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Understanding Philosophy: Eastern and Western Perspectives

Manjulika Ghosh (Editor)
Synopsis The volume contains revised and edited papers presented at the 77th Session of the Indian philosophical Congress held at Udaipur in 2002. Besides perennial philosophical problems, they discuss such vital contemporary issues as terrorism, violence, religious conversion, environmental ethics, peace, social justice, cultural integration, etc. The volume is divided into five sections. The first section contains six papers on logic and scientific method. The second section also contains six papers on history of philosophy. The third section, comprising nine papers, focuses on metaphysics and epistemology. The fourth section contains eight papers on various aspects of ethics and social philosophy including morality in ecology. The last section has twelve papers which discuss the nature of religious beliefs, women in religion and politics in India vipassana, terrorism, nationalism and internationalism.
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About the author

Manjulika Ghosh

Dr. Manjulika Ghosh is Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of North Bengal, Darjeeling, West Bengal. Her speicalisation includes Philosophy of Language, Ethics and Phenomenology. Her papers have been published in professional journals in India and abroad. She has co-edited the anthology on Meaning and Reference under the S.A. Programme of her Department. Professor Ghosh was a Scholar under the Indo-Hungarian Cultural Exchange Programme in 1999-2000 and did her post-Doctoral work from the Institute of philosophy, Budapest. She has visited and lectured in several Universities abroad on invitation.

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Title Understanding Philosophy: Eastern and Western Perspectives
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Sundeep Prakashan
Language: English
isbn 8175741546
length xviii+428p., References; Index; 23cm.