Phenomenology: East and West

Essays in Honor of J.N. Mohanty

  • Frank M. Kirkland
  • D. P. Chattopadhyaya

Part of the Contributions to Phenomenology book series (CTPH, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. David Carr
    Pages 1-11
  3. Margaret Chatterjee
    Pages 13-23
  4. Joseph Margolis
    Pages 49-63
  5. David Woodruff Smith
    Pages 81-91
  6. Eliot Deutsch
    Pages 93-109
  7. Karl Schuhmann
    Pages 111-127
  8. Thomas M. Seebohm
    Pages 129-143
  9. S. P. Banerjee
    Pages 145-156
  10. James M. Edie
    Pages 157-176
  11. Edward S. Casey
    Pages 177-194
  12. Lester Embree
    Pages 209-217
  13. Frank M. Kirkland
    Pages 219-244
  14. Sibajiban Bhattacharyya
    Pages 255-268
  15. J. N. Mohanty
    Pages 269-288
  16. Jitendra Nath Mohanty
    Pages 289-293
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 295-319

About this book


To know the work of Jitendra Nath Mohanty even slightly is to commence to appreciate it immensely. Lucidity and sagacity have been its armor; originality and ingenuity have been its strength. And wearing the former and wielding the latter have become so persistent a mark of his work as to suggest that their appeal for Mohanty lies altogether more in the refmed reaches of philosophical craftsmanship than on the coarse ground of intellectual partisanship. The multifaceted character of his work in phenomenology and Indian philosophy has never left us palled by its significance and, as a consequence, has always left us conceding its command on our philosophical discourse. It has fulfilled the most welcomed promise of striking the chords of both imagination and reason by exposing Husserlian phenomenology to the concerns of both the so-called "analytical" and "continental" traditions and by exposing the philosophical tradition of Indian thought to the intricacies of Husserl. Although charting and periodizing the body ofMohanty' s work in phenomeno­ logy may be the function of a memory inconspicuous for originality and liveli­ ness, they nonetheless offer a precis conspicuous for the variety of topics that Mohanty has both engaged and enriched. Mohanty's career in phenomenology can be characterized by three phases, each concentrating on different themes, but with the latter two also epitomizing a more incisive and deeper discussion of the issues raised in the first.


Edmund Husserl Tradition body concept hermeneutics phenomenology philosophy

Editors and affiliations

  • Frank M. Kirkland
    • 1
  • D. P. Chattopadhyaya
    • 2
  1. 1.Hunter College and CUNY Graduate CenterUSA
  2. 2.Jadavpur UniversityIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4702-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-1612-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0923-9545
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