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The Disinterested Witness A Fragment of Advaita Vedanta Phenomenology

by Bina Gupta

Part of the Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy Series

The Disinterested Witness A Fragment of Advaita Vedanta Phenomenology Synopsis

The Disinterested Witness is a detailed, contextual, and interpretive study of the concept of saksin (or that which directly or immediate perceives) in Advaita Vedanta, and a significant comparison of the philosophies of the East and West. Central to its topic is its comparison of the Advaita notion of the witness-consciousness with similar notions in Western phenomenology. Gupta explores the phenomenology relevance of the concept of saksin in Indian philosophy, while at the same time demonstrating that the notion of the witness-consciousness is essential for any sound theory of knowledge. Addressing a wide range of epistemological issues and dilemmas, as well as the perceived commonalities and differences between eastern and western philosophy, The Disinterested Witness is a major contribution to comparative philosophy, and forms a vantage point for cross-cultural comparison.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780810115651
Publication date: 9th December 2019
Author: Bina Gupta
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 224 pages
Categories: Non-Western philosophy,

About Bina Gupta

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.

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