By Arvind Sharma
This presentation of Hinduism fairly stresses the intermingling of philosophy and faith in the religion. It hopes to expand the horizons of the traditional philosophy of faith by way of including fabric drawn from Hindu concept to its scope of curiosity. by means of hence juxtaposing the philosophy of faith with Hindu philosophy, the booklet makes an attempt to maneuver in the direction of a cross-cultural philosophy of faith. This sequence of books explores modern spiritual understandings of humanity and the universe. It covers the continued dialogues among faith and philosophy, scepticism and religion and among the various religions and ideologies.
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It is our hope to show that the elaboration of this Indian materialist position parallels substantially the positivist critique of the existence of God. One must begin by clearing the air, so to speak, for the Indian materialists have often been caricatured. 19 Their texts are losfo and their position has to be reconstructed from the statements of their opponents or by the putting together of stray references. 21 It is generally assumed that, while Western philosophy recognises two sources of knowledge - perception and inference,22 Indian materialists 'admit only one source of valid knowledge - perception'.
35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 45 Indian Philosophy (Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1971) p. 231. Ibid. Ibid. ), op. , vol. III, p. 174. Ibid. Ibid. M. Hiriyanna, Outlines of Indian Philosophy (London: George Allen & Unwin, 1964) p. 255. ), Old Testament of Indian Atheism, pp. 84-5. , p. 86. ), op. , vol. III, pp. 181-2. Jadunath Sinha, A History of Indian Philosophy, vol. I (Calcutta: Sinha Publishing House, 1956) pp. 239-40. See Andrew D.
K. Devaraja, Hinduism and Christianity (New Delhi: Asia Publishing House, 1969) p. 51. 27. Ninian Smart, Doctrine and Argument in Indian Philosophy (London: George Allen & Unwin, 1964) pp. 149-50. Madhva (1199-1278) is another major theistic thinker of India. 28. , p. 154. 29. See Bharatan Kumarappa, The Hindu Conception of the Deity as Culminating in Ramanuja (London: Luzac, 1934) p. 155. 30. , p. 156. 31. , pp. 153--5. 32. , p. 158. 33. , p. 156. 34. , p. 156. 35. , p. 153. 36. , p. 159. 37. Ninian Smart, op.
A Hindu Perspective on the Philosophy of Religion by Arvind Sharma