Course Content: This course involves the study of the epistemology of the Bhāṭṭa school of Pūrva-mīmāṁsā, propagated by Kumarilabhāṭṭa. The classification of cognitions and their implications along with how each type of cognition arises and how each type of cognition is distinct from the other is analyzed in a text called Mānameyodaya, prescribed for this course.
In this course students will be able to:
- Understand and apply theories of empirical and non-empirical cognition.
- Appreciate the classification schema used by the Bhāṭṭa school of Pūrva-mīmāṁsā.
- Develop an appreciation for the intricate and precise nature of Hindu knowledge systems.
Area of Study: Sanskrit Studies
Required / Elective: Elective
Prerequisites: Completion of the Mīmāṁsā Basic course
Faculty / Instructor: TBD
Quarter Offered: Spring 2021