“Is Hinduism Rational?” part 2 at People of Shambhala

Part 2 of my article “Is Hinduism Rational?” is now up at People of Shambhala.


Thanks and, as always, feel free to let me know what you think.

2 thoughts on ““Is Hinduism Rational?” part 2 at People of Shambhala

  1. I like the essay a lot. Just one observation. I associate ‘sublation’ with Hegel, and the reduction of categories. So, for instance, the reduction of beer and coffee to ‘drinks’ would be sublation. You seem to use the word interchangeably with ‘subration’, and I’m wondering if this is correct.

    • I use them interchangeably in this case only due to the quotation I used from “Advaita Vedanta: A Philosophical Reconstruction”. In a way, both Samkhya and Vedanta do have a reductivist approach, though it is less of a “rational reduction” and more of an “experiential reduction”, if that makes any sense; thus, I think that sublation is an applicable term, but only when slightly modified in this regard. I’m not always the best with terminology, to be honest, so when I use a term in a slightly unusual way, I try to be clear about how I’m using it. I suppose I could have done a better job, here. Thanks for the feedback!

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