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Advaita Epistemology and Metaphysics

An Outline of Indian Non-Realism, 1st Edition

By Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad

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288 pages

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Based on original translations of passages from the works of three major thinkers of the classical Indian school of Advaita (Sankara, Vacaspati and Sri Harsa), but addressing issues found in Descartes, Berkeley, Hume, Kant, Wittgenstein and contemporary analytic philosophers, this book argues for a philosophical position it calls 'non-realism'. This is the view that an independent, external world must be assumed if the features of cognition are to be explained, but that it cannot be proved that there is such a world, independently of an appeal to cognition itself. This position is constructed against idealist denials of externality, realist arguments for an independent world and the sceptical denial of the coherence of cognition.

Reviews

'The credit goes to Chakrabarthi Ram-Prasad to have been able to produce a full-length book on Advaita Vedanta written in a thoroughly analytical style that transcends geographical barriers in philosophy.' - Philosophy East and West

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHI003000
PHILOSOPHY / Eastern
PHI004000
PHILOSOPHY / Epistemology
PHI013000
PHILOSOPHY / Metaphysics
SOC008000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General