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Advaita: A Contemporary Critique

Srinivasa Rao


The book proposes a contemporary framework for critiquing Advaita and formulating its basic thesis in a more logical and convincing way. Any proper theory in philosophy and science has to follow from accepted assumptions. Hence the book begins by identifying basic presuppositions required for Advaita and determining the different cognitive possibilities arising out of them. After thus determining what is logically and conceptually possible and impossible in Advaita, the new framework is used to assess whether or not the traditionally held Advaitic concepts and theories are satisfactory and acc ... More

Keywords: non-duality, cognitive possibilities, illusion, ignorance, traditional Advaita, Śankara

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780198079811
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198079811.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Srinivasa Rao, author
Former Professor, Department of Philosophy, Bangalore University