Comparative Philosophy and J.L. Shaw

  • Purushottama Bilimoria
  • Michael Hemmingsen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Purushottama Bilimoria, Michael Hemmingsen
    Pages 1-5
  3. Language

  4. Epistemology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Payal Doctor
      Pages 103-121
    3. Monima Chadha
      Pages 141-157
  5. Mathematics and Logic

  6. Ethics

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 277-279

About this book


As a Festschrift, this book celebrates and honours the scholarly achievements of Professor Jaysankar Lal Shaw, one of the most eminent and internationally acclaimed comparative philosophers of our times. Original works by leading international philosophers and logicians are presented here, exploring themes such as: meaning, negation, perception, and Indian and Buddhist systems of philosophy, especially Nyaya perspectives.

Professor Shaw’s untiring effort to solve some of the problems of contemporary philosophy of language, logic, epistemology, metaphysics and morals from the perspectives of classical Indian philosophers or systems of philosophy is deserving of a tribute. Chapters in this volume reflect the diverse aspects of Shaw’s contribution to comparative philosophy and are organised into four sections: Language, Epistemology, Mathematics and Logic, Ethics and Politics.

These chapters would appeal to anyone interested in philosophy or East-West thinking, including students and professionals. Graduates and researchers with interests in epistemology, metaphysics, political philosophy, logic and non-western philosophy will find this work highly relevant.

Regarding the editors, Purushottama Bilimoria is a honorary professor at Deakin University and research fellow at the University of Melbourne in Australia, a Visiting Professor and Lecturer at University of California, Berkeley and Graduate Theological Union; Michael Hemmingsen is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Philosophy at McMaster University, Ontario, Canada.


Complex Noun Phrases Existence in Mathematics Gettier and Post-Gettier Problems Law of Karma Qualificative and Non-Qualificative Awareness Sources of Knowledge

Editors and affiliations

  • Purushottama Bilimoria
    • 1
  • Michael Hemmingsen
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of International and South Asia StudiesUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Department of PhilosophyMcMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-17872-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-17873-8
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-1107
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-1115
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