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PHILOSOPHY PATHWAYS                   ISSN 2043-0728

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Issue No. 227
16th November 2018

CONTENTS

Special Issue on Indian Philosophy

Edited by Tamoghna Sarkar

I.'The Nyaya and the Buddhist Logic on Perception: Revisiting the Controversy' by Debalina Ghosh

II. 'Some logical inconsistencies in the term 'Acintyabhedabheda': A 20th century Advaita Vedanta appraisal' by Sudipta Munsi

III. 'The Gita: Teaching of Value and Dharma' by Dinanath Ghatak

IV. 'The Mysterious Paradox of Time: A Brief Study from Sri Aurobindo's Philosophy and Classical Indian Art' by Susmita Bhattacharya

V. 'What makes Gandhi a 'Mahatma'' by Pranay Deb

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EDITOR'S INTRODUCTION

Philosophical trajectories of different cultures may very well differ, still as an intense intellectual practice and skill philosophy across the globe aims to nurture autonomous rational minds of free thinkers, not diluted with prejudice and bias. A philosophically trained rational mind is able to attend a conceptual terrain in which commitment to one's own tradition neither annihilates nor subjugates other perspectives or worldviews. In India, philosophy never lost its intimate ties to deepened forms of living even when it is engaged with abstract critical analysis [...]

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I. 'THE NYAYA AND THE BUDDHIST LOGIC ON PERCEPTION: REVISITING THE CONTROVERSY' BY DEBALINA GHOSH

The perceptual process plays a foundational role in giving us cognition. Sense-perception is invariably taken as the principal among all the evidential means, for, all the means are, in some way or other, preceded by sensory perception, and must be, in the long run, authenticated by some sensory perceptual base. Of course, in accordance with the difference in world-views, different Indian philosophical systems do not consider that perceptible entities are of the same type [...]

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II. 'SOME LOGICAL INCONSISTENCIES IN THE TERM 'ACINTYABHEDABHEDA': A 20TH CENTURY ADVAITA VENDANTA APPRAISAL' BY SUDIPTA MUNSI

This paper attempts at a summarised representation of the arguments made against the Acintyabhedabheda doctrine of the Bengal Vaisnavas of the Caitanya school from the standpoint of Advaita Vedanta by Pandita Nira–janasvarupa Brahmacari Navatirtha Nyayavedantacarya... in the fourth part of his Bengali work called Advaitamatatimirabhaskara. The fourth part is devoted to the task of proving that Caitanya was out and out an Advaitin. For this, he makes certain points from the historical standpoint and thereafter subjects the doctrine of Acintyabhed_bheda to the test of reason, which, he says, it fails [...]

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(c) Sudipta Munsi 2018

Email: sudipta.munsi@oeaw.ac.at

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III. 'THE GITA: TEACHING OF VALUE AND DHARMA' BY DINANATH GHATAK

The term 'Dharma' is often taken to mean "religion" or "duty." But these meanings are incomplete. In the Gita, Lord Krishna refers to svadharma in progressively deeper ways, shedding light on the meaning of the term and its importance for personal spiritual growth. The Gita is not an abstract treatise but a way of life. The reading of this holy book is prefaced by salutation to dharma or the law of righteousness and to Krishna -- the almighty Disposer [...]

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(c) Dinanath Ghatak 2018

Email: dinanath.jkc@gmail.com

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IV. 'THE MYSTERIOUS PARADOX OF TIME: A BRIEF STUDY FROM SRI AUROBINDO'S PHILOSOPHY AND CLASSICAL INDIAN ART' BY SUSMITA BHATTACHARYA

Our world is four-dimensional. Time is one of the dimensions of it and the most mysterious one. The rest are spatial. In our daily life we experience that there is a spatiotemporal world and whenever we encounter a certain object, we perceive that object is placed or embedded in that spatiotemporal world. In life we can perceive time from different perceptual orientation and also from the different stages of consciousness and we always experience change and movement, we can differentiate between past and future [...]

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(c) Susmita Bhattacharya 2018

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V. 'WHAT MAKES GANDHI A 'MAHATMA'' BY PRANAY DEB

Mahatma Gandhi's name is familiar to such a degree that there is hardly any person who does not consider him to be a friend of mankind. There can be hardly found any aspects of human life, where Gandhi did not contribute. His thought and activities aimed at fostering courage and fearlessness among the people against any injustice. He was a mystic and religious man in personal life, a great social reformer, one of the greatest political activist, an educationist, etc. Millions of people around this world have found in this many-splendored life a 'spiritual power' [...]

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(c) Pranay Deb 2018

Email: pranay.tu@rediffmail.com


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