Indian Philosophy and Ethics: Dialogical Method as a Fresh Possibility

This paper discusses the positions held by two opposing camps—the traditionalists and the positivists (to use Pradeep Gokhale's typology) regarding the presence or absence of ethics in Indian philosophy. It subsequently offers a way ahead of the impasse where I consider some inputs inherent in...

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Published in:Sophia
Main Author: Ali, Muzaffar
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Springer Netherlands [2018]
In: Sophia
Year: 2018, Volume: 57, Issue: 3, Pages: 443-455
IxTheo Classification:BK Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism
KBM Asia
NCA Ethics
TK Recent history
VA Philosophy
Further subjects:B Ethics
B ‘Other'
B Dialogue
B Indian ethics
B Inter-religious
B Pūrvapakṣa
B Debate
B Self
B No-ethics
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Summary:This paper discusses the positions held by two opposing camps—the traditionalists and the positivists (to use Pradeep Gokhale's typology) regarding the presence or absence of ethics in Indian philosophy. It subsequently offers a way ahead of the impasse where I consider some inputs inherent in the method of dialogue in pre-modern Indian philosophy for imagining an ethics of and ethics for plurality. Such an ethics, I argue, cannot be imagined without involving the category of ‘Other,' which has otherwise remained elusive in the Indian philosophical debates. The diverse nature of Indian societies demands Other-centric ethics to assess and evaluate the enduring moral crisis pervading contemporary times.
ISSN:1873-930X
Contains:Enthalten in: Sophia
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1007/s11841-018-0673-6