Brahman and Person: Essays by Richard De Smet

By: Ivo Coelho (ed.)

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Brahman and Person is a collection of essays by the late Richard De Smet (1916-1997) on the topic of person in Indian thought. Overturning the current interpretation, De Smet proposes that the nirguna Brahman can be regarded as properly personal, provided person is understood in the original and classical sense that emerged in the Christian effort to speak about the mysteries of the Trinity and the Incarnation. The rendering of Saguna and nirguna Brahman as personal and impersonal, instead, originated with the Western translators of Sanskrit works, who were influenced by an individualistic idea of the person and the consequent restriction of its application to the human being. De Smet also dedicated attention to the question of the human person in Indian and Western thought over a number of essays, proposing that a properly holistic and organic notion of the human person can be found especially in the thought of Sankara.Printed Pages: 294.

Title: Brahman and Person: Essays by Richard De Smet

Author Name: Ivo Coelho (ed.)

Categories: India, Philosophy,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Motilal Banarsidass Publishers Pvt. Ltd.: 2010

ISBN: 8120834593

ISBN 13: 9788120834590

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

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Seller ID: 102136

Keywords: Brahman and Person: Essays by Richard De Smet Ivo Coelho (Ed.)