In Dialogue with the Mahābhārata

Black, Brian (2020) In Dialogue with the Mahābhārata. Routledge, London. (In Press)

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Abstract

The Mahābhārata has been explored extensively as a work of mythology, epic poetry, and religious literature, but the text’s philosophical dimensions have largely been under-appreciated by Western scholars. This book explores the philosophical implications of the Mahābhārata by paying attention to the centrality of dialogue, both as the text’s prevailing literary expression and its organising structure. Focusing on five sets of dialogues about controversial moral problems in the central story, this book shows that philosophical deliberation is an integral part of the narrative. Black argues that by paying attention to how characters make arguments and how dialogues unfold, we can better appreciate the Mahābhārata’s philosophical significance and its potential contribution to debates in comparative philosophy today.

Item Type: Book/Report/Proceedings
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Politics & International Relations (Merged into PPR 2010-08-01)
ID Code: 140352
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 21 Jan 2020 16:45
Refereed?: No
Published?: In Press
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2020 00:39
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/140352

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