Concepts of Knowledge – East And West: Papers presented by Eastern & Western Scholars in a Seminar held from 4 January to 10 January 1995 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture Kolkata.
How do we know? This seemingly simple question has aroused the interest of numerous philosophers of East and West from ancient times down to the present and innumerable answers have been given.
Because of the wide interest in this vital question and at the urging of Dr. J. L. Shaw of Victoria University Wellington New Zealand an International Seminar on Knowledge was organized by the Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture in Calcutta. It was corporate the seminar would help narrow the wide gap of misunderstanding on the subject between modern philosophers of East and West. The us from the 4 to 10 January 1995 the seminar titled ‘Concepts of Knowledge: East and West’ was held at that Institute. 13 scholars from overseas and 10 from India participated. A number of notable scholars also attended as observers and took part in the discussions though they did not present papers.
Five all-day sessions were held in The Conference Room. After each letter was read participants and observers discussed its content. The present volume is a collection of 21 seminar papers.
Prof RK DasGupta in his paperSwami Vivekanandas Concept of Knowledge’ discussed Western epistemology (concepts of knowledge) comparing it with Swami Vivekananda’s views.