THE ART OF THE CONCEPTUAL
EXPLORATIONS IN A CONCEPTUAL MAZE OVER THREE DECADES

By DAYA  KRISHNA


The  essays in this volume explore, from various angles, the issue relating to  the role of logic in the understanding of reality, the role of belief  and imagination in the creation of reality, the multi-dimensional, pluralistic and conflicting nature of values, the centrality of freedom as both the foundation and end of all values, the role of arts in the cognitive enterprise of man, the nature of revolution, culture and society and the epistemological and ontological problems that arise in understanding Man and his Creations.

The essays also discuss, in detail, the work of Merton, Sorokin, Northrop, Lazerowitz and Marx.


Daya Krishna (borne1924) taught philosophy at the Universities of Saugar and Rajasthan. He has been visiting Professor at Carleton College, Northfield and the University of Hawaii. He has held Fellowships at among other places, East-West Centre, Hawaii; the Rokfeller   Foundation,U.S.A.; Indian Academy of Philosophy, Amalner; Indian Council of Philosophical Research; and Indian Council of Social Science Research.

Professor Daya Krishna  has written extensively on theoretical issues in the realm of philosophy, sociology, economics and literature. His major works are: The Nature of Philosophy; Social philosophy: Past and Future; Considerations Towards a Theory of Social Change; Political Development --- A Critical Perspective; and The Development Debate (with Fred Riggs)

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