Proceedings of he 78th Secssion of the Indian Philosophical Congress.
With a foreword by Prof. D.P. Chattopadhyaya.
xvii, 463p., Figs., Index, 23 cm.
CONTENTS:- 1. The Doctrine of Trivarga / M. Rama Jois; General President's Address; 2. Social Philosophy for the 21st Century in the Indian Context / Bhuvan Chandel; Invited Paper; 3. In Praise of the Law of Jungle: Human Obligation to Jungles and their Animal Inhabitants / D. P. Chattopadhyaya; Endowment Lectures; 4. Saiva Siddhanta : The Perpetual Elixir / Pratima Joshi; 5. Bhagavatadharma/Ekantikadharma: In Swaminarayana's Navyavisistadvaita Vedanta / Ramesh M. Dave; 6. Comparative Religion: A Method for the Unity of Religions / D. A. Gangadhar; Symposium 1; 7. Human Rights and Globalization: Some Observations / M. Kirti Singh; 8. Human Rights Vs Community Rights: The Narmada Case against Globalization / P. K. Sasidharan; Symposium 2; 9. Seeking Research Paradigms for Indian Cognitive Science / A. Kanthamani; 10. Indian Philosophy and Cognitive Science / Amita Chatterjee; Section 1: History of Philosophy; 11. Perspectives of Historical Explanation: A Note / Minakshi Roy Choudhury; 12. Marxist Conception of State: An Evaluation / Shyamal Krishna Banerjee; 13. Influence of Aristotle on the Fabric of John Locke's Thought / Debika Saha; 14. J. Krishnamurti's View on the Problem of Violence / Ran Bhushan Prasad; 15. Wittgenstein's Conception of Grammar / Jhadeswar Ghosh; Section 2: Logic and Scientific Method; 16. The Concept of Negation in Indian Logic / Nirmala Kumari Jha; 17. What is a "Text"?: An Inquiry into Ricoeur's Hermeneutics / M. Parameswaran; Section 3: Metaphysics and Epistemology; 18. The Future of Metaphysics / S. B. P. Sinha; 19. Merleau-Ponty on Language / Manjulika Ghosh; 20. Buddhism and Scepticism / Rakesh Chandra; 21. Samkhya Satkaryavada / Nirupama Srivastava; 22. Interpersonal Relationship versus the Subjectivity Thesis / Sauravpran Goswami; 23. Linguistic Philosophy: An Interdisciplinary Approach / D. Nesy; 24. Klesas, Karmas and Samskaras / B. R. Shantha Kumari; 25. The Epistemological Nature of Consciousness / L. K. Sah; 26. The Buddhist Concept of Mind: A Way to Egolessness / Anil Kumar Tewari; 27. Life-world and the Crisis of Science / Nirankush Chakraborty; 28. Theories of Consciousness: Carruthers' Classification / Sheeja O. K; 29. The Concept of Saksi: From the Advaita Point of View / Renubala; 30. How is Purusa Known? / Rajat Bhattacharya; Section 4: Ethics and Social Philosophy; 31. Ethics and its Holistic Application / Pratima Ganguli; 32. Cloning Humans: Philosophical Dimensions / Ganesh Prasad Das; 33. Moral Relativity and Wittgenstein / Priyambada Sarkar; 34. Gender Inequality and Man-Woman Relation / Y. V. Satyanarayana; 35. An Analysis of the Dichotomy of Freedom and Authority in the Backdrop of the Failure of 19th Century Rationalism / Shyama Nand Jha; 36. Tilak's Interpretation of the Bhagavadgita in the Gita Rahasya / Sunil Kumar Singh; 37. Determinism and its Implications / D. M. Yadav; 38. The Sociological Component of Gandhi's Philosophy / Rajesh Kumar Sinha; 39. Total Revolution: The Social Philosophy of Jayaprakash Narayan / Shyam Ranjan Pd. Singh; 40. The Eschatological Roots of Karma / Illa Ravi and Velaga Joshi; 41. Education in Human Rights / Rajesh Kumar Sinha; 42. Place of Reasoning in Emotivism / Kushal Deo Prasad Singh; 43. Philosophical Expression through the Cultural Mithila Paintings / Narendra Narain Sinha 'Nirala'; Section 5: Religion; 44. The Agamic Sources of Vira Saivism / Rama Ghose; 45. The Exigency of Modernization and Threat of Westernization in Islam / Md. Sirajul Islam; 46. Devatmavad: Statement and an Appraisal / R. K. Singh; 47. The Concept of 'Man' in Sankaradeva's Philosophy / Parul Choudhury; 48. Radhakrishnan on the Religion of the Spirit / Tapati Chakraborty.
The volume contains revised and edited papers presented at the 78th Session of the Indian Philosophical Congress held at Muzaffarpur, Bihar. They discuss perennial and modern philosophical problems. The volume is divided into five sections. The first section contans five papers on history and philosophy. The second section contains two papers on history of philosophy. The second sections contains two papers on logic and scientific methods. The third section, comprising 13 papers focuses on metaphysics and epistemology. The fourth section also contains 13 papers which discusses various aspects of ethics and social philosophy. The last section has five papers have provided reflections of religion.