Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Limited, Jan 1, 2003 - Biography & Autobiography - 134 pages
T.R.V. Murti was an original and leading thinker among the Indian philosophers of the twentieth century. He had a brilliant philosophical mind, a love of analysis and argument, and a respect for texts, especially the ones with which he disagreed, as seen in his most important book, The Central Philosophy of Buddhism. With both traditional Shastri training and a Western style Ph.D., Murti was able to bring both strengths to his writing and teaching. Murti knew everything by heart, all the Sutra texts, the Upanisads and other philosophical classics, Panini s grammar, and Patanjali s Great Commentary and other core texts. Upon that foundation, he evaluated doctrines and ideas. Though a philosopher of the classical type, he was also alive to the latest philosophical currents of his day and effectively related the wisdom of traditional teaching to the contemporary questions. It was this last quality that made him a most sought after teacher by students from around the world. Murti spoke with such eloquence and authority that few would dare to interrupt him. He represented the best of Indian philosophical tradition to the world through his teaching at places such as Oxford, Copenhagen, Harvard, Hawaii, and McMaster University in Canada. This book offers an overview and assessment of Murti s scholarship on Buddhism in its Brahmanical context, Advaita Vedanta and Buddhism, Philosophy of Language and Philosophy of spirit. The book begins with a biography of Murti and a discussion of the philosophical influences upon him. Also included is a complete list of Murti s writings.
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Buddhism and its Brahmanical Context
Advaita Vedanta and Buddhism
The Philosophy of Language
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Abhidharmika absolute Advaita Vedanta ajndna analysis appearance approach atman avidyd awareness Banaras Hindu University basic Bhartrhari Brahman Buddha Candrakirti Central Philosophy contemporary criticism Derrida Dharmas dialogue direct experience divine doctrine dogmatic empirical existence freedom Frits Staal function Gaudapada grammarian Harold Coward Ibid identity illusion Indian Context Indian Philosophical Congress Indian philosophy Indian Thought influence insight interpretation K.C. Bhattacharyya Kant knowledge logic Madhyamika dialectic meaning Mervyn Sprung metaphysical Mimamsa modern Western Murti puts Nagarjuna nature negation nirvana object ontological paramartha philosophical consciousness Philosophy of Buddhism philosophy of language Philosophy of Spirit position Prajnaparamitas prajnd prakrti Professor Radhakrishnan realization reason relation religion religious language revelation sabda samvrti Sanskrit Sarikara Sarikhya says Murti scholars schools scripture sphota Streng's Studies in Indian sunya sunyatd symbols T.R.V. Murti teacher teaching texts theory things tradition transcendent truth unreal Upanisads Vdkyapadiya Veda Vyakarana word world-illusion Yogacara