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Classical Indian Philosophy ofMind (The Nyaya Dualist Tradition)


Title: Classical Indian Philosophy ofMind (The Nyaya Dualist Tradition)

Author: Kishor Kumar Chakrabarti

Description: Examines psycho-physical dualism as developed by the Nyaya school of Indian philosophy. Dualism is important to many world religions which promote personal immortality and to morality which promotes free will. Tor the Nyaya, the self is a permanant, immaterial substance to which non-physical internal states like cognition belong. This view is challenged by other Indian schools, especially the Buddhist and Carvaka schools. The author brings out the connections between the Indian and Westeren debates over the mind-body problem and shows that the Nyaya position is well developed, well articulated, and defensible. He also compares to Cartesian dualism and discusses the Samkhya and Advaita theories of the self and the critique of these views from the Nyaya standpoint as well as a discussion of the classical Nyaya causal argument for the existence of God. The appendix contains an annotated translation of selected portions of Udayana’s masterpiece, ‘Atmatattvaviveka’ (Discerning the Nature of the Self).

Publisher: SUNY Press, Albany

Edition: 1st ed., Date: 1999, 309 pp., PB

Item Code: 9.78079E+12