Deepak Sarma explores the degree to which outsiders can understand and interpret the doctrine of the Màdhva school of Vedànta. The school is based on insider epistemology which is so restrictive that few can learn its intricate doctrines. This book reveals the complexity of studying traditions based on insider epistemologies and encourages its audience to ponder both the value and the hazards of granting any outsider the authority and opportunity to derive important insights into a tradition as an insider.
Table of Contents
Preface Foreword Acknowledgements 1. Insider Epistemologies 2. Màdhva Vedànta in Medieval Karnàtaka 3. The Màdhva Insider Epistemology 4. Madhvàcàrya's Epistemology and the Limitations of Philosophical Inquiry Abbreviations used in Notes Notes Bibliography Index
Deepak Sarma is an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Case Western Reserve University.