Dragonetti and Tola deal in this book with many cases of thematic and methodolgical coincidences between Indian and Western philosophical thought in order to establish that there is an Indian Philosophy with the same expectations and the same weaknesses as those of Western Philosophy. Thus it is possible to conclude that there is not a "Western Thought characterized by rationality and freedom of mind", opposed to an "Indian Thought characterized by religiosity and irrationality", but only a "Universal philosophical Thought". The Method of demonstration is the same resorted to in their books On the Myth of the Opposition between Indian Thought and Western Philosophy (Georg Oims Verlag, 2004), Essays on Indian Philosophy in Comparative Perspective (Georg Oims Verlag, 2004), and Filosofia de la India. Del Veda al Vedanta. El sistema Sciiikhya (in Spanish, Editorial Kairos, Madrid, Spain, 2008 (first edition) and 2010 (second edition): the parallel presentation in their original languages of Indian and Western philosophical texts together with their own translation of them.
CARMEN DRAGONETTI, Dr. Phil., Lima (peru), is research fellow of the CONICET (National Councillor Scientific Research, Argentina) and FERNANDO TOIA Dr. Litt., Lima (Pam), was research fellow of the same institution (now retired), both in the highest category. Tola has also been Professor of Indian Philosophy and Sanskrit in the National University of San Marcos, Lima, Perd, and in the University of Buenos Aires. Dragonetti and Tola are President and Vice-President of the Institute of Buddhist Studies Foundation, Argentina, where they carry out their research work. They were the editors of the prestigious Revista de Estudias Budistas, a specialized journal in the field of Buddhism destined to all the Spanish-speaking countries, which is now free in internet. They are authors of numerous publication(in English and in Spanish) on Indian Philosophy, Indian Culture, publications are: On Voidness: A Study on Buddhist Nihilism, MLBD 2002; Being as Consciousness, MLBD 2004; Vaidalyapra-karana: Nagaljun's Refutation of Logic (Nyaya), MLBD 2004; Buddhist Positiveness: Studies on the Lotus Sutra, Delhi: MLBD 2009; Buddhist Philosophy: Three aspects of Sunyatd, Buenos Aires Editorial Las Cuarenta, 2012 (in press).
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