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Philosophical Perspectives of K. Satchidanand Murty

by: Pusuluri Boaz

This book critically examines Prof. K. Satchidananda Murty’s understanding of philosophy within the framework of Indian ethos, philosophy and Vedanta. It also clarifies certain misconceptions about Indian culture and history, and further explores the basic issues of ethics and philosophy, man and the transcendent.

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ISBN: 9788124606780
Year Of Publication: 2013
Edition: 1st
Pages : xii, 156p.
Bibliographic Details : Appendices; Bibliography; Index
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 23 cm.
Weight: 400

Overview

This book, on the philosophical contribution of Prof. K. Satchidananda Murty, critically examines his contribution to global under-standing of Indian ethos, philosophy and Vedànta. Dr Boaz explains that Murty has rightly interpreted Indian philosophy with reference to socio-political and physical conditions at different periods of Indian history.
Boaz presents that for Murty, man in his existential condition and world of experience does not satisfy himself with what is around him or what he perceives with his senses. This impulse of man and his intellectual pursuit further lead to know things beyond, which results in metaphysics. Here one explores the profoundity of Murty’s philosophy about man and the transcendent.
Prof. Murty’s spectrum of philosophy is far and wide, and extends to the Far East. With his wide understanding, he also addresses the Indian spirit and tries to clarify certain misconceptions about Indian culture, ethos and history, and adopts a humanistic approach to the study of philosophy as a whole.
This book is of great reference value to the students and teachers of philosophy for it reveals the extraordinarily different perspective of Indian philosophy by a philosopher of our times.

Contents

Foreword
Preface
Introduction
Life and Works
Review of Literature
1. The Vedas
Vedic Tradition
Murty’s Commentary
The Vedic Study
2. Indian Philosophy
On the History of Indian Philosophy
Interpretation of Indian Philosophy
Anvikshiki as Indian Philosophy
Future of Philosophy
3. Metaphysics
Intellectual Need for Metaphysics
Linguistic Need for Metaphysics
Psychological Need for Metaphysics
Murty’s Interpretation of the Self
Man and Individuality
Moksha
Freedom as Reversal to Normal Life
Freedom as Transcending Human Relations
4. The Indian Spirit
Indian Culture
World Affirming
Caste System
Sense of History
Social Thought
Indian Hospitality and Universality
5. Social Philosophy
Philosophy of Inclusiveness
Social Dialectics
Philosophy for Society
6. Conclusion
Scientific Analysis of Hinduism
Madhyamika: Comparative Philosophy
Philosophy as Anvikshiki
Inescapable Metaphysical Thinking
Philosophy of Inclusiveness
A Great Social Philosopher
Appendix I
Profile of K. Satchidananda Murty
Appendix II
Writings of K. Satchidananda Murty
Bibliography
Index

Meet the Author
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Dr Pusuluri Boaz (b. 1953), a recipient of State Meritorious Teachers Award, has taught philosophy for thirty-two years in American Baptist Mission College, Ongole, Andhra Pradesh. Boaz has published numerous articles on philosophy and art, being himself a good painter and editor.
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