The purpose of this treatise is to descriptively analyse the structure of consciousness
from 'within'. The method adopted is the 'inward' approach in which consciousness turns
back on itself towards its own understanding. The 'inward' description of the structure of
consciousness in this treatise follows its own distinct line of development. resulting in
a 'unified wholeness' of perspective without being confined to the constraints of any
particular brand of phenomenology. Temporality, dread death, etc., are described as
inherent to human existence and emphasis is laid on the urge for inner transcendence to
the poise of pure consciousness in which Being is encountered. The truth expressed in in
the treatise are 'experimental', accessible to all those who seek to live in full
understanding of the nature of their existence in the world.
G. Srinivasan (b.1930) was educated at Mysore University. He taught
philosophy at Sri Venkateswara University (1955-66) and Mysore University (1966-90). After
retirement, he was awarded the Senior Fellowship by the Indian Council of Philosophical
Research, New Delhi for two years (1991-93).
Professor Srinivasan has a large number
of books to his credit. His major publications include The Existentialist Concepts and
the Hindu Philosophical Systems; Personalism: An Evaluation of Hindu and Western Types;
Studies in East - West Philosophy; Whitehead's Concept of God; The Phenomenological
Approach to Philosophy; Philosophical Perspectives: East and West.