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Reality as Perpetual Making and Perishing

A. Raghuramaraju

in Enduring Colonialism

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780195699364
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080533 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195699364.003.0005
Reality as Perpetual Making and Perishing

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For Chandidas, philosophies across the world have camouflaged the real nature of reality by projecting a state prior to process by way of pre-existence or even post-existence through negation, which is only ontological and a mere projection of intellect. He then goes on to propose the processual nature of reality. This chapter explains the beginningless and processual nature of reality and discusses his views on rejecting, even the ending of reality. It discusses the significance and diversity of causal theories in Indian philosophy, and then elucidates the notion of exterior causality in Chandidas.

Keywords: Vaddera Chandidas; reality; Indian philosophy; exterior causality; causal theories; process; existence

Chapter.  10982 words. 

Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy

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