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Metaphysic of Experience In Avaita Vedanta (A Phenomenological Approach)
Metaphysic of Experience In Avaita Vedanta (A Phenomenological Approach)
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About the Book
The central thesis of Sankara's Advaita Vedanta is embodied in the unique doctrine of Pure Consciousness (Cit). But the authentic significance of the latter is often overlooked in the stereotype of a metaphysics of Brahman, combined with an 'illusionistic' philosophy of the world. The present work offers a fresh approach of interpretive understanding of the pivotal conception of Cit and its orientation in an in-depth critique of experience. Drawing thoroughly on the major and relevantly significant texts of Advaita literature, the metaphysical and epistemological strands of Sankara and post-Sankara Vedanta are posed under the focus of Cit problematic and reexamined and reinterpreted accordingly.

From 'epistemological' discourse the study proceeds to the heart of the doctrine, broadly by way of a phenomenologically oriented mode of analysis of the structure of experience. It relates to such cardinal concepts and problems as perception, conscious act, illusory experience, grades of reflection, etc.

Moving across the cognate areas of Indian and Western thought the author brings distinct areas of contemporary philosophy to bear upon a close critical look into the genuine insights of the doctrine. Neither a historical exposition nor a textual study, the work combines freedom of critical understanding with authenticity of textual scholarship. It is meant to be a hermeneutic interpretation which should let the central corpus of Advaita thought speak for itself.

About the Author

Debabrata Sinha, Master's and Ph. D. in Philosophy from University of Calcutta, taught philosophy at Presidency College (Calcutta) and Post-graduate Department of Philosophy, Calcutta University. He is Visiting Professor (Philosophy), University of Mainz (Germany), and Professor of Philosophy, since 1974, in Brock University (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada).

His major areas of special interest and contribution are Vedanta (and related Indian philosophy), phenomenology (and related Continental thought), hermeneutics and philosophical anthropology (comparative). He has authored a number of books and a large number of articles and papers.

CONTENTS


PREFACE TO THE REVISED EDITION

PREFACE TO THE ORIGINAL EDITION

INTRODUCTION
PART ONE
THE CONCEPTION OF PURE CONSCIOUSNESS (Cit)
CHAP. I Approach to Cit qua Subjectivity
    Section A. Analysis of Knownness (Fnatata)
    Section B. Notation of I or Ego (Ahankara)
    Section C. Evidence of Deep Sleep (Susupti)
CHAP. II Pure Consciousness in the Perspective of Cognitivity

CHAP III Self-evidencing Cit vis-a-vis Self-consciousness

CHAP. IV Self in the light of Pure Subjectivity
    Section A. Equivalence of Self and Consciousness
    Section B. The Concept of Saksin
PART TWO
VEDANTIC PHENOMENOLOGY
CHAP. V Advaita Metaphysic of Experience: Phenomenological Prolegomena

CHAP. VI Advaita Metaphysic of Experience: Phenomenological Reconstruction
PART THREE
BEYOND PHENOMENOLOGY : THE ONTOLOGICAL STANDPOINT
CHAP. VII Advaita Phenomenology Reconsidered

CHAP. VIII Passage to Being : Faith Approach

EPILOGUE
Select Bibliography (of Sanskrit works)
Index

Metaphysic of Experience In Avaita Vedanta (A Phenomenological Approach)

Item Code:
IDD413
Cover:
HardCover
Edition:
1995
ISBN:
8120809424
Size:
8.8" X 5.8"
Pages:
168
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About the Book
The central thesis of Sankara's Advaita Vedanta is embodied in the unique doctrine of Pure Consciousness (Cit). But the authentic significance of the latter is often overlooked in the stereotype of a metaphysics of Brahman, combined with an 'illusionistic' philosophy of the world. The present work offers a fresh approach of interpretive understanding of the pivotal conception of Cit and its orientation in an in-depth critique of experience. Drawing thoroughly on the major and relevantly significant texts of Advaita literature, the metaphysical and epistemological strands of Sankara and post-Sankara Vedanta are posed under the focus of Cit problematic and reexamined and reinterpreted accordingly.

From 'epistemological' discourse the study proceeds to the heart of the doctrine, broadly by way of a phenomenologically oriented mode of analysis of the structure of experience. It relates to such cardinal concepts and problems as perception, conscious act, illusory experience, grades of reflection, etc.

Moving across the cognate areas of Indian and Western thought the author brings distinct areas of contemporary philosophy to bear upon a close critical look into the genuine insights of the doctrine. Neither a historical exposition nor a textual study, the work combines freedom of critical understanding with authenticity of textual scholarship. It is meant to be a hermeneutic interpretation which should let the central corpus of Advaita thought speak for itself.

About the Author

Debabrata Sinha, Master's and Ph. D. in Philosophy from University of Calcutta, taught philosophy at Presidency College (Calcutta) and Post-graduate Department of Philosophy, Calcutta University. He is Visiting Professor (Philosophy), University of Mainz (Germany), and Professor of Philosophy, since 1974, in Brock University (St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada).

His major areas of special interest and contribution are Vedanta (and related Indian philosophy), phenomenology (and related Continental thought), hermeneutics and philosophical anthropology (comparative). He has authored a number of books and a large number of articles and papers.

CONTENTS


PREFACE TO THE REVISED EDITION

PREFACE TO THE ORIGINAL EDITION

INTRODUCTION
PART ONE
THE CONCEPTION OF PURE CONSCIOUSNESS (Cit)
CHAP. I Approach to Cit qua Subjectivity
    Section A. Analysis of Knownness (Fnatata)
    Section B. Notation of I or Ego (Ahankara)
    Section C. Evidence of Deep Sleep (Susupti)
CHAP. II Pure Consciousness in the Perspective of Cognitivity

CHAP III Self-evidencing Cit vis-a-vis Self-consciousness

CHAP. IV Self in the light of Pure Subjectivity
    Section A. Equivalence of Self and Consciousness
    Section B. The Concept of Saksin
PART TWO
VEDANTIC PHENOMENOLOGY
CHAP. V Advaita Metaphysic of Experience: Phenomenological Prolegomena

CHAP. VI Advaita Metaphysic of Experience: Phenomenological Reconstruction
PART THREE
BEYOND PHENOMENOLOGY : THE ONTOLOGICAL STANDPOINT
CHAP. VII Advaita Phenomenology Reconsidered

CHAP. VIII Passage to Being : Faith Approach

EPILOGUE
Select Bibliography (of Sanskrit works)
Index
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