A. Raghuramaraju

in Enduring Colonialism

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780195699364
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080533 | DOI:

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Having demolished the beginning and ending, portraying them as mere projects of intellection which have been presented in the available philosophical systems both in the West and in India as constituting the core of reality, this concluding chapter takes stock of the implications of this new world view. Given the fact that there are neither beginnings nor endings, this together with his explanation of process-temporality as multidimensional and multi-directional with depth and intensity, there is a possibility of interpreting Chandidas' philosophy as a pluralistic world view. However, there is a problem with this interpretation. In addition to differences, pluralism asks for at least limited permanence, sometimes a transcendental form of permanence. While some of it may be allowed by Chandidas, the problem in his view is that permanence is a projection of the intellection. This may not make his notion of multi-directionality amenable to a pluralistic philosophy.

Keywords: Vaddera Chandidas; process-temporality; world view; pluralism; permanence

Chapter.  1370 words. 

Subjects: Social and Political Philosophy

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