Epistemologies and the Limitations of Philosophical Inquiry

Doctrine in Madhva Vedanta

By Deepak Sarma

Foreword by Francis X. Clooney

© 2004 – Routledge

120 pages

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Hardback: 9780415308052
pub: 2004-10-28
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About the Book

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

About the Author

Deepak Sarma is an Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Case Western Reserve University.

About the Series

Routledge Hindu Studies Series

This series, in association with the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, intends primarily  the publication of constructive Hindu theological, philosophical and ethical projects aimed at bringing Hindu traditions into dialogue with contemporary trends in scholarship and contemporary society. The series invites original, high quality, research level work on religion, culture and society of Hindus living in India and abroad. Proposals for annotated translations of important primary sources and studies in the history of the Hindu religious traditions will also be considered.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Asia / General
HISTORY / Asia / India & South Asia
RELIGION / Hinduism / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General