David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophy East and West 54 (4):425-457 (2004)
: Classical Sāmkhya, as represented by Īśvarakrsna's Sāmkhya-kārikā, is well known for its attempt to prove not only the reality but the plurality of selves (purusa-bahutva). The Sāmkhya argument, since it proceeds from the reality of the manyness of the bodies as its basic premise, approximates, even if not in every detail, the 'argument from analogy' in its traditional form (which the essay tries to explicate). One distinguished modern interpreter, K. C. Bhattacharyya, however, not satisfied with this account, attempts to interpret and expound Sāmkhya pluralism in terms of a radically different strategy consisting of showing that the self is known in buddhi in its pure asmita function as an infinite I and so as necessarily involving all Is or selves. This solution, which in the process offers reflections on such issues as infinity, universals, the role of 'I', the individuality (of self ), et cetera, is examined and criticized at length with respect to some of its basic assumptions, with a brief focus on the idea of 'self-consciousness', which according to some (Western) philosophers presupposes 'other'-consciousness and which in certain respects seems to inform Bhattacharyya's thoughts on the main issue
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Esther Abraham Solomon (1974). The Commentaries of the Sāṁkhya Kārikā: A Study. Gujarat University.
Phulgenda Sinha (2000). Samkhya Karika of Kapila: Rediscovering the Original Text of Samkhya Philosophy. India Heritage Press.
Roy W. Perrett (2001). Computationality, Mind and Value: The Case of Sāmkhya-Yoga. Asian Philosophy 11 (1):5 – 14.
Arthur Berriedale Keith (1918/1975). A History of the Sāṁkhya Philosophy: The Sāṁkhya System. Nag Publishers.
Pañcaśikha (1977). The Sāṁkhya-Sūtras of Pañcaśikha and the Sāṁkhyatattvāloka [of] Sāṁkhya-Yogācārya Śrīmat Swāmī Hariharānanda Āraṇya. Motilal Banarsidass.
Rodney J. Parrott (1990). Review: The Ocean of Rivers of Sāṃkhya: A Review of "Sāṃkhya: A Dualist Tradition in Indian Philosophy". [REVIEW] Philosophy East and West 40 (3):375 - 379.
Īśvarakr̥ṣṇa (1933). The Samkhya-Karika. Oriental Book Agency.
P. K. Sasidharan (1981). A Study of the Sāṁkhya Kārikā with Special Reference to Sāṁkhyataruvasanta. Publications Division, Madurai Kamraj University.
K. A. Jacobsen (2006). What Similes in Sāṃkhya Do: A Comparison of the Similes in the Sāṃkhya Texts in the Mahābhārata, the Sāṃkhyakārikā and the Sāṃkhyasūtra. [REVIEW] Journal of Indian Philosophy 34 (6):587-605.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads30 ( #58,304 of 1,101,745 )
Recent downloads (6 months)12 ( #15,317 of 1,101,745 )
How can I increase my downloads?