Reason and Lifeworld

Fred Dallmayr

in Integral Pluralism

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print March 2010 | ISBN: 9780813125718
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135397 | DOI:
Reason and Lifeworld

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Daya Krishna identified philosophy with critical analysis and the striving for exact knowledge, whereas Ramchandra Gandhi placed himself in the tradition of the great Indian seers, the teachings of the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita. The iconoclastic or deconstructive implications of Krishna's approach become palpably evident and have led to no small amount of controversy. One prominent theme concerns the role of spiritual liberation (moksha) in traditional Indian thought. Relying on a number of texts, Krishna has no difficulty showing that such liberation “is not the exclusive concern of Indian philosophy; nor is it its predominant concern either.”

Keywords: knowledge; iconoclastic; liberation; controversy

Chapter.  8671 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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