Ontology of Ramanuja

Martin Gansten mgansten at SBBS.SE
Thu Feb 4 19:57:53 UTC 1999

>"... This means, however, that any material substance has intelligible and
>substantial reality only when it is a mode of a soul or self, which is the
>same as saying: only when it is the body of a self." (p.125).
>Is this of any help?

Thank you, yes. It is not, of course, a very thorough probing of R's
ontology, but then Carman does say that his study is limited to theology.
Still, it does point in the direction I am going: if the self is pure
consciousness, and the world is a mode of the self, then what does that tell
us about the world? Etc.

Thanks again,
Martin Gansten

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