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    Phenomenology, as propounded by Edmond Husserl, is an important movements in the modern western philosophy, while sÅÙkhya and its application yoga are the ancient Indian philosophical disciplines or dar±ana. This is a comparative study of phenomenology with sÅÙkhya and yoga. As per my present understanding this project is now completed. I have organized the outcome of my study in the following four papers preceded by prolegomena: Prolegomena to the comparative study of Phenomenology and SaÙkhya …Read more
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    ‘Paradigm of Consciousness’, Phenomenology and Sāṅkhya
    Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research 34 (1): 19-32. 2017.
    IntroductionThis paper is introduced as the first in a series on a comparative study in phenomenology and Sāṅkhya. The issues intended to be investigated in this paper have been specified. IntentionalityBrentano’s attempt to characterize the Cartesian division of the world with the help of his concept of intentionality, his theory of intentionality and difficulties associated with it are discussed. Paradox and RemedyConsciousness, which alone is argued to be intentional, is argued to make the wo…Read more
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    ‘Nature’ and ‘Elementary Nature’ in Phenomenology and Sāṅkhya
    Journal of the Indian Council of Philosophical Research 32 (1): 31-43. 2015.
    IntroductionThis is a comparative study. It is in two parts: ‘nature’ and ‘elementary nature’. ‘Nature ’ as in the Western tradition is identified here with ‘prakṛti’ in sāṅkhya.NatureSāṅkhya is argued to be a post-epoche discourse. ‘Pure consciousness’ is then identified with ‘buddhi’ and what Husserl calls its ‘ground’, with ‘pradhān’. The ‘nature’ of the psychophysical reality is argued to be ‘pure consciousness’ while the ‘nature’ of ‘pure consciousness’ is argued to be its ‘ground’. Phenome…Read more