Advaita Epistemology and Metaphysics: An Outline of Indian Non-Realism

Advaita Epistemology and Metaphysics: An Outline of Indian Non-Realism

by Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad, C. Ram-Prasad, Ram-Prasad Chak
     
 

ISBN-10: 0700716041

ISBN-13: 9780700716043

Pub. Date: 10/28/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

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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.

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ISBN-13:
9780700716043
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Pages:
286
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface
Chronology of philosophers
Introduction1
Sect. ISankara: Externality
1Sankara and the philosophical framework of Advaita25
2Sankara, Vasubandhu and the idealist use of dreaming38
3Sankara, dreaming and non-realism80
Sect. IIVacaspati: Determinacy
1Vascaspati on anirvacaniyatva95
Sect. IIISri Harsa: Existence
1Knowledge and Existence133
2The non-realist critique of Existence162
Discursive AppReading Sri Harsa through 20th-century anti-sceptical naturalism201
Sect. IVApplying Non-Realism
1Causal connections, cognition and regularity: comparativist remarks on David Hume and Sri Harsa213
2Immediacy and the direct theory of perception: problems from Sri Harsa236
Bibliography262
Index267

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