According to this answer, advaita vedanta goes for the path of knowledge.

What kind of knowledge is required to attain Moksha?

Is it scientific or spiritual knowledge.

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    "This Atman is not to be attained by the study of the Vedas, nor by the highest intellect, nor by much learning. Whom the Atman seeks, he gets the Atman; unto him He discloses His glory." Mundaka Upanishad III. ii. 3. The Atman seeks him who has a deep hankering for Him. Commented Apr 16, 2021 at 5:13
  • Self-realization or Atman gyan is needed to attain en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaivalya Moksha which is last phase of en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puruṣārtha i.e Dharma, Artha, Kama and Moksha. Every common human know themself as Mr. X or Miss Y in their temporary ego of temporary body. "God made sense turn outward, man therefore looks outward, not into himself. Now and again a daring soul, desiring immortality, has looked back and found himself"-Upanishads. Its knowledge of Self aka spirit or Brahmgyan, its science of Self(Atman+mind+body) making person yogi/yogya(competent/worthy).
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Of course, it is the knowledge of the Self. That's how Shankara starts all his works.

Atma Bodha, verse 2 and 3

  1. Just as the fire is the direct cause for cooking, so without Knowledge no emancipation can be had. Compared with all other forms of discipline Knowledge of the Self is the one direct means for liberation.

  2. Action cannot destroy ignorance, for it is not in conflict with or opposed to ignorance. Knowledge does verily destroy ignorance as light destroys deep darkness.

verse 46

The ignorance characterised by the notions of I am mine are destroyed by the knowledge produced by the realisation of the true nature of the Self,

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