Reality, Religion, and Passion

Reality, Religion, and Passion : Indian and Western Approaches in Hans-Georg Gadamer and Rupa Gosvami

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Radical doubt about the truths that govern life has posed a problem for thinkers in many different cultures and periods. This study uncovers the solutions offered by a postmodern Western thinker, Hans-Georg Gadamer, and an early modern Indian thinker, Rupa Gosvami, each of whom offers a renewed postskeptical vision of a revitalized life that is firmly rooted in the transcendental truths of reality.
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  • Paperback | 278 pages
  • 152 x 228 x 26mm | 421.84g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 0739124404
  • 9780739124406
  • 1,572,616

Table of contents

Part 1 Introduction Part 2 Section One: Gadamer's Realisms Chapter 3 Chapter 1: Gadamer in the Realist Debate Chapter 4 Chapter 2: Gadamer's Ontology of Telos Chapter 5 Chapter 3: Gadamer's Ethics of Play Part 6 Section Two: Rupa Gosvami's Realisms Chapter 7 Chapter 4: The Realist Debate in Indian Philosophy Chapter 8 Chapter 5: Rupa Gosvami's Ontology of Rasa Chapter 9 Chapter 6: Rupa Gosvami's Ethics of Passion Part 10 Conclusion
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This is an excellent book and a fine example of comparative philosophy at its best. It is delightful to see someone reading Hans Gadamer and Rupa Gosvami together with such fruitful insights. This is the most sophisticated treatment of Rupa Gosvami's metaphysics that I have ever read. By grappling deeply with the philosophies of both these major thinkers, Frazier has done a great job of offering us new ways of considering the relationship between ultimate reality and human desire. -- David L. Haberman, Indiana University
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About Jessica Frazier

Jessica Frazier is a research fellow at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies.
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