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Description - Indian Philosophy by Roy W. Perrett

This volume is concerned with the complement to pramana theory, i.e. prameya theory. Whereas the pramanas are the means of knowledge, the prameyas are the knowables, cognizable entities that constitute the world. With respect to the number and kinds of such entities, there was a very wide variety of opinion among classical Indian philosophers - including variants of monism, dualism, and pluralism about both entities and kinds. many metaphysical topics were debated, but two of the most important were causation and the nature of the self. The competing theories offered about these two issues also raised other questions about the metaphysics of wholes and parts, substances and properties, and universals and particulars. The selections in this volume discuss Indian treatments of topics in metaphysics like ontology, constructionalism, universals, negative facts, mereology, causation, relations, freedom and determinism, and theories of self.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780815336082
ISBN-10: 081533608X
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: Garland Publishing Inc
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Publish Date: 27-Dec-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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