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The Nature of Philosophy

 
Daya Krishna (Author)
Synopsis

The Nature of Philosophy is a reprint of the very first book published by Daya Krishna. It is based on his doctoral work, completed in 1951 in the Department of Philosophy of Delhi University. The book is a critical examination of the presuppositions of the philosophical enterprise; it considers the admirable clarity and critical acumen diverse styles and genres of philosophical reflection: analysis, phenomenology, existentialism, and other historical modes of doing philosophy. Daya Krishna moves from one mode to another with great facility and seamless ease. Although written more than fifty years ago, the book is an impressive example of philosophical modernity.

The present world reprinted version consists of the original twelve chapters of the introduction by Mrinal Miri as well as a Bibliography and an index. The book is an outstanding contribution in philosophy and would be beneficial to scholars of various areas of philosophy, humanities, social and the natural sciences.

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About the author

Daya Krishna

Daya Krishna was Profesor of Philosophy at the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India. He has written extensively on Indian Philosophy and his major works include Indian Philosophy: a Counter-Perspectives (1991-96), New Perspectives in Indian Philosophy (1991), Indian Philosophy: A New Approach (1992). His most recent work on Indian Philosophy is Developments in India Philosophy from 18th century Onwards: Classical and Modern (2002). He has also edited India’s Intellectual Traditions (1987-2003), and Bhakti: A Contemporary Discussion (2000) and written A Prolegomena to any future Historiography of Cultures and Civilisations (1997). A collection of his philosophical writings has been published under the title The Art of the Conceptual: Explorations in a Conceptual Maze over three decades (1989). A Work on his ‘philosophy’ has been published entitled The Philosophy of Daya Krishna (1996).

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Bibliographic information

Title The Nature of Philosophy
Author Daya Krishna
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2009
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788189963064
length 360p., 9.0 inch X 6.0 inch