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Relativism, Suffering and Beyond: Essays in Memory of Bimal K. Matilal
Relativism, Suffering and Beyond: Essays in Memory of Bimal K. Matilal
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From the Jacket:

This collection of essays by a distinguished body of scholars is in memory of the late Bimal K. Matilal, renowned authority in the field of Indian philosophy. Professor Matilal was Spalding Professor of Eastern Religions and Ethics, Oxford University and fellow at All Souls College, Oxford.

Three main philosophical systems, Buddhism, Vedanta, and Nyaya, are investigate in the book. The essays range from historical subjected such as the earliest Brahmanical reference of Buddhism to highly specialized philosophical expositions like Gadadhara's theory of meaning. The volume throws new light on several enduring themes in Indian philosophy, and also raises fresh issues.

This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of Indian philosophy, culture, and religion, Buddhist critiques of Hinduism, and Indological studies.

About the Author:

P. Bilimoria is Associate Professor of Philosophy, Deakin University.

J.N. Mohanty is Professor, Department of Philosophy, Temple University, Philadelphia and Woodruff Professor of Philosophy and Asian Studies, Emory University, Georgia.

Experts From Review:

'Lucid, forthright, refreshing, the volume cannot fail to arouse those who turn to philosophy for what Matilal called "nourishment of intellect".'

- Telegraph

'This volume, in memory of one of the most learned scholars of philosophy, is comprised of articles from top scholars…superb scholarship…essays cover a wide range of topics…and do justice to the memory of Bimal K. Matilal.'

- Indian Review of Books

'Matilal brought accurate scholarship and a powerful mind to his work.'

- Hindu

'Matilal's dedication to the life of the mind was legendary…He showed the continued relevance and viability of our classical learning in a modern and changing world.'

- Indian Express

CONTENTS

Introduction
    J.N. Mohanty
1
1.Gadadhara's Theory of Meaning of Pronouns
    Sibajiban Bhattacharyya
16
2.The Earliest Brahmanical Reference to Buddhism?
    Richard Gombrich
32
3.Scepticism Revisited: Nagarjuna and Nyaya via Matilal
    D.P. Chattopadhyaya
50
4.Matilal on Nagarjuna
    Mark Siderits
69
5.Relativism and Beyond: A Tribute to Bimal Matilal
    Michael Krausz
93
6.Whose Experience Validates What for Dharmakirti?
    Richard P. Hayes
105
7.Seeing Daffodils, Seeing as Daffodils and Seeing Things Called 'Daffodils'
    Arindam Chakrabarti
119
8.Negative Facts and Knowledge of Negative Facts
    Brendan S. Gillon
128
9.Happiness: A Nyaya-Vaisesika Perspective
    Wilhelm Halbfass
150
10.Causal Connections, Cognition and Regularity: Comparativist Remarks on David Hume and Sri Harsa
    C. Ram-Prasad
164
11.Esa Dharmah Sanatanah: Shifting Moral Values and the Indian Epics
    Robert P. Goldman
187
12.A Note on Identity and Mutual Absence in Navya-nyaya
    Kamaleswar Bhattacharya
224
13.Emotions as Judgements of Value and Importance
    Martha Nussbaum
231
14.On Sankara's Attempted Reconciliation of 'You' and 'I': Yusmadasmatsamanvaya
    Purushottama Bilimoria
252
15.Two Truths, or One?
    Radhika Herzberger and Hans G. Herzberger
278
16.Sankara on Satyam Jnanam Anantam Brahma
    Julius Lipner
301
17.Some Indian Strands of Thought Relating to the Problem of Evil
    Margaret Chatterjee
319
18.Outline of an Advaita Vedantic Aesthetics
    Eliot Deutsch
336
19.Religiophilosophical Meditations on the Rgvedic Dictum: Ekam Sad Vipra Bahudha Vadanti
    R.A. Mall
348
20.The Buddhist Theory Concerning the Truth and Falsity of Cognition
    Masaaki Hattori
361
21.A Memoir
    Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
372
List of Publications by B.K. Matilal376

Item Code:
IDE254
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
2003
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
ISBN:
019-566-2075
Language:
English
Size:
8.5" X 5.6"
Pages:
395
Price:
$24.00   Shipping Free
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From the Jacket:

This collection of essays by a distinguished body of scholars is in memory of the late Bimal K. Matilal, renowned authority in the field of Indian philosophy. Professor Matilal was Spalding Professor of Eastern Religions and Ethics, Oxford University and fellow at All Souls College, Oxford.

Three main philosophical systems, Buddhism, Vedanta, and Nyaya, are investigate in the book. The essays range from historical subjected such as the earliest Brahmanical reference of Buddhism to highly specialized philosophical expositions like Gadadhara's theory of meaning. The volume throws new light on several enduring themes in Indian philosophy, and also raises fresh issues.

This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of Indian philosophy, culture, and religion, Buddhist critiques of Hinduism, and Indological studies.

About the Author:

P. Bilimoria is Associate Professor of Philosophy, Deakin University.

J.N. Mohanty is Professor, Department of Philosophy, Temple University, Philadelphia and Woodruff Professor of Philosophy and Asian Studies, Emory University, Georgia.

Experts From Review:

'Lucid, forthright, refreshing, the volume cannot fail to arouse those who turn to philosophy for what Matilal called "nourishment of intellect".'

- Telegraph

'This volume, in memory of one of the most learned scholars of philosophy, is comprised of articles from top scholars…superb scholarship…essays cover a wide range of topics…and do justice to the memory of Bimal K. Matilal.'

- Indian Review of Books

'Matilal brought accurate scholarship and a powerful mind to his work.'

- Hindu

'Matilal's dedication to the life of the mind was legendary…He showed the continued relevance and viability of our classical learning in a modern and changing world.'

- Indian Express

CONTENTS

Introduction
    J.N. Mohanty
1
1.Gadadhara's Theory of Meaning of Pronouns
    Sibajiban Bhattacharyya
16
2.The Earliest Brahmanical Reference to Buddhism?
    Richard Gombrich
32
3.Scepticism Revisited: Nagarjuna and Nyaya via Matilal
    D.P. Chattopadhyaya
50
4.Matilal on Nagarjuna
    Mark Siderits
69
5.Relativism and Beyond: A Tribute to Bimal Matilal
    Michael Krausz
93
6.Whose Experience Validates What for Dharmakirti?
    Richard P. Hayes
105
7.Seeing Daffodils, Seeing as Daffodils and Seeing Things Called 'Daffodils'
    Arindam Chakrabarti
119
8.Negative Facts and Knowledge of Negative Facts
    Brendan S. Gillon
128
9.Happiness: A Nyaya-Vaisesika Perspective
    Wilhelm Halbfass
150
10.Causal Connections, Cognition and Regularity: Comparativist Remarks on David Hume and Sri Harsa
    C. Ram-Prasad
164
11.Esa Dharmah Sanatanah: Shifting Moral Values and the Indian Epics
    Robert P. Goldman
187
12.A Note on Identity and Mutual Absence in Navya-nyaya
    Kamaleswar Bhattacharya
224
13.Emotions as Judgements of Value and Importance
    Martha Nussbaum
231
14.On Sankara's Attempted Reconciliation of 'You' and 'I': Yusmadasmatsamanvaya
    Purushottama Bilimoria
252
15.Two Truths, or One?
    Radhika Herzberger and Hans G. Herzberger
278
16.Sankara on Satyam Jnanam Anantam Brahma
    Julius Lipner
301
17.Some Indian Strands of Thought Relating to the Problem of Evil
    Margaret Chatterjee
319
18.Outline of an Advaita Vedantic Aesthetics
    Eliot Deutsch
336
19.Religiophilosophical Meditations on the Rgvedic Dictum: Ekam Sad Vipra Bahudha Vadanti
    R.A. Mall
348
20.The Buddhist Theory Concerning the Truth and Falsity of Cognition
    Masaaki Hattori
361
21.A Memoir
    Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
372
List of Publications by B.K. Matilal376

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