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 aj˝āna arises assuming the form attributes author of VP avidya becomes Brahman caitanya cognizer-consciousness commentary comprehends consciousness conditioned counter-correlate definition Devadatta distinction dream objects element empirical epistemological erroneous cognition example existence explains external function happiness hetu identity illusory silver immediacy immediate implies indeterminate Indian Philosophy individual inference inferential cognition internal organ jiva knowledge-event known limiting adjunct locus maintains manifested material cause māyā 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 knowledge phenomenological pitcher position pramāņa present primal nescience pure consciousness reality refers relation retrocognition saksin Samkara Sastri sense organ shell shell-silver śruti statement sublated substratum superimposed superimposition tat tvam asi term theory thesis thou art tradition trans Upanisads Vacaspati verbal testimony Vivarana vṛtti waking witness-consciousness words