Monism in Indian philosophy: the coherence, complexity, and connectivity of reality in Śaṃkara’s arguments for brahman
Classical Indian thought contains a number of arguments for monism that reject the cogency of metaphysical pluralism’s account of change, development, and causation in the world. They do this on the basis of a) the coherence of changes that we see in the world, b) the difficulty of limning absolute distinctions between individuals, and c) the prerequisite need for some medium explaining causal interactions. This article provides some background to Indian philosophical thought about a basic fa...Expand abstract
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