The Concept of God in the Bhagavad-Gita: A Panentheistic Account

In R. Silvestre, A. Herbert & B. Göcke (eds.), Concepts of God in Vaishnavism: Philosophical Perspectives. London: Routledge (forthcoming)
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In this chapter, Ricardo Silvestre and Alan Herbert offer a reconstruction of the Gītā’s concept of God with a focus on the relationship between God and the world. They try to explain the claim that the Gītā is panentheistic. This is done with the help of some key notions of contemporary metaphysics (such as ontological dependence and fundamentality) along with the Indic notion of prakṛti, considered as a metaphysical primitive denoting the intimate relationship that exists between matter and conscious living beings on the one hand, and God on the other.

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Ricardo Silvestre
Federal University of Campina Grande


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