PHILOSOPHY: THE ASCENT OF MIND TO TRUTH

PHILOSOPHY: THE ASCENT OF MIND TO TRUTH

Based on the Gujarati Script of the Presidential Address: Sixth Annual Conference of Gujarat Philosophy Congress held in 1985

Govardhan Dave

Philosophy attempts to know the reality that embraces all existence. In the course of its development in the West, in view of the distinct claims of experience and reason as sources of knowledge, we come across two exclusive approaches, one of Realism and another of Idealism, along with a variety of world-views as a result of the interaction between the two. Each of these views do reveal in a unique manner some aspect of Reality, but fall short of comprehending the whole, and eventually on being drawn to its logical culmination is found breaking down at some point due to the revelation of its inherent self-contradiction. This development culminated in the realisation that “Reality transcends Thought”. [Read more – Click to open full article in PDF]

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