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The Paradox of Egocentricity

  • Anand Jayprakash VaidyaEmail author

Early Twentieth Century Indian Philosophy Comes Alive

Nalini Bhushan and Jay Garfield’s Minds Without Fear is a massive accomplishment for philosophy. It, along with their earlier (2011) work, Indian Philosophy in English: From Renaissance to Independence, brings into context a great many Indian philosophers of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. I strongly believe these thinkers deserve our sustained attention. In what follows, I will move to a direct engagement with A.C. Mukerji, one of the many figures discussed in their work.

In chapter 11, Bhushan and Garfield take up the question of subjectivity in regard to the use of neo-Vedānta philosophy within Indian academic philosophy. They claim that the early twentieth century Indian philosophers A. C. Mukerji and K. C. Bhattacharyya were interested in a problem concerning the general relationship between the self, subjectivity, and knowledge. Here is their account of the problem.

[G]iven that it is (1) manifest that we do...


Epistemology Reliability Self-knowledge Self Induction 



  1. Bhushan, N., & Garfield, J. (2011). Indian philosophy in English: From renaissance to independence. Oxford: Oxford University Press.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Comparative PhilosophySan Jose State UniversitySan JoseUSA

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