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Saṃvāda: A Dialogue Between Two Philosophical Traditions

New Delhi: Indian Council of Philosophical Research, 1991.


Summary: Saṃvāda is the live report of a dialogue between two philosophical traditions, the Indian and the western, transcribed and edited from the tapes of a week-long seminar held at Pune in 1983. The central issue is whether one need postulate ‘propositions’ as entities to account for our understanding of sentences which are false, or whose truth and falsity is not yet known. The Indian answer is a definitive ‘No’. The live argument and counter-argument, the formulation and counter-formulation, the give-and-take of a sharp philosophical debate amongst some of the best philosophical minds of contemporary India, are all here to be enjoyed and savoured in its full flavour for those who could not be present at the original Dialogue which was such an experience for all those who participated in it.

Tributes to the memory of Pandit Badrinath Shukla

Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research, V (3)(May-August 1988), pp.139-149.

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