Classical Presences and Modern Absences in Indian Philosophy
This book explores the absence of original philosophical episteme in South Asia especially India. It also investigates the reasons for decline in traditional philosophical schools and Sanskritic studies in the subcontinent.
This volume explores three significant issues - absence, the consciousness of the contemporary, and new philosophical episteme - relevant to thought-systems in the Indian subcontinent. The author discusses the present lack of original philosophical discourse in the context of South Asia, especially India and investigates the reasons of such absences. It also investigates the reasons for decline in traditional philosophical schools and Sanskritic studies in the subcontinent. The book discusses the manner in which Indian thinkers from the times of nineteenth century social reforms to the present day have interacted with the contemporary issues of philosophical engagement the world over.
PREFACE; INTRODUCTION; 1. Convergences on Pre-existence, Existence and Post-existence; 2. Release from Conspiracies: From Permanence to Process; 3. Creativity as Heightened Sense of Process: Repetition and Novelty; 4. Reality as Perpetual Making and Perishing: Causality, Temporality, Evolution and Cosmology; 5. D-e-s-i-r-e and Liberation; 6. Conclusion; REFERENCES; INDEX