Perceiving in Advaita Ved?nta: Epistemological Analysis and Interpretation
Bucknell University Press, 1991 - Philosophy - 314 pages
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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absence accepted according admitted Advaita Advaitins analysis appearance arises aspect associated assuming attributes avidya becomes body Brahman called cause cognition consciousness conditioned defined definition discussion distinction dream effect element empirical erroneous cognition example existence experience explains expression external false fire function give given ground happiness identity ignorance illusory immediacy immediate implies important Indian Indian philosophy individual inference internal organ involved issue kind knowledge known latter light limiting maintains manifested material maya means mediate mental mode mind modification namely nature nescience object original perceived perception philosophy pitcher position possible present provides pure consciousness qualified question reality refers reflected regard relation removal respect Samkara sense organ serves shell significant silver similar speaking statement sublated substratum superimposed term theory things tradition true universal Upanisadic valid Vedanta verbal Vivarana vrtti waking witness witness-consciousness