The Disinterested Witness

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ISBN 978-0-8101-1564-4

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ISBN 978-0-8101-1565-1
Publication Date
June 1998
Page Count
236 pages
Trim Size
6 x 9

The Disinterested Witness

A Fragment of Advaita Vedanta Phenomenology
Bina Gupta

The Disinterested Witness is a detailed, contextual, and interpretive study of the concept of saksin (or that which directly or immediately perceives) in Advaita Vedanta, and a fascinating and significant comparison of the philosophies of the East and West. Addressing a wide range of epistemological dilemmas, as well as perceived commonalities and differences between Eastern and Western philosophy, it is a major contribution to comparative philosophy and forms a vantage point for cross-cultural comparison.
About the Author

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.