About the Book
The book, entitled A Philosophical Development of the Buddhist Theory of Apoha' (with reference to Nyaya Buddhist controversy) throws a light on a Philosophical development of the Theory of Apoha. In this book, the author has tried to investigate the Philosophical reasoning behind this development. The author also has made an attempt to point out that although the principle of Apoha has been interpreted by different Buddhist philosophers in different ways, they are tied by common thread of their devotion, faith and love with the Buddhist tradition. Besides that, the book also throws a light on Nyaya-Buddhist controversy to show the importance of this controversy in the development of the theory of Apoha. The author has tried to investigate the origin and genesis of Apoha in Pre-Dinnaga Buddhist Philosophy. The author has studied and discussed the theory of Apoha, at the hands of Dinnaga, Dharmakirti, Prajnakargupta, Dharmottara, Santa raksita, Kamalsila, Jnanasrimitra and Ratnakirti. The author also has studied Nyaya and Mimamsa critique of Apoha, where she has discussed Uddyotakar, Vacaspatimisra and Udayanacarya from the Nyaya School and Kumarila Bhatta from Mimamsa.
About the Author
This book als ides the conceptual framework studying the critical history of philosophical ideas, concepts and theories in Indian Philosophy. This book is useful for Buddhist Scholars, researches and students. The book is one of the important contributions to Buddhist Studies.
Professor Lata Dilip Chhatre is a retired Professor and Head of the Philosophy Department, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune (Maharashtra) India. She is renounced scholar of Buddhism and feminist Philosophy. She has published four books on Buddhism. Her more than forty research articles have been published in national and international Journals. She has completed five research projects on Buddhism. All projects were financed by U.G.C. She has research experience of more than thirty years and seventeen years teaching experience.
Indian philosophy is one the ancient and the world. The of philosophy in Vedic culture. culture basically Samhita, Brahmana, Aranyaka Upanisad. may be characterized as form of primitive period cultivation of ideas and rigid ritualism. these periods explicitly about underlying metaphysical, epistemological principles behind the universe. However, it the initiative step towards philosophical thinking taken Arnyaka period and the culmination philosophical thinking be traced period, giving importance material importance was given to mental peace, spiritual and liberation. the philosophers this started investigate nature of behind universe. Their discussion around the nature Brahmana, Atman, and relation to each other. They discussed these principles view search for mental peace, spiritual development Along with kind of metaphysical, and epistemological discussions, there were morality and life as well.
philosophical thoughts the Upanisadika period profound and varied they have provided food post Upanisadika philosophers interpret them ways. Consequently Indian philosophy developed flourished different ways eventually six Indian philosophy. These schools were the background intra-school and interschool dialogue and controversies.
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