Studies on the Carvaka/Lokayata

Studies on the Carvaka/Lokayata

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'Studies on the Carvaka/Lokayata' is the first attempt at a scientific study of the Carvaka/Lokayata, the materialist system of philosophy that flourished in ancient India between the eighth and the twelfth century CE. This study seeks to disprove certain notions about the Carvaka/Lokayata, particularly the following: that the Carvaka-s did not approve of any other instrument of cognition except perception; and that they advocated unalloyed sensualism and hedonism. This volume also seeks to establish the fact that there existed a pre-Carvaka school of materialism in India, although there is no way to prove that the Carvaka system grew out of it.
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  • Hardback | 252 pages
  • 153 x 229 x 26mm | 590g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Bilingual edition
  • Bilingual
  • 0857284339
  • 9780857284334
  • 2,462,119

About Ramkrishna Bhattacharya

Ramkrishna Bhattacharya is an Emeritus Fellow in English, University Grants Commission, New Delhi. He was previously a Reader in the Department of English at Anandamohan College, Kolkata and a Guest Lecturer with the postgraduate faculty of English at the University of Calcutta.
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