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Heidegger, Phenomenology and Indian Thought Heidegger, Phenomenology and Indian Thought Peter Wilberg

Heidegger, Phenomenology and Indian Thought Heidegger, Phenomenology and Indian Thought

Peter Wilberg

Published July 21st 2008
ISBN : 9781904519089
Paperback
118 pages
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Being is no longer the essential matter to be thought. Martin Heidegger Western thought clings to the notion that consciousness is essentially both intentional (awareness of something) and the private property of an egoic subject. It has noMoreBeing is no longer the essential matter to be thought. Martin Heidegger Western thought clings to the notion that consciousness is essentially both intentional (awareness of something) and the private property of an egoic subject. It has no concept of a Universal Awareness or Absolute Subjectivity of the sort that Indian thought has long understood as the source of all individualised consciousness. Yet in the language of Martin Heidegger we find words such as The Open or The Illuminating Clearing, which suggest a primordial space or light of awareness - one that is the condition for any consciousness of things, and is not the private property of any being, body, brain or ego. Heidegger, Phenomenology and Indian Thought explores in an original way the proximity of this language to those schools of Indian thought which recognise a pure, universal and non-intentional dimension of consciousness - an Awareness (Chit) prior to and transcending Being itself (Sat).