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The Six Ways of Knowing: A Critical study of the Advaita theory of knowledge

by D. M. Datta

  • ISBN Hardcover: 9788120835269, 8120835263
  • ISBN Paperback: 9788120840812, 812084081X
  • Year of Publication: 1997
  • Edition: 1st
  • No. of Pages: 306
  • Language: English
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    This book deals with the Vedanta standpoint, according to which there are six sources of knowledge. The conceptions of these different kinds of knowledge, with all the arguments given by the Vedantins to prove their independence and ultimacy, are critically discussed here in the light of modern Western concepts, and the attempt has been made to present the conclusions to students of Western Philosophy in a clear and lucid form.

    As the purpose of this work is to bring the problems, concepts and theories of the Vedantins within the focus of modern Western thought, the method adopted is one of critical analysis, comparison issues from extraneous aspects with which they are often associated.

    About the Author:

    D. M. Datta, M.A., Ph.D, Premchand Raychand Scholar (cal.), Foremerly Professor of Philosophy, Patna College, India, Sometimes P.C. Basumallik Professor, National Council of Education, Jadavpur, Calcutta, and Visiting Professor, Universities of Wisconsin and Minnesota, USA.