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The nature and function of Vaiśeṣika Soteriology with particular reference to Candrānanda's Vṛtti

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This thesis describes and examines, from a theological and comparative philosophical perspective, one of the most important topics in Indian philosophy: the nature and function of liberation; the topic is centred on Candrānanda’s Vṛtti (VSc), the oldest available Sanskrit commentary on the Vaiśeṣika system to date, a system which represents a quasi-empirical, proto-scientific philosophical school that engaged in making a synthesis between both ontology and metaphysics, religion and science...

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Wolfson College
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