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was made by Debiprasad Chattopadhyaya. The publication of his pioneering work Lokayata: A Study in Ancient Indian Materialism. () with its scholarly. Results 1 – 16 of 17 Taranatha’s History of Buddhism in India. 1 December by Alaka Chattopadhaya and Debiprasad Chattopadhyaya. Cārvāka/Lokāyata: An Anthology of Source Materials and Some Recent Studies. Debiprasad Chattopadhyaya & Mrinalkanti Gangopadhyaya (eds.) –

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Sociology of Science in General Philosophy of Science. Commenting on Chattopadhyaya’s book LokayataLouis Renou wrote: This implies the use of all relevant scientific methods and scientific knowledge in order to explain the rise of Indian philosophy and interpret its significance in the history of India. Sign in to use this feature. Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart. Science Logic and Mathematics. This book was written in the context of growing state authoritarianism during the Indian Emergency declared by Indira Gandhion the one hand, and the upsurge of rightist forces in the form of Jan SanghShiv Sena etc.

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Indian Philosophy in Asian Philosophy. They go even to the extent of claiming that the truth of any conclusion thus arrived at is to be tested ultimately by the criterion of practice”. Views Read Edit View history. Science Logic and Mathematics. He calls the book the “most powerful ideological weapon” to “destroy the fiction of Indian wisdom being essentially God oriented. Plato’s Philosophy of Science. Find it on Scholar. Evolving Perspectives on Science and History: Science and Philosophy in Ancient India.

He notes that the book ends with “another pages of text with staggering load debprasad argument that will make rationalists and theists alike somewhat dizzy”.


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History of Western Philosophy. Added to PP index Total downloads 1 1, of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 1of 2, How can I increase my downloads? The book also endeavours to demonstrate how Indian philosophy was not any exception to the sharp conflicts between idealism and materialism, which are universally evident in the philosophical traditions of other regions.

Debiprasad’s approach here is based on anthropological and archaeological findings, in sharp contrast to the mythopoeic constructions of vhattopadhyaya revivalists and Indian philosophers following the lead of modern Western idealism.

His father was a supporter of India’s freedom struggle.

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Lokayata Materialism Empiricism Atheism Marxism. Reconstructing the Deweyan Buddha of India’s Dalits. It was an introductory book that examined Indian philosophy through an interdisciplinary approach, drawing on anthropological, economic and philological studies. Magic, Reason and Experience: Indian Philosophy in Asian Philosophy categorize this paper. He discusses the materialist foundation of Vedic rituals, which he finds similar to the magical belief of controlling the natural forces through yajnasetc.

In fact, according to Chattopadhyaya, “an unbiased survey of the Vedas clearly shows the total absence of religious consciousness in its earlier stage and the Rgveda is full of relics of this stage of thought.

RiepeReviewed Work: Debiprasad Chattopadhyaya chooses the field of medicine for deniprasad purpose, because, according to him, “the only discipline that promises to be fully secular and deibprasad clear potentials of the modern understanding of natural science is medicine”.

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It is unmistakably a chapter in the ‘warfare of science with religion’ By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use rebiprasad Privacy Policy.

This entry has no external links. Padma Bhushan award recipients — And, “an essential pre-condition for moving forward to Socialism is the consolidation of Socialist consciousness in its right sense among the Indians today”, for which “it is imperative to understand and absorb the philosophical views of Chattopadhhaya.


A ‘Broken People’ Defend Science: For example, Ramkrishna Bhattacharya states, “Chattopadhyaya did not deny Ajita Kesakambali was a materialist, but chose to emphasize that ‘Ajita was no less a philosopher of futility and moral collapse than the BuddhaMahaviraPurana and Pakudha [ Being a Marxist, Chattopadhyaya’s uses the method of historical materialism to study “the ultimate material basis of the primitive deha-vada and the primitive rituals related to it” and to reveal how these could “be connected with the mode of securing the material means of subsistence”.

Chattopadhyaya opined “that in these grim and anxious days through which India today is passing, that which holds hope for our future is the growing awareness of our people of socialism being the only way out”. Chattopadhyaya also tries to show in the book, how societal divisions, especially the caste system, which was enforced by the law-givers and their justificatory idealist ideologies, formed obstructions in the way of scientific development in India.

Joshi – – Sri Satguru Publications. Find it on Scholar. Lloyd – – Philosophical Review 91 4: Nyaya – Vaisheshikas were most outspoken in this regard, “after a knowledge is proved true in practice, there remains no doubt about the proof; hence the question of proving does not arise”.

In the Preface, Debiprsad Chattopadhyaya says his purpose in this book is to present “an analysis of our philosophical traditions from the standpoint of our present philosophical requirements.