On the science of consciousness in ancient India

  • Posted on: 15 March 2019
  • By: vuttekar786

That cognitive science was the queen of Indian sciences is well known, but the developmental stages by which its various branches arose are not well understood. Within the Indian tradition it is customary to trace fundamental ideas to the Vedic literature. This paper presents a summary of the Vedic theory of consciousness, the most broad expression of Indian cognitive science, within a framework of contemporary scientific concepts. Certain issues related to a historical development of these ideas are also examined.

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Subhash C. Kak
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Indian Journal of History of Science, Vol. 32, (1997), 105–120.



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