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Chittaranjan Naik

Independent Researcher and Wayfarer
Independent Researcher and Wayfarer

Chittaranjan Naik is the author of the book ‘Natural Realism and Contact Theory of Perception' which challenges the idea that we perceive the world through a stimulus response process and establishes a direct theory of perception, namely the contact theory of perception espoused by Indian philosophy, as the only viable and coherent theory of perception. The book has been selected by Book Authority as one of the best Indian Philosophy books of all time.   Born in 1954, Chittaranjan Naik has a deep interest in spirituality and philosophy. It all began with a powerful spiritual experience he Read More...

On the Existence of the Self

Books by Chittaranjan Naik

Today most scientists and philosophers have come to regard the notion of the self as a kind of illusion, as a theoretical construct similar to the notion we have of the center of gravity. There are two reasons for this phenomenon: the first is due to the view propagated by the empirical sciences that all things in the universe, including the presence of consciousness, can be explained solely from physical causes; and the second is due to the philosophical argu

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Natural Realism and Contact Theory of Perception

Books by Chittaranjan Naik

If you were told that we perceive the world directly without the causal intervention of the physical brain, or that we see the distant stars instantaneously without their light having to reach our sense organs, would the idea sound incredible to you?  

Farfetched as it may seem, this idea, the author argues, comes from the time-tested contact theory of perception. Upheld by the Indian philosophical tradition for over 2000 years, it unfolds a definitiv

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Natural Realism and Contact Theory of Perception

Books by Chittaranjan Naik

If you were told that we perceive the world directly without the causal intervention of the physical brain, or that we see the distant stars instantaneously without their light having to reach our sense organs, would the idea sound incredible to you?  

Farfetched as it may seem, this idea, the author argues, comes from the time-tested contact theory of perception. Upheld by the Indian philosophical tradition for over 2000 years, it unfolds a definitiv

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