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Pramana: Dharmakirti and the Indian Philosophical Debate

De (autor) Editat de Lama Doboom Tulku, Maya Joshi
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en Limba Engleză Carte Hardback – July 2010
Indian philosophical thought on Pramana (Valid Cognition) is a rich achieve that merits attention not only for its technical brilliance and variety but also for the ways in which it reverberates with contemporary discussions in science: arguably the master discourse of the modern world. In a spirit of free and open enquiry, characteristic of His Holiness the Dalai Lamas preferred mode of engaging with the world, Tibet House collaborated with the Drepung Monastic University at Mundgod, Karnataka to organize a Monastic Debate that was both traditional and contemporary. Tibetan Buddhism has a long tradition of Monastic Debates. This Debate was special in that it grew upon the pre-Buddhist traditions of thought on this critical question on Logic while also incorporating a perspective that leapt across the centuries: that of contemporary Physics. While the different schools such as Vedanta, Sankhya, Nyayavaisesika, Purvamimamsa, and Jaina were represented by scholars from academia, there was a lively interaction with monks being trained in traditional Tibetan philosophy at monasteries across India. The seminar was multilingual with presentations and queries in Tibetan, Hindi, Sanskrit and English. While this book presents lightly edited versions of the key papers presented there, the lively debates in Tibetan could not be transcribed due to logistical difficulties. Hence, this bi-lingual volume, attempts to make available to the scholarly community and curious students a valuable resource for understanding this crucial issue in Logic from a rich, multifaceted, comparatist perspective.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9788173048555
ISBN-10: 817304855X
Pagini: 124
Dimensiuni: 145 x 225 x 16 mm
Greutate: 0.34 kg
Ediția: First Edition,.
Editura: MANOHAR PUBL S & DISTRIBUTORS

Cuprins

Preface; Introduction: Seminar on Indian Philosophical Thought on Pramana & Dharmakirti: An Overview; The Sankhya Concept of Parmana: Dharmakitris Critique; Purvamimamsa Concept of Pramana & a Review of Dharmakirtis Concept; Pramanic Perspective in Sankara & Dharmakirti; The Jaina Theory of Pramana: An Overview; Bauddha aur Jaina Pramanamimamsa: Ek Tulnatmaka Adhyayan; Acharya Dharmakirti aur Unke Pramanalaksana ki Vivechana; Dharmakirtis Contribution to Indian Philosophical Thought; Logic: Ancient & Modern/Scientific.

Notă biografică

Lama Daboom Tulku was born in Tibet in 1941 and recognized as the incarnation of the previous Doboom Tulku at the age of three by Ven. Lama Phurchog Jamgon Rinpoche. Since 1981 Lama Daboom Tulku has been director of Tibet House, Cultural Centre of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in New Delhi, working for the promotion of Tibetan cultural heritage to a wide audience. He is the author of "Buddhist Translations: Problems and Perspectives"; "Buddhist Path to Enlightenment" and "Gyalwai Chostsul." Maya Joshi is on the faculty of English at Lady Sri Ram College for Women in New Delhi and the editor of the "Tibet House Bulletin."