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Mimamsa and Vedanta Interaction and Continuity

Johannes Bronkhorst (Author)
Synopsis The second half of the first millennium witnessed various important developments in Indian thought. Among these, the increasingly active participation in philosophical debates of those who maintained that everything worth knowing is found in the Veda is particularly striking. Vedanta established itself as an independent school of thought during this period, ready to defend its positions against other schools, whether Brahmanical or non-Brahmanical. More or less simultaneously, Mimamsa underwent important modifications which brought it closer to certain Vedanta positions. Interestingly, both the most important representatives of Vedanta (Sankara and others) and the Mimamsakas with "Vedantic" inclinations (Kumarila Bhatta is a prominent example) claimed that they faithfully applied the rules of interpretation that were characteristic of Mimamsa. They were all Mimamsakas in a certain way. They did not however agree with each other. They differed on fundamental points, such as the role of, and need for ritual activity to reach the ultimate goal, liberation. This volume explores some of these developments.
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About the author

Johannes Bronkhorst

Johannes Bronkhorst was bown in 1946 in the Netherlands. Indological studies in Poona (Doctoratet 1979) and Leiden (Doctorate 1980). Since 1987 Professor of Sanskrit and Indian studies at the University of Lausanne.

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Title Mimamsa and Vedanta Interaction and Continuity
Format Hardcover
Date published: 24.04.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8120831748
length xii+260p., References; Index; 23cm.