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The Philosophy of Daya Krishna

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Item Code: IDG803
Author: Bhuvan Chandel &K. L. Sharma
Publisher: Indian Council of Philosophical Research (ICPR)
Language: English
Edition: 1996
ISBN: 8185636206
Pages: 361
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details: 8.7" X 5.6"
From the Jacket

Professor Daya Krishna has over the last four decades of this century, written extensively on the relations between logic and empirical reality, the nature of philosophy and the art of philosophizing, the problem of freedom and its relation to values, analysed issues in social and political philosophy, and put forward a new counter- Perspective on Indian philosopher. In this volume, his ideas and writings are subjected to close critical scrutiny by some of the foremost philosophers of India, such as J. N. Mohanty, D. P. Chattopadhyaya, Sibajiban Bhattacharyya, P. K. Sen, K. J. Shah. The detailed reply by Professor Daya Krishna to each of them turns the volume into a philosophical debate on these issues in contemporary India.

About the Editors

Bhuvan Chandel has been a Professor of Philosophy at Punjab University, Chandigarh, since 1984. She was also Member Secretary, Indian Council of Philosophical Research, from 1992 to 1994. She is the author of Marxian Ethics: Some Preliminary Considerations (1979), and has edited Perspectives on Nature of Violence (1980), Professor Chandel is currently the Chief Editor of the Social Science Research Journal at Punjab University.

K. L. Sharma is Associate Professor of Philosophy at University of Rajasthan, Jaipur. His doctoral dissertation on the philosophy of K. C. Bhattacharyya has won widespread Acclaim from scholars. He is the author of Philosophy, Society and action and subjectivity and Absolute, and has co-edited The Philosophy of J. N. Mohanty. Dr. Sharma is currently the Editor of Indian Journal of Gerontology and Managing Editor of the Hindi Diogenes.

CONTENTS
Preface vii
1 Appearance, Reality, Nothing, and The Law of Contradiction
Sibajiban Bhattacharyya
1
2 Daya Krishna and The Synthetic A Priori
Pranab Kumar Sen
17
3 The Problem of Coherence of Different Types of Coherence
Viraendra Shekhawat
34
4 Are There Types of Coherence?
Dharmendra Kumar
48
5 Spiritual Orientation of Philosophy
N. S. Dravid
61
6 Some Thoughts on Daya Krishna's Three Myths
J. N. Mohanty
68
7 Daya Krishna on Indian Philosophy
Harsh Narain
81
8 Philosophy, Religion, Morality and Spirituality: Some Issues
K. J. Shah
97
9 Daya Krishna on Indian Thought: Some Unanalyzed Assumption
Pratap Chandra
113
10 Philosophy and Daya Krishna
R. S. Bhatnagar
122
11 Daya Krishna and Creativity in Philosophy
Ranjit Ghose
133
12 An Analysis of the Concept of Freedom
Ashok Vohra
139
13 Transcendental vs. Empirical Freedom
Bhuvan Chandel
150
14 Reflections on Daya Krishna's Concept of Action
D. P. Chattopadhyaya
162
15 Daya Krishna on Value
Dharmendra Goel
182
16 Social Philosophy Past and Future
Yashdev Shalya
192
17 A Critical Reappraisal of Daya Krishna's Views on Social Reality and its Relation to Philosophy
Yogesh Gupta
221
18 Rejection of a Plea for an Innocent Capitalist: A Critique of Daya Krishna's Views on Some key Concepts of Economics
Suresh Chandra
247
19 Response to My Critics
Daya Krishna
261
Daya Krishna: Bio-Bibliographical Data 330
Contributors 341
Index 343

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