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Exploring Ātman from the Perspective of the Vivekacūḍāmaṇi


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Walter Menezes
    Pages 1-40
  3. Walter Menezes
    Pages 41-75
  4. Walter Menezes
    Pages 165-212
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 279-309

About this book


This book investigates into the central metaphysics and epistemology of Advaita. Although the vastness of Advaita literature has grown to immense proportions in the span of fourteen centuries, there has been a glaring vacuum in unraveling its philosophical, theological and religious implications. This volume undertakes a thematic search on the conception of Ātman in an all-important Advaitic text, the Vivekacūḍāmaṇi , and other supportive texts of the same genre. Walter Menezes aims to revive Advaita as a sound philosophical system by driving away the cloud of negativity associated with it, thereby opening a new chapter in the history of Advaita philosophy.


Pratyakṣa Paśyati Pramāṇa Advaita Vedānta Antaḥkaraṇa Vṛtti Viveka

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhilosophySt. Stephen’s College, Delhi UniversityNew DelhiIndia

About the authors

Walter Menezes is a Post-Doctoral Fellow of Indian Council of Philosophical Research (New Delhi), at the Department of Philosophy, Goa University. He was awarded a Gold Medal for standing first in MA examinations at Goa University, and obtained his PhD in Indian Philosophy from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai.

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