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Description - The Nay Science by Vishwa Adluri

The Nay Science offers a new perspective on the problem of scientific method in the human sciences. Taking German Indological scholarship on the Mahabharata and the Bhagavadgita as their example, Adluri and Bagchee develop a critique of the modern valorization of method over truth in the humanities. The authors show how, from its origins in eighteenth-century Neo-Protestantism onwards, the critical method was used as a way of making theological claims against rival philosophical and/or religious traditions. Via discussions of German Romanticism, the pantheism controversy, scientific positivism, and empiricism, they show how theological concerns dominated German scholarship on the Indian texts. Indology functions as a test case for wider concerns: the rise of historicism, the displacement of philosophical concerns from thinking, and the belief in the ability of a technical method to produce truth. Based on the historical evidence of the first part of the book, Adluri and Bagchee make a case in the second part for going beyond both the critical pretensions of modern academic scholarship and and the objections of its post-structuralist or post-Orientalist critics. By contrasting German Indology with Plato's concern for virtue and Gandhi's focus on praxis, the authors argue for a conception of the humanities as a dialogue between the ancients and moderns and between eastern and western cultures.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199931361
ISBN-10: 0199931364
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 165mm x 36mm)
Pages: 512
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 2-Jul-2014
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Vishwa Adluri

Vishwa Adluri has a PhD in Philosophy from the New School and a PhD in Indology from Philipps-Universitat Marburg. He is Adjunct Associate Professor of Religion at Hunter College.; Joydeep Bagchee has a PhD in Philosophy from the New School and is Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter at Freie Universitat Berlin.

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