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Indian Philosophy: A Reader
 0367147890, 9780367147891

Table of contents :
Introduction: some critical concepts of Indian philosophy by JONARDON GANERI
I: THE CONCEPT OF PHILOSOPHY
1 On the concept of philosophy in India by BIMAL KRISHNA MATILAL
2 Rationality in Indian philosophy by ARINDAM CHAKRABARTI
3 Intellectual India: reason, identity, dissent by JONARDON GANERI
II: PHILOSOPHY AS A SEARCH FOR THE SELF
4 The Upaniṣads by JOEL BRERETON
5 Hidden in the cave: the Upaniṣadic self by JONARDON GANERI
III: BUDDHIST PHILOSOPHY OF MIND
6 Indian theories of mind by GEORGES DREYFUS AND EVAN THOMPSON
7 From the five aggregates to phenomenal consciousness: towards a cross-cultural cognitive science by JAKE H. DAVIS AND EVAN THOMPSON
8 Subjectivity, selfhood and the use of the word ‘I’ by JONARDON GANERI
IV: SELF
9 The self as a dynamic constant: Rāmakaṇṭha’s middle ground between a Naiyāyika eternal self-substance and a Buddhist stream of consciousness-moments by ALEX WATSON
10 Arguing from synthesis to the self: Utpaladeva and Abhinavagupta respond to Buddhist No-selfism by ARINDAM CHAKRABARTI
11 ‘I am of the nature of seeing’: phenomenological reflections on the Indian notion of witness-consciousness by WOLFGANG FASCHING
V: METAPHYSICS
12 The Nyāya-Vaiśeṣika theory of universals by KISOR CHAKRABARTI
13 Objectivity and proof in a classical Indian theory of number by JONARDON GANERI
VI: EPISTEMOLOGY
14 A realist view of perception by BIMAL KRISHNA MATILAL
15 Nyāya perceptual theory: disjunctivism or anti-individualism? by ANAND JAYPRAKASH VAIDYA
VII: LANGUAGE
16 The context principle and some Indian controversies over meaning by B. K. MATILAL AND P. K. SEN
17 Bhartṛhari’s view of sphoṭa by BIMAL KRISHNA MATILAL
18 “Ākāśa” and other names by JONARDON GANERI
VIII: LOGIC
19 Semiotic conceptions in the Indian theory of argumentation by BIMAL KRISHNA MATILAL
20 Jaina logic and the philosophical basis of pluralism by JONARDON GANERI

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