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Nalini Bhushan and Jay L. Garfield

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199769261

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199769261.001.0001

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S. S. Suryanarayana Sastri, “Advaita, Causality and Human Freedom” (1940)

S. S. Suryanarayana Sastri, “Advaita, Causality and Human Freedom” (1940)

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(p.363) 5 S. S. Suryanarayana Sastri, “Advaita, Causality and Human Freedom” (1940)
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Indian Philosophy in English
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Nalini Bhushan

Jay L. Garfield

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199769261.003.0020

This chapter presents S. S. Suryanarayana Sastri's 1940 essay, “Advaita, Causality and Human Freedom,” in which he explores specific metaphysical problems as they are addressed in the advaita system. Sastri headed the University of Madras Department of Philosophy from 1927 to 1942. He was principally a scholar of Advaita Vedānta. In his essay, Sastri considers the notion of causality as set out in and criticised by the Advaita Vedānta, its affinities with the conception of cause in modern science, and the relevance of these views to the problem of human freedom. In the course of the discussion, Sastri refers to two books—L. S. Stebbing's Philosophy and the Physicists and Nalini Kanta Brahma's Causality and Modern Science.

Keywords:   advaita, S. S. Suryanarayana Sastri, Advaita Vedānta, causality, science, human freedom, L. S. Stebbing, Philosophy and the Physicists, Nalini Kanta Brahma, Causality and Modern Science

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