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Minds Without Fear: Philosophy in the Indian Renaissance

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2018.08.30 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Nalini Bhushan and Jay L. Garfield, Minds Without Fear: Philosophy in the Indian Renaissance, Oxford University Press, 2017, 334pp., $49.95 (hbk), ISBN 9780190457594. Reviewed by Christian Coseru, College of Charleston A prevailing view among specialists is that Indian philosophy "proper" can only be philosophy written in Sanskrit and a few other Prakrits (any of the several Middle Indo-Aryan vernaculars formerly spoken in India), in a doxographical style, and along more or less clearly drawn scholastic lines. As such, it encompasses the entirety of speculative and systematic thought in India up to the advent of British colonial rule in the 19th Century. Doing Indian philosophy, then, is not unlike doing classical Greek philosophy: one reads and interprets texts, analyzes their views and arguments, and evaluates their plausibility relative to norms of truth and meaning that -- given the demands of. . .

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