New PDF release: Analogy in Indian and Western Philosophical Thought

By David B. Zilberman (auth.), Helena Gourko, Robert S. Cohen (eds.)

ISBN-10: 1402033397

ISBN-13: 9781402033391

ISBN-10: 1402033400

ISBN-13: 9781402033407

This publication is uncommon in lots of respects. It used to be written by way of a prolific writer whose tragic premature loss of life didn't permit to complete this and lots of different of his undertakings. It was once assembled from a variety of excerpts, notes, and fragments in response to his preliminary plans. Zilberman’s legacy nonetheless awaits its precise discovery and this ebook is a moment installment to it after The delivery of that means in Hindu idea (Kluwer, 1988). Zilberman’s therapy of analogy is exclusive in its procedure, scope, and universality for Western philosophical suggestion. regularly in comparison to jap and particularly classical Indian interpretations, analogy is gifted via Zilberman as a major and in lots of methods basic approach to philosophizing or philosophy-building. as a result of its universality, this technique might be additionally utilized in linguistics, common sense, social research, in addition to historic and anthropological study. those functions are critical a part of Zilberman’s booklet. A prophetic jump to mostly uncharted territories, this booklet should be of substantial curiosity for specialists and newcomers within the box of analogy alike.

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Western philosophy has never been a philosophical Paradise, and analogy seems to play a significant part in its fall. Nevertheless, Zilberman believes in the possibility of achieving a philosophical Paradise within Western culture - as an attempt to create, through careful modal reconstruction of separate conceptions, a philosophical ‘texture’. He initiates this weaving, by reflecting certain Western philosophies in a modal ‘search-light’ of Indian philosophies already ‘textured’, in order to bring them into immediate contact with the entire variety of philosophical ‘visions’.

Ika− philosophy did not develop, its followers pursued a ‘natural empirical interest’ (as happened in ancient Greek philosophy). ika− should hardly be called a genuine philosophy of nature, if taken by itself [ . . ] And indeed [ . . ika− s give the Naya− yikas, the professional logicians, an endless source of material and momentum for developing their epistemological and logical constructions. ika− s discovered a stock of instances’, and this made the logic of Nya− ya intentional. , to a tautology of purely cognitional constructions: to the forms of logical thinking.

142, 338) (6) In the fundamental Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophies edited by Karl H. Potter, in the volume Indian Metaphysics and Epistemology (1977), analogy is not even mentioned, although there are several remarks on comparison. In another volume, Advaita Vedanta up to Shankara and His Pupils (1981), there are only four short comments on analogy. Matilal. Perception. An Essay on Classical Indian Theories of Knowledge. 1986) 34 ANALOGY IN INDIAN AND WESTERN PHILOSOPHICAL THOUGHT analogy is not mentioned at all.

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