan, Turkey
Thank You very much Sir. I really like the saree and the blouse fit perfeact. Thank You again.
Sulbha, USA
I have received the parcel yesterday and the shiv-linga idol is sooo beautiful and u have exceeded my expectations...
Guruprasad, Bangalore
Yesterday I received my lost and through you again found order. Very quickly I must say !. Thank you and thank you again for your service. I am very happy with this double CD of Ustad Shujaat Husain Khan. I thought it was lost forever and now I can add it to my CD collection. I hope in the near future to buy again at your online shop. You have wonderful items to offer !
Joke van der Baars, the Netherlands
I recently ordered a hand embroidered stole. It was expensive and I was slightly worried about ordering it on line. It has arrived and is magnificent. I couldn't be happier, I will treasure this stole for ever. Thank you.
Jackie
Today Lord SIVA arrived well in Munich. Thank you for the save packing. Everything fine. Hari Om
Hermann, Munchen
Thank you very much for keeping such an exotic collection of Books. Keep going strong Exotic India!!!
Shweta, Germany
TRUSTe
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2017 © Exotic India