The question, according to George P. Conger, noted authority on Indian philosophy, is not so much whether India can contribute as whether the West is ready to receive. Here, in selected essays from the proceedings of the East-West philosophers' Conferences, is an examination by world authorities of one of the oldest, richest, most complicated, and most profound philosophical traditions of all time. The intimate relationship in Indian perspective between philosophy and life is revealed. Common misunderstandings concerning Indian philosophy are exposed, and the marked kinship between India and the West is emphasized. The essays which comprise this book, since they are technical in themselves and written by experts in their special areas, meet the needs of the educated reader generally, as well as the technical expert.
About the Author:
Charles A. Moore, Senior Professor of Philosophy at the University of Hawaii, was organizer and chairman of the East-West Philosophers' Conferences held at the University of Hawaii over a twenty five year period. He received his Ph. D. from Yale University in 1932, and did advanced study at Banaras Hindu University, and at Oxford University with Dr. S. Radhakrishnan. He was on the faculty of Yale University from 1933-1936; he then joined the Philosophy Department of the University of Hawaii. He has been a Visiting Professor at Duke, Cornell, and Boston Universities, and the University of Southern California. Dr. Moore is editor of four volumes containing papers presented at the East-West philosophers' Conferences; co-editor with Wing-tsit Chan of Junjiro Takakusu's The Essentials of Buddhist Philosophy; co-editor with S. Radhakrishnan of A Source Book in Indian Philosophy; and editor of the quarterly journal Philosophy East and West