Perceiving in Advaita Vedānta: Epistemological Analysis and Interpretation
Advaita Vedanta is the most pervasive and enduring Indian perspective, and continues to be the most challenging and provocative philosophic position the world over. This study undertakes an analysis of the epistemological issues inherent in the Advaita Vedanta theory of the knowing and the known.
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Truth and the Means of True Knowledge
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absence adjectival feature admitted Advaita Vedanta Advaitins arises assuming the form attributes author of VP avidya avidyS becomes Brahman caitanya cognizer-consciousness comprehends consciousness conditioned counter-correlate definition Devadatta distinction dream objects element empirical epistemological erroneous cognition example existence explains function happiness identity illusory silver immediacy immediate implies indeterminate Indian philosophy individual inference inferential cognition internal organ knowledge-event known limiting adjunct locus maintains manifested material cause maya means of knowledge mediate mental mode assuming merit and demerit mind modal ignorance modification Naiyayikas nature negation nondifference nondual Nyaya perceived perception perceptual cognition perceptual experience perceptual knowledge phenomenological pitcher position prama pramana pratyaksa present primal nescience pure consciousness Ramanuja reality refers relation retrocognition sadhya saksin Samkara sense organ shell shell-silver sruti statement sublated substratum superimposed superimposition tat tvam asi term theory thesis thou art tradition Upanisadic Vacaspati verbal testimony Vivarana vrtti waking witness-consciousness words