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A Time of Novelty – Logic, Emotion, and Intellectual Life in Early Modern India, 1500-1700 C.E. - Oxford Scholarship Online
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A Time of Novelty: Logic, Emotion, and Intellectual Life in Early Modern India, 1500-1700 C.E.

Samuel Wright

Abstract

This book argues that a philosophical community emerged in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century India that crafted an intellectual life on the basis of intellectual and emotional responses to novelty in Sanskrit logic (nyāya-śāstra). As the book demonstrates, novelty was a primary concept used by Sanskrit logicians during this period to mark the boundaries of a philosophical community in both intellectual and emotional terms. This concept was expressed in their texts through the use of terms such as “old” and “new” when discussing certain philosophical opinions, signaling that periodization was ... More

Keywords: novelty, logic, emotion, intellectual life, Sanskrit, early modern, nyāya, philosophy, India, South Asia

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780197568163
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197568163.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Samuel Wright, author
Assistant Professor, Ahmedabad University

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