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Consciousness and cognition in Vaisesika

Shivdasani Seminar
Dr Shashiprabha Kumar
Thursday, 26 April 2007 - 6:00pm

The seminar intends to discuss the nature of consciousness as expounded in the early system of Vaisesika, which deals with the problem of consciousness in relation to the process of cognition in general. In other words, knowledge is an adventitious attribute which inheres in the substance called atman (soul) only when it is embodied. During this seminar, the various implications and formulations of this view in Vaisesika sources will be examined.