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A Time of Novelty

Logic, Emotion, and Intellectual Life in Early Modern India, 1500-1700 C.E.

Samuel Wright

A Time of Novelty

A Time of Novelty

Logic, Emotion, and Intellectual Life in Early Modern India, 1500-1700 C.E.

A Time of Novelty

 

In A Time of Novelty, Samuel Wright re-envisions the relationship between philosophy and history in premodern India through study of the tradition of Sanskrit logic between 1500 and 1700 CE. In examining these logicians, Wright expands the ways in which we study philosophical thought by considering philosophy as deeply immersed in the felt experiences of one's life, at the confluence of thinking and feeling.


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Beschrijving A Time of Novelty

In A Time of Novelty, Samuel Wright re-envisions the relationship between philosophy and history in premodern India. This relationship is studied through the tradition of Sanskrit logic between 1500 and 1700 CE — the period in Indian history that witnessed the ascendency of the Mughal Empire. During this period, Sanskrit logicians would refer to themselves and their arguments as 'new,' indicating that the concept of novelty was at the center of their
philosophical project. By retaining space for emotion when studying intellectual thought,this book recovers both what it means to “think” novelty and to “feel” novelty for these thinkers.

Focusing on a number of little-known essays by early modern Sanskrit logicians, Wright argues that the concept of novelty is used to forge a new philosophical community in this period where novelty is both an intellectual and affective category. This perspective allows the book to raise questions that have never been asked when studying Sanskrit logic — questions concerning critical thought, mood, imagination, and manuscript culture. Wright expands the ways in which we study philosophical
thought by considering philosophy as deeply immersed in the felt experiences of one's life, at the confluence of thinking and feeling.


ISBN
9780197568163
Pagina's
280
Verschijnt
NUR
680
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP USA

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