Advaita Vedanta is the non dualistic school of vedanta primarily explicated by Samkara.
The purpose of this study is to undertake an analysis of the epistemological issues inherent in the Advaita Vedanta theory of the Knowing and the known to explicate their twotiered theory of knowledge from a phenomenalistic perspective and at the same time to make sense of the overarching unity that prevails over the duality and division.
The interpretation and analysis is based on Dharmaraja`s Vedanta Paribhasa and its commentary Paribhasa Prakasika.The theory of perception of the text of VP is Gupta`s primary focus. The present work also includes a translation of the perception chapter of the text of VP and a free reconstruction of the gloss provided on it by PP. Additionally the book contains extensive critical notes clarifying some of the complex ideas contained in VP and PP.
About the Author:
Bina Gupta holds a doctorate in philosophy from the university of Illinois at Carbondale. She is an associate profesor of philosophy and the director of the South Asia Language and Area center at the University of Misouri Columbia.Dr. Gupta is the philosophy editor for the international journal south Asia in Review a trustee of the American Institute of Indian Studies and a member of the executive committee of the society for Asian and comparative philosophy.