ISBN 9788187586173,Consciousness, Indian Psychology And Yoga (History Of Science, Philosophy And Culture In Indian Civilization: Vol. XI, Part 3)

Consciousness, Indian Psychology And Yoga (History Of Science, Philosophy And Culture In Indian Civilization: Vol. XI, Part 3)



Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 2012

ISBN 9788187586173

ISBN-10 8187586176

Hard Back

Number of Pages 532 Pages
Language (English)


The volumes of the Project of the History of Indian Science, Philosophy and Culture [PHISPC] aim at discovering the main aspects of India's heritage and present them in an interrelated way. These volumes, in spite of their unitary look, recognize the difference between the areas of material civilization and those of ideational culture. The Project is not being executed by a single group of thinkers and writers who are methodologically uniform or ideologically identical in their commitments. In fact, contributions are made by different scholars with different ideological persuasions and methodological approaches. The project is marked by what may be called 'methodological pluralism'. In spite of its primary historical character, this Project, both in its conceptualization and execution, has been shaped by many scholars drawn from different disciplines. It is for the first time that an endeavour of such a unique and comprehensive character has been undertaken to study critically a major world civilization like India. Consciousness, Indian Psychology and Yoga is one of a set of four volumes purported to launch the sub-project Consciousness, Science, Society, Value and Yoga [CONSSAVY], which is an extension of the PHISPC. Devoted to the exploration of consciousness, this volume is part of an on-going effort to bring the Indic tradition and the social sciences closer together. Its focus is on three major contributions : a deep and many-faceted understanding of consciousness, a well-worked out methodology to arrive at reliable knowledge of the subject domain, and a variety of effective methods to transcend and transform human nature. Just as western science has used physical technology to increase our knowledge and power in the physical domain, so the Indic tradition has used yoga to create an immense wealth of insight and wisdom in the psychological domain. The five sections of this book deal with : the central role of consciousness in Indian psychology; different paths of Yoga; the coming together of Indian and Western systems of psychological thought; Indian approaches to core issues of theoretical psychology; and finally, Indian contributions to various aspects of applied psychology, which range from physical health to sustainable development, management and psychotherapy.