Dragonetti and Tola deal in this book with many cases of thematic and methodological coincidences between Indian and Western philosophical thought in order to establish that there is an Indian Philosophy with the same expectations and the same weaknesses as those of Western Philosophy. Thus it is possible to conclude that there is not a "Western Thought characterized by rationality and freedom of mind", opposed to an "Indian Thought characterized by religiosity and irrationality", but only a "Universal philosophical Thought". The method of demonstration is the same resorted to in their books On the Myth of the Opposition between Indian Thought and Western Philosophy (Georg Olms Verlag, 2004), Essays on Indian Philosophy in Comparative Perspective (Georg Olms Verlag, 2009), and Filosofia de la India. Del Veda al Vedanta. El sistema Sankhya (in Spanish, Editorial Kairos, Madrid, Spain, 2008 (first edition) and 2010 (second edition): the parallel presentation in their original languages of Indian and Western philosophical texts together with their own translation of them.
About the Author:
Carmen Dragonetti, Dr. Phil., Lima (Peru), is research fellow of the CONICET (National Council for Scientific Research, Argentina) and Fernando Tola, Dr. Litt., Lima (Peru), was research fellow of the same institution (now retired), both in the highest category. Tola has also been Prof. O Indian Philosophy and Sanskrit in the National University of San Marcos, Lima, Peru, and in the University of Buenos Aires. Dragonetti and Tola are President and Vice-President of the Institute of Buddhist Studies Foundation, Argentina, where they carry out their research work. They were the editions of the prestigious Revista de Estudios Budistas, a specialized journal in the field of Buddhism destined to all the Sppanish-speaking countries, which is now free in internet.