Reason, Revelation and Peace

Reason, Revelation and Peace

Evaluations of the Philosophy of K. Satchidananda Murty

ISBN: 9788120842755

Author: Ashok Vohra

Subject: Philosophy

Language: English

Binding: Hard Back

Pages: 332

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass

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About Book:

Professor k. Satchidananda Murty, one of modern India’s leading philosophers, passed away in his native village of Sangamjagarlamudi in Andhra Pradesh in 2011, after a stellar career during which he advanced knowledge rather than opinion. The Indian Philosophical community, and especially Ashok Vohra, is to be congratulated for producing a dynamic engagement with philosophy. I had known Murty for more than twenty years. I interacted with him several times. When I once asked him where he stood philosophically, he was candid enough to say that he ‘Oscillates between Sankar and Ramanuja’. The essays in this book amply demonstrate that he was a man of many parts but as the allusion to his mystical experiences in his book The Realm of Between reveals, he was also more than the sum of his parts; that while willing to transcend the limits of reason when required. Thus ‘revelation and reason’ characterize not just the title of one of his famous books but in a sense, his life, and this fact renders this collection uniquely relevant for our times. I therefore enthusiastically recommend this book not only to all those interested in the philosophy of Professor Murty, or in Indian Philosophy, or in philosophy in general but to all those interested in contemporary philosophy in the broadest sense.

About Author:

Ashok Vohra is a former Professor and Head of, Department of Philosophy, and Dean of Arts Faculty of the University of Delhi. He taught for over a decade (1975-1986) at St Stephens College. He was the Member Secretary of Indian Council of Philosophical Research from 1995 to 1998. Besides publishing more than two hundred research papers and articles in national and international research journals, anthologies, and newspapers he has published Wittgenstein's Philosophy of Mind, London, Sydney, 1986, reissued by Routledge, London, under its Routledge Revivals series in 2014; and Mind, Morals and Self: A Philosophical Perspective, Viva, 2014; Co-authored Radhakrishnan: His Life and Ideas, SUNY 1990; Co-edited The Philosophy of K. Satchidanada Murty (1995); Co-edited Dharma: The Categorial Imperative, (2005); Co-edited Gandhi in Contemporary Times (Routledge, 2020). He has translated into Hindi Ludwig Wittgenstein's four books viz, Philosophical Investigations (1996); On Certainty (1998); Culture and Value (1998); and Tractatus Logico Philosophicus (Bhartiya Jananpitha, 2016). He writes regularly for the Times of India, Hindustan Times, The Tribune, The Daily Guardian, and The Pioneer on philosophical themes with a view to popularise them among readers. He is currently engaged in writing a book titled "Hinduism, Hindutva, Humanism and Human Rights".