THE PHILOSOPHY OF K. SACHIDANANDA MURTY

Edited by 
SIBAJIBAN BHATTACHRYYA
ASHOK VOHRA


Among philosophers in India today, Professor K. Satchidananda Murty is in a class in himself. He is a heterodox thinker as well as a critical traditionalist. Few specialists in Advaita Vedanta have been so critical of it as he has been in his Revelation and Reason in Advaita Vedanta (1959). and few have presented such an admiring exposition of it as he has done in his Advaitic Notion (1985). His interdisciplinary works on Indian culture and his contribution to peace studies, as well as his pioneering work Far Eastern Philosophies (1976), contain original ideas critical observations and insightful  comparisons. Murty's writing range across Indian and western philosophy, covering ethics, religious studies, social and political thought, culture, peace studies, philosophy of education and Indian foreign policy. This volume contains interpretative and critical essays which   evaluate the implicit or explicit assumptions, starting point, beliefs, arguments, , conclusions, underlying theories, undercurrent of thought, normative statements and prescriptions of Murty's works and develop them in alternative ways. The contributors comprise an International group of philosophers from India, Russia, the USA and Japan.


Sibajiban Bhattacharyya
has taught philosophy for more than four decades in universities and institutions in India and abroad. His publications include:

Gadadhara's Theory of Objectivity (Visayatavada) (in two parts) and
Gangesa's Theory of indeterminate Perception (Nirvikalpakavada): Doubt, Belief and Knowledge.

Professor Bhattacharyya is at present a National Fellow of the Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi.

Ashok Vohra is a Reader in philosophy at the University of Delhi, South Campus. He taught [philosophy at St. Stephen's College for a decade, and was for some time Director (Planning and Research), of Indian Council of Philosophical Research, New Delhi. He is author of Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Mind (1986), and has co-authored Radhakrishnan: His Life and Ideas (1989). He has recently translated Wittgenstein's Philosophical Investigations and Culture and Value on Certainty into Hindi.

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