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By P.E. Granoff

Srihar~a is known as one of many maximum exponents of what's generally called the Sarpkara tuition of Advaita Vedanta. The Advaita Vedanta of Sarpkara has been commented upon, defined, expounded and constructed in its a number of ramifications through a number of generations of students, commentators and unique thinkers for over one thousand years. Even this present day it's claimed to be one of many conventional faculties of Indian Philosophy that have survived and feature glossy adherents whereas so much different faculties have died of outdated age on Indian soil. the single different university that has survived is the Nyaya-Vaise~ika or what's now known as the Navya-nyaya. either Advaita Vedanta and Navya-nyaya have attracted the eye of contemporary students and philosophers (of either India and abroad), who're accustomed to Western philosophy and whose curiosity within the examine of Indian philosophy has now not easily been constrained to the background of Indian idea or Indology. sleek exponents of Advaita Vedanta are quite a few. With a number of extraordinary exceptions, although, most recent authors of Vedanta try and expound and modernise the Advaita approach from both a speculative and private perspective or from a superficial perspective of Kantian philosophy or Hegelian Absolutism. the sort of process has seldom completed the sophistication and respectability that's quite often anticipated within the context of contemporary (chiefly western) philosophic task.

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