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.
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