Issue # 9: November 2012–Editor’s Note

(This website is an e-version of PJOP’s print issues)

This is our ‘History of Philosophy’ issue featuring three articles under that heading. The first is a Ram/Kedar/Sushama dialogue that explores the roles of myth in Hindu religion, philosophy and science. As always the dialogue is an entertaining discussion of the central issues. The second is a article by Nupur Behl, a second-time contributor to PJOP, exploring the concept of Bhakti in Indian philosophy as exemplified by Radha’s devotion to Krishna. The last is a well-researched article by Peter S. Borkowski on the practice of teaching argumentation as exemplified in the Nyaya-Sutras.

Excerpts from these articles are as below but be sure to “Read More”.

Lastly, if you missed the previous issues’s articles, they are available under Archives.

In This Issue

“In the beginning was the self, the Purusha (the male principle), alone, afraid, wondering what made him lonely and fearful. If there was loneliness and fear, there could also be company and pleasure. Restless, he split himself.”
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“But a deeper philosophy provides us an answer which is not only simple, beautiful and sublime, but also the one that transcends the apparent ritualistic contradictions and complexities which we often think are extant in the Hindu thought. This paper aims to understand the position and the role of Radhaa in the Hindu philosophy.” Read More…

“Our goal in this pedagogy, like Gotama’s, is practical argument drawn from the theoretical basis of argumentation. This can be extracted from Gotama’s Nyaya-Sutras to craft a sequential outline plan for a course in argumentation for social policy (deliberative) arguments.” Read More…