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The nay science : a history of German Indology

Author: Vishwa Adluri; Joydeep Bagchee
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In The Nay Science, Vishwa Adluri and Joydeep Bagchee undertake a careful and rigorous hermeneutical approach to nearly two centuries of German philological scholarship on the Mahabharata and the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Vishwa Adluri; Joydeep Bagchee
ISBN: 9780199931361 0199931364 9780199931347 0199931348
OCLC Number: 827841368
Description: xvi, 494 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: 1 The Search for an Urepos 30 --
Introduction 30 --
The First Phase of German Gita Reception 31 --
The Birth of German Mahabharata Studies 40 --
Ideas of Heroic Epic 48 --
The Indo-Germanic Epic 53 --
The Birth of Modern Mahabharata Studies 65 --
Holtzmann's Legacy to Gita Studies 71 --
2 The Search for German Identity 73 --
Introduction 73 --
The Genesis of Holtzmann's Mahabharata 75 --
Polemics against the Brahmans 77 --
Ideas of Critical Reconstruction 79 --
Ideas of Epic Composition 83 --
Ideas of Religious Conflict 86 --
Ideas of Textual Corruption 92 --
Ideas of Historical Distortion 98 --
Ideas of Enlightened Religion 203 --
Ideas of Religious Persecution 108 --
Ideas of Religious Corruption 112 --
Ideas of Racial Contamination 122 --
Evaluating Holtzmann's Textual Project 125 --
Mahabharata Criticism after Holtzmann 140 --
A Problem of Reception 149 --
3 The Search for the Original Gita 156 --
Introduction 256 --
The Gita Reemerges 257 --
The Pantheistic Gita of Adolf Holtzmann 263 --
Pantheism and the Bhagavadgita 272 --
The Theistic Gita of Richard Garbe 176 --
Ideas of Bhagavata Religion 192 --
The Epic Gita of Hermann Jacobi 200 --
Defending Philosophical Pantheism 207 --
The Krsna Gita of Hermann Oldenberg 227 --
Resistances to Modernity 224 --
A Revelation and a Mystery 232 --
The Trinitarian Gita of Rudolf Otto 242 --
God Reveals Himself 250 --
An Auto-Didact among Auto-Didacts 259 --
The Aryan Gita of Jakob Wilhelm Hauer 267 --
By Reason of Race 274 --
The Method Becomes Autonomous 277 --
The Prejudices Are Institutionalized 296 --
An Essay in Understanding? 297 --
4 The Search for a Universal Method 314 --
Introduction 314 --
The Scientizatlon of Protestant Theology in the Critical Method 315 --
The Secularization of Protestant Theology in the Study of the History of Religions 324 --
The Institutionalization of Protestant Theology in Indology 347 --
5 Problems with the Critical Method 356 --
Introduction 356 --
Steps toward a Scientific Indology 358 --
Steps toward a Positivist Philology 365 --
Construing the (Natural) Scientific Character of Philology 372 --
Historicism and the Seductions of Positive Sociology 381 --
Empiricism and the Search for General Propositions 393 --
Criticisms of the Positivistic Notion of Truth 403 --
Kant's Critical Turn and the Significance of Apriorism 420 --
Rethinking the Scientific Character of the Human Sciences 413 --
Conclusion: Gandhi on the Gita 433.
Responsibility: Vishwa Adluri and Joydeep Bagchee.
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