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dc.contributor.authorBarua, Ankuren
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-14T11:40:05Z
dc.date.available2016-12-14T11:40:05Z
dc.date.issued2017-01-01en
dc.identifier.issn0970-7794
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/261563
dc.description.abstract$\textit{Purpose}$ A significant volume of philosophical literature produced by Indian academic philosophers in the first half of the twentieth century can be placed under the rubric of ‘Śaṁkara and X’, where X is Hegel, or a German or a British philosopher who had commented on, elaborated or critiqued the Hegelian system. We will explore in this essay the philosophical significance of Hegel-influenced systems as an intellectual conduit for these Indo-European conceptual encounters, and highlight how for some Indian philosophers the British variations on Hegelian systems were both a point of entry into debates over ‘idealism’ and ‘realism’ in contemporary European philosophy and an occasion for defending Advaita against the charge of propounding a doctrine of world illusionism. $\textit{Methodology}$ Our study of the philosophical enquiries of A.C. Mukerji, P.T. Raju, and S.N.L. Shrivastava indicates that they developed distinctive styles of engaging with Hegelian idealisms as they reconfigured certain aspects of the classical Advaita of Śaṁkara through contemporary vocabulary. $\textit{Result and Conclusion}$ These appropriations of Hegelian idioms can be placed under three overlapping styles: (a) Mukerji was partly involved in locating Advaita in an intermediate conceptual space between, on the one hand, Kantian agnosticism and, on the other hand, Hegelian absolutism; (b) Raju and Shrivastava presented Advaitic thought as the fulfilment of certain insights of Hegel and F.H. Bradley; and (c) the interrogations of Hegel’s ‘idealism’ provided several Indian academic philosophers with a hermeneutic opportunity to revisit the vexed question of whether the ‘idealism’ of Śaṁkara reduces the phenomenal world, structured by $\textit{māyā}$, to a bundle of ideas.
dc.languageENGen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSpringer
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 Internationalen
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 Internationalen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.subjectAdvaita Vedantaen
dc.subjectA.C. Mukerjien
dc.subjectP.T. Rajuen
dc.subjectS.N.L. Shrivastavaen
dc.subjectBritish idealismen
dc.subjectE. Cairden
dc.subjectT.H. Greenen
dc.subjectGerman idealismen
dc.titleThe Absolute of Advaita and the Spirit of Hegel: Situating Vedānta on the Horizons of British Idealismsen
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage17
prism.issueIdentifier1en
prism.publicationDate2017en
prism.publicationNameJournal of Indian Council of Philosophical Researchen
prism.startingPage1
prism.volume34en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.6761
dcterms.dateAccepted2016-10-06en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1007/s40961-016-0076-4en
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rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-01-01en
dc.contributor.orcidBarua, Ankur [0000-0003-1202-0095]
dc.identifier.eissn2363-9962
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
cam.issuedOnline2016-10-26en
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2100-01-01


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