The Veil of Maya


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Author  Douglas L. Berger
Publisher  Global Academic Publishing
Publication Date   December 1, 2003
ISBN  1586842439
Pages  344

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Explores the interpretive problems, complexities, and legacies of Schopenhauer's encounter with ancient India. Schopenhauer, perhaps more than any other Western philosopher, has been associated with Asian, and specifically Indian philosophy. The problem in the last 150 years of commentarial literature has been assessing what his relationship to Indian thought was. Both European and Indian scholars have vacillated over the years from great confidence that Schopenhauer's system was inspired by and even representative of classical Indian thought to a concurrence that Schopenhauer's knowledge of presystematic Hinduism and Buddhism was superficial and his invoking of their ideas was meant to reflect ideas and cultural presuppositions that were his own.

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