Basu, Pathik ed. Shrayan Yearbook 2013. (pp.249-64) RN S/L1/34740/2005-06
This paper is a commentary (bhasya) on an ignored book on contemporary Indian Philosophy, Bharatiya Samskrti o Anekanta Vedanta (Indian Culture and Theory of Many Perspectives in Fusion with Vedanta, 1982), where the author, Kalidas Bhattacharya, of the book discussed (a) the problems of fundamentalism as well as foundationalism; (b) the problems of formal Model-Theoretic Approach and negation of such armchair games; (c) the basic fundamental theories of global philosophy and their possible fallacies;(d) dissolved the problems of non-/association of intelligence with nature: are human beings extra-natural?(e) and introduced the fusion of two opposite schools of Indian Philosophy: Vedanta and Jaina Anekantavada with reinterpretations of the basic methodological conjectures, especially with the validation of secular metaphysical concepts by introducing the theory of alternity (inherited from Krishna Chandra Bhattacharya). Lastly, the politics of tolerance is introduced in accordance with the concept of theory of many perspectives.
The present reviewer, after summarizing the whole book in details, introduced his own position on this theory of many perspectives by distinguishing between pluralistic methodology (Feyerabend) and the theory of many perspectives.
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Keywords: Anekantavada, akhyativada, Vedanta, alternity, intelligence (alpha), accepting as legitimate possibility (asvikrtigrahana), accepting with commitment (svikrtigrahana).
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