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Ways of Knowing

  • Eric Lott
Part of the Library of Philosophy and Religion book series (LPR)

Abstract

Vedanta seems to pose an epistemological dilemma for itself at the outset. Brahman is declared in some Vedantic sources to be essentially unknowable, or beyond knowledge; yet many other texts speak of the need to know this transcendent Being. To know the unknowable is the whole point of the Vedantic enquiry. Should it be assumed that he is unknown only prior to the Vedantic enquiry, anti-transcendentalists would argue that there would not even be the ‘desire to know’ him were he absolutely unknown.

Keywords

Direct Sense Essential Nature Causal Activity Feminine Gender Pure Consciousness 
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© Eric Lott 1980

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  • Eric Lott

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