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The Disinterested Witness: a Fragment of Advaita Vedanta Phenomenology (Northwestern University Studies in Phenomenology and Existen)

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The Disinterested Witness is a detailed, contextual, and interpretive study of the concept of saksin (or that which directly or immediately perceives) in Advaita Vedanta, and a fascinating and significant comparison of the philosophies of the East and West. Addressing a wide range of epistemological dilemmas, as well as perceived commonalities and differences between Eastern and Western philosophy, it is a major contribution to comparative philosophy and forms a vantage point for cross-cultural comparison.

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The Disinterested Witness is a detailed, contextual, and interpretive study of the concept of saksin (or that which directly or immediately perceives) in Advaita Vedanta, and a fascinating and significant comparison of the philosophies of the East and West. 

About the Author

Bina Gupta is a professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Missouri, Columbia.  She has published extensively in the fields of comparative philosophy and the philosophy of India. 

Table of Contents

Author's Note

Preface

Abbreviations

1. Introduction

2. The Advaita Notion of Saksin (Witness-Consciousness): Its Anticipations in the Upanisads and Gaudapada

3. Samkara on Saksin

4. Saksin and Advaita Epistemology

Saksin and Advaita Metaphysics

Saksin and Western Phenomenology

Notes

Glossary

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810115651
Author:
Gupta, Bina
Publisher:
Northwestern University Press
Location:
Evanston, Ill. :
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Eastern
Subject:
Existentialism
Subject:
Philosophy, Comparative
Subject:
Phenomenology
Subject:
Apperception
Subject:
Advaita
Subject:
Eastern - General
Subject:
Movements - Existentialism
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy
Publication Date:
19980631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
236
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

Related Subjects

Humanities » Philosophy » General
Religion » Eastern Religions » Indian Philosophy
Religion » Eastern Religions » Philosophy General

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