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An Analysis of Dream in Indian Philosophy

An Analysis of Dream in Indian Philosophy
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Item Code: IDH590
Author: Satyajit Layek
Publisher: Sri Satguru Publications
Language:
Edition: 1990
ISBN: 8170302250
Pages: 157
Cover: Hardcover
Other Details: 8.7" X 5.7"
From the Jacket

The present book compares & contrasts the analysis of dream in Eastern tradition, especially as recorded in Indian philosophy and with that of the West. The range of the present book is Vedic literature and with main branches of Indian Philosophy namely Nyaya, Vaisesika, Samkhya, Yoga, Mimaams, Vedanta, Jainism and Buddhism. This work tries to analyse a mental activity like dream in a concreate form, as far as possible. It deals with the philosophical, Physiological, Ontological, Epistemological, and Metaphysical status of dream & its content. The book is published under Sri Garib Dass Oriental Series.

About the Author

Satyajit Layek is at present lecturer in the Department of Sanskrit, University of Calcutta.

CONTENTS
Foreword ix-xi
Acknowledgements xii-xiii
List of Abbreviations xiv-xvi
CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION
1.0 Background 1-3
1.1 What is dream? 3-4
1.2 What is dream-knowledge 4-7
CHAPTER II INDIAN TRADITION
2.0 Dream in Vedic Literature 8-15
CHAPTER III ANALYSIS OF DREAM IN INDIAN PHILOSOPHICAL LITERATURE
3.0 Position in Vedanta 16-52
3.1 Position in Sankhya-Yoga 52-56
3.2 Position in Mimamsa 56-66
3.3 Position in Nyaya-Vaisesika 66-78
3.4 Position in Buddhism 79-86
3.5 Position in Jainism 86-89
CHAPTER IV ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF DREAM
4.0 Anatomy and Physiology of dream 90-93
4.1 Dream in Indian Medical Sciences 93-96
4.2 METAPHYSICS OF DREAM:
4.2.0 Epistemology of Dream-knowledge 97-99
4.2.1 Philosophy of Dream 99-107
CHAPTER V WESTERN TRADITION
5.0 Anatomy and Physiology of dream 108-117
5.0.1 The Materials and Sources of dreams 117-124
5.1 METAPHYSICS OF DREAM
5.1.0 Epistemology of Dream perception from the point of view of Medical science 124-128
5.1.1 Epistemology of Dream perception from the point of view of Modern Psychologists 128-134
5.1.2 Philosophy of Dream 134-140
CHAPTER VI COMPARISON AND CONCLUSION
6.0 Comparison and Conclusion 141-147
Bibliography
I Primary Sources 148-153
II Secondary Sources 153-157

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