The volume felicitates and honours the scholarly achievements of Dr. Jayasankar Lal Shaw, one of the significant stalwarts of Indian and comparative philosophy in the contemporary analytical context. The volume includes essays from some of the leading philosophers and logicians, such as Max Cresswell, Paul Gochet and Mihir Chakraborty, and others, representing four continents.
J.L. Shaw has explored and reflected on a range of important topics, such as knowledge, belief, doubt, cognition, perception, causality, number, meaning, subject-predicate, harmony and freedom. His interpretation of the Nyaya concept of negation and double negation, indexicals, semantic meaning, and the other topics have been discussed and responded to in the essays collected for this volume.
Through a sustained comparative analysis drawing on classical Indian perspectives, solutions have been argued for; and this method can be utilized for solving some of the problems of Westerns philosophy of language, logic, and epistemology, as Dr. Shaw has ably demonstrated in his own works over some four decades. He received his PHD from Rice University (USA) in 1969.This volume should prove useful for undergraduates, graduates and professionals in philosophy ands East-West thinking.
About the Author:
Purushottama Bilimoria is an Associate Professor at Deakin University and Melbourne University in Australia, and also a teaching professor at Stony Brook University, New York and Columbia University. He is Editor of the International Journal, SOPHIA, and is founder-secretary of Australasian Society for Asian and Comparative philosophy. He has published widely in Indian and Comparative philosophy and ethics and is coming out with two books on Indian Ethics and Debate on Personal Laws in India. Among his books and edited anthologies include Sabdapramana (on Testimony); J N Mohanty on Indian Philosophy; Relativism, Suffering and Beyond: Essays for Bimal K Matilal (with J N Mohanty); Religion And Comparative Thought; and his better known published papers are, ‘Mimamsa Doubts About God’, ‘Postcolonial Philosophy of religion’. ‘Being & Text: Hermeneutics in Indian Philosophy’, ‘Is Adhikara good enough for Rights?’, ‘Jnana and Prama: a Critique of Pramanavada’. This publication is supported and Distributed in the North America by the center for India Studies, State university of new York, Stony Brook, N.Y. (USA).