ISBN 9788185636122,Language, Knowledge And Ontology

Language, Knowledge And Ontology



Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt Ltd

Publication Year 1995

ISBN 9788185636122

ISBN-10 8185636125

Hard Back

Number of Pages 400 Pages
Language (English)

Religion: general

These essays, while manifesting the depth of scholarship of Professor Kali Krishna Banerjee and his familiarity with both Indian and Western philosophies, reveal his dexterity in dealing with the intricate problems of both the systems of philosophies in an original and creative manner. In these essays, he recognizes the importance of language in philosophy, but holds that language can be made to signify a transcendent reality. The categorical scheme of metaphysical systems, however, is to be gleaned not from language alone but from experience and common sense as well. Professor Banerjee suggests that some powerful theses of Indian philosophical systems are without a strong foundation. An Indian Darshana, he points out, is to a large extent, grounded in pre-logical insight into reality - a conception of a philosophical system which is totally absent in western philosophy. A metaphysical system, must be creative and grounded in ones deeper quest for identity. Philosophy is a personal and a historical search for being and not merely theoretical and abstract rationalization.