Victoria Georghievna Lysenko
- Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
Since perception is what we are relying upon for our knowledge of the external world, the question arises as to whether it reflects the world itself or our image of it? It is not surprising, taking in account the globalization process, involving different cultures and civilizations, that Western philosophers more and more turn to non-Western intellectual traditions to find new approaches to the problems that concern them today. Contemporary perception studies bring up many issues and questions that many centuries ago were examined at length by Indian Buddhist and Brahmanic philosophers. The Anthology provides a reliable academic source for an emerging interest in Indian and especially Buddhist ideas of perception among Russian philosophers and scientists.