Appayyadīkṣita’s Invention of Śrīkaṇṭha’s Vedānta

  title={Appayyadīkṣita’s Invention of Śrīkaṇṭha’s Vedānta},
  author={Lawrence Mccrea},
  journal={Journal of Indian Philosophy},
Apart from his voluminous, immensely learned, and spectacularly successful contributions to the fields of Hermeneutics (Mīmāṃsā), non-dualist Metaphysics (Advaita Vedānta), and poetics, the sixteenth century South Indian polymath Appayyadīkṣita is famed for reviving from obscurity the moribund Śaivite Vedānta tradition represented by the (thirteenth century?) Brahmasūtrabhāṣya of Śrīkaṇṭha. Appayya’s voluminous commentary on this work, his Śivārkamaṇidīpikā, not only reconstitutes Śrīkaṇṭha’s… 
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