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Alternative Standpoints

A Tribute to Kalidas Bhattacharyya by: Madhumita Chattopadhyay

The anthology is a tribute to Prof. Kalidas Bhattacharyya, the eminent thinker of twentieth century India. Prof. Bhattacharyya presented philosophy in an original way with scientific spirit. His metaphysics was deeply rooted in the traditions of Advaita Vedanta and Shaivism.

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ISBN: 9788192570297
Year Of Publication: 2015
Edition: 1st edition
Pages : xxii, 258
Bibliographic Details : Index
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: Suryodaya Books
Size: 23
Weight: 550

Overview

The anthology Alternative Standpoints: A Tribute to Kalidas Bhattacharyya is a tribute to Prof. Kalidas Bhattacharyya, the eminent thinker of twentieth-century India, on his birth centenary by his students. A distinguished philosopher and an academician, Prof. Bhattacharyya presented philosophy in an original way with scientific spirit. He was essentially a metaphysician and his metaphysics was deeply rooted in the traditions of Advaita Vedanta and Shaivism. His ultimate concern was to present a theory of freedom and a theory of the possibility of realizing that freedom.
In this collection eminent scholars have written on different aspects of his philosophy. This anthology is divided into four parts – the first one concentrating on his metaphysics, the second part dealing with his views on freedom, the third one with education and science and the fourth one is a reminiscence of his student and his family members. In short this anthology tries to present a picture of Kalidas Bhattacharyya as a philosopher and also as a man within the two covers.
This volume is expected to familiarize students and present-day philosophers the persona of Prof. Bhattacharyya and his philosophical positioning and pedagogical skillset.

Contents

Introduction
Short Bio-Data of Prof. Kalidas Bhattacharyya
1. Reflection, Alternation and Meta-Philosophy: An Overview of the Philosophy of Kalidas Bhattacharyya
— Kalyan Kumar Bagchi
2. Knowing Beforehand
— Manidipa Sanyal
3. From Language to Metaphysics
— Nirmalya Narayan Chakraborty
4. Metaphysics: A Reflective Engagement with Experience
— Amitabha Das Gupta
5. Kalidas Bhattacharyya on Object and Content
— Rupa Bandyopadhyay
6. Kalidas Bhattacharyya on Vedantic Anekantavada: An Evaluation
— Raghunath Ghosh
7. Anekanta Vedanta
— Tara Chatterjee
8. Man as a Natural and Transcendent Being
— Indrani Sanyal
9. The Concept of Self in Buddhis
— Maitreyee Datta
10. The Art of Becoming: Kalidas Bhattacharyya’s Concept of Freedom
— Santwana Majumdar
11. Art as Freedom: Aesthetics of Kalidas Bhattacharyya
— Goutam Biswas
12. Kalidas Bhattacharyya: The Educationist
— Shefali Moitra
13. Evolution of Post-Newtonian Thoughts in Physical Science: From Definite to Indefinite
— Gautam Bhattacharyya
14. Revisiting Kalidas Bhattacharyya: A Life Merged into Philosophizing
— Angshuman Bhattacharya
List of Publications of Kalidas Bhattacharyya
List of Contributors
Index

Meet the Author
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Dr Madhumita Chattopadhyay is a professor in the Department of Philosophy, Jadavpur University, Jadavpur, Kolkata. Though her area of research is Buddhism, she is very much interested in the philosophy of Contemporary Indian thinkers specially of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She has been awarded with different national and international scholarships like the Fulbright Visiting Lectureship and Charles Wallace India Trust Fellowship. She has edited three books and written three. One of her important books is Walking Along the Paths of Buddhist Epistemology.
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