Perceptual Experience and Concepts in Classical Indian Philosophy

[Revised entry by Monima Chadha on June 22, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Classical Indian Philosophy accepts perception (pratyakṣa), or perceptual experience, as the primary means of
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[Revised entry by Monima Chadha on June 22, 2015. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Classical Indian Philosophy accepts perception (pratyakṣa), or perceptual experience, as the primary means of knowledge (pramāṇa). Perception (pratyakṣa) is etymologically rooted in the sense-faculty or the sense-organ (akṣa) and can be translated as sensory awareness, while pramāṇa, on the other hand, is derived from knowledge (pramā) and,...

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