Bringing together essays by J.N. Mohanty, one of the leading philosophers of our times, Explorations in Philosophy covers both Indian philosophy and Western philosophy. This volume contains essays written in the 1990's that provide insights into Indian philosophy and Mohanty's work spanning three decades. Mohanty's analysis of Indian philosophy dispels the characterization of Indian philosophy as simply a search for the spirit; it shows that Indian philosophy is also a critical analysis of the data provided by experience. Basing his analysis on Sanskrit sources, Mohanty examines the concepts of truth, consciousness, meaning, and the four goals of human life in order to clearly demonstrate that both theoretical rationality and practical rationality form the foundation of Indian philosophical thinking.
About the Author:
J.N. MOHANTY is Professor of Philosophy at Temple University, Philadelphia and Woodruff Professor of Philosophy and Asian Studies, Emory, Georgia, USA.BINA GUPTA teaches at the Department of Philosophy, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA.