1st Edition

Towards a New Philosophy The Unpublished Writings of K. Satchidananda Murty

Edited By Ashok Vohra, Kotta Ramesh Copyright 2024
    116 Pages
    by Routledge India

    Kotta Satchidananda Murty (1924–2011) was a vociferous writer and an iconoclast. In recognition of his contribution in the field of Philosophy, he was awarded the highly coveted BC Roy Award in Philosophy, and Padma Vibhushan by the Government of India. This volume is a collection of his unpublished writings. It presents Murty’s unpublished keynote addresses, papers presented in seminars and lectures which show his reflections and arguments in contrast to contemporary philosophers with regard to recent developments in philosophy. The writings reveal Murty’s rejection of established theories by well-known eastern and western philosophers, as well as his arguments in their support, and present a new interpretation of their contention in the contemporary idiom. Murty critically evaluates the contemporary arguments of Malcolm, James Ross, Alvin Plantinga, Charles Hawthorne, Jean-Paul Sartre, Anthony Flew, EH Madden and PH Hare.

    An important contribution, the book assesses K. Satchidananda Murty’s contribution to philosophy during sixty-one years of his engagement with active writing and teaching. It will be of great interest to scholars, teachers and students of Indian philosophy, Hindu philosophy, Vedāntic philosophy, Advaita Vedānta, comparative philosophy, religious studies and South Asian studies.

    Editors’ Note


    1 The Problem of God

    2 An Exercise in Mystical Ontology

    3 Globalization of Philosophy

    4 Andhraites’ Contribution to Philosophy

    5 Philosophy of Language

    6 History, Historical Consciousness and Freedom

    7 Contemporary Trends of Thoughts in Europe

    8 Man and Nature: An Ontology of Man

    9 The True Self

    10 Vindication of Ātmavāda

    11 Towards a New Philosophy



    Ashok Vohra, Former Professor of Philosophy, Delhi University, India.

    Kotta Ramesh, Former Professor of Human Resource Management, Andhra University, India.