A History of Indian Philosophy, Volume 4

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Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 1975 - Hindu philosophy - 483 pages
The work appears in five volumes. Vol. I comprises Buddhist and Jaina Philosophy and the six systems of Hindu thought, viz.., Samkhya, Yoga, Nyaya, Vaisesika, Mimamsa and Vedanta. It also contains the philosophy of the Yogavasistha, the Bhagavadgita and speculations in the medical schools. Vol. III contains an elaborate account of the Principal Dualistic and Pluralistic Systems such as the philosophy of the Pancaratra, Bhaskara, Yamuna, Ramanuja, Nimbarka, Vijnanabhiksu and philosophical speculations of some of the selected Puranas. Vol. IV deals with the Bhagavata Purana, Madhva and his School, Vallabha, Caitanya, Jiva Gosvami and Baladeva Vidyabhusana. Vol. V treats the Southern Schools of Saivism, viz., Saiva Siddhanta, Vira Saivism, philosophy of Srikantha. Saiva Philosophy in the Puranas and in some important texts. In the words of the Oxford Journal 'the collection of data, editing and the interpretation of every school of thought is a feat unparalleled in the field of history of philosophy.'
 

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At some length Dasgupta has described the refutation of the dvaita school by visishtadvaita on the nature of object and attributes, which the visishtadvaita school calls as dravya and adravya. But Dasgupta has failed to show the counter refutation from the dvaita school.
According to the Ramanuja School, there is bheda in dravya (a jug) and adravya (blueness of the jug). If Ramanuja school claims that the entity and attributes are linked by aprathaksiddhatva (non-separability), then what is the relationship between the dravya and the characteristic of aprathaksiddhatva? Similarly the VA view that the Lord (a dravya) and His Power/Potency/etc (an adravya) are different but inseparable is to be refuted. The attributes of the Lord are not different_yet_inseparable, but in-fact identical to the Lord.
 

Contents

CHAPTER XXIV
1
Brahman Paramātman Bhagavat and Parameswara
11
Kapilas philosophy in the Bhāgavatapurńna
25
Eschatology
49
Madhva Gurus
91
1
111
CHAPTER XXVII
150
Pramānas ways of valid knowledge
163
Perception of Aj˝āna ignorance
275
CHAPTER XXXI
320
The Categories
327
The Pramānas
336
s Concept of bhakti
346
Topics of Vallabha Vedānta as explained by Vallabhas followers
358
Works of Vallabha and his disciples
379
Life of Caitanya
387

Illusion and Doubt
173
MADHVA LOGIC
181
Tarka Ratiocination
188
Epistemological process in Inference
200
Nature of Knowledge
233
The World as Illusion
246
CHAPTER XXX
259
Some companions of Caitanya
393
Status of the World
405
Nature of bhakti
415
Ultimate Realization
428
The philosophy of Baladeva Vidyabhūşaņa
438
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