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Reconstructing Folk Psychology

The Indian Perspective by: Proyash Sarkar , Maushumi Guha , Madhucchanda Sen

Various articles in this anthology have successfully explored folk psychological notions as found in contemporary Western Philosophy of Mind in the Indian context. These collective reflections on the nature of Indian folk psychology are bound to enrich our understanding of the mind in Indian philosophy.

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ISBN: 9788192611402
Year Of Publication: 2015
Edition: 1st edition
Pages : vii, 112
Language : English
Binding : Hardcover
Publisher: D.K. Printworld Pvt. Ltd.
Size: 23
Weight: 350

Overview

Reconstructing Folk Psychology is the outcome of a research that looks into the possibility of locating folk psychological structures and issues within the domain of classical Indian philosophy. Starting from the concepts of belief, desire to perception and the consciousness of time and even the way in which we address ourselves, the ‘I’, the authors of the various articles in this anthology have successfully explored folk psychological notions as found in contemporary Western Philosophy of Mind in the Indian context. This volume thus tries to locate and reconstruct folk psychological issues within Indian philosophy, paying particular attention to the classical Indian tradition.
Needless to say, each of the authors in this volume is an expert in his or her respective area and these collective reflections on the nature of Indian folk psychology are bound to enrich our understanding of the mind in Indian philosophy.
This short but interesting book should capture the interest and attention of “who is who” in the domain of Indian philosophy and psychology.

Contents

Preface
1. Introduction: Folk Psychology
– Maushumi Guha
2. Perception, Perceptual Beliefs and Action: Some Reflections from the Nyaya Perspective
– Amita Chatterjee
3. The Logic of Action
– Proyash Sarkar
4. Does Perception of Temporal Passage Make It Real?
– Maitreyee Datta
5. The Name I Call Myself
– Madhucchanda Sen
Contributors
Index

Meet the Author
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Proyash Sarkar teaches Philosophy at Jadavpur University. He did his Ph.D. in Philosophy in 2002 from the same university. He also taught at Rabindra Bharati University. He authored a book entitled Jyan, Songshoybad O Juktisiddhi Proshonge, 2009 and co-edited the book Manodarshon: Shorirbad O Tar Bikolpo, 2002 (both in Bengali). He has extensively published articles on Philosophy of Mind, Epistemology, Nyaya, Ethics, and Caste and Gender issues in national and international journals. He visited the University of Liverpool as Charles Wallace India Visiting Fellow in 2005.
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Maushumi Guha did her M.Phil. in Philosophy from the University of Cambridge with specialization in the Philosophy of Mind and her Ph.D. from Jadavpur University on the Theory-Simulation Debate on folk psychology. She has taught at Scottish Church College and Rabindra Bharati University prior to 2005 when she joined Jadavpur University. She specializes in the Philosophy of Mind, and folk psychological studies are her forte. Along with the other editors, she had envisaged a series of volumes on the nature of folk psychology in Indian Philosophy. This is the first of the series.
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Madhucchanda Sen has taught at Rabindra Bharati University and Jadavpur University and is the author of Externalism and the Mental, Logic Introduction to Critical Thinking and has co-edited Experiencing Self, Knowledge, Truth and Reality: Essays in Philosophical Analysis, a collection of articles by Pranab Kumar Sen, and Empiricism and the Two Dogmas.
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