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Desire and Motivation in Indian Philosophy By Christopher G. Framarin (University of Calgary, Canada)

Desire and Motivation in Indian Philosophy by Christopher G. Framarin (University of Calgary, Canada)

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Desire and Motivation in Indian Philosophy by Christopher G. Framarin (University of Calgary, Canada)

Desireless action is typically cited as a criterion of the liberated person in classical Indian texts. Contemporary authors argue with near unanimity that since all action is motivated by desire, desireless action is a contradiction. They conclude that desireless action is action performed without certain desires; other desires are permissible.

In this book, the author surveys the contemporary literature on desireless action and argues that the arguments for the standard interpretation are unconvincing. He translates, interprets, and evaluates passages from a number of seminal classical Sanskrit texts, and argues that the doctrine of desireless action should indeed be taken literally, as the advice to act without any desire at all. The author argues that the theories of motivation advanced in these texts are not only consistent, but plausible.

This book is the first in-depth analysis of the doctrine of desireless action in Indian philosophy. It serves as a reference to both contemporary and classical literature on the topic, and will be of interest to scholars of Indian philosophy, religion, the Bhagavadgita and Hinduism.

About Christopher G. Framarin (University of Calgary, Canada)

Christopher G. Framarin is Assistant Professor in the Departments of Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of Calgary, Canada. His areas of research are Indian philosophy, philosophy of religion, and ethics.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Four Interpretations of Desireless Action 2. Desireless Action in the Yogasutra 3. The Desire for Moksha 4. Unselfish Desires 5. Desireless Action in the Manusmrti 6. Desireless Action in the Nyayasutra and Brahmasiddhi 7. A Defense of Desireless Action. Conclusion

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NLS9780415627573
9780415627573
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Desire and Motivation in Indian Philosophy by Christopher G. Framarin (University of Calgary, Canada)
New
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
2012-08-07
216
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