Engaging Advaita Conceptualising liberating knowledge in the face of Western modernity (slutseminarium)

  • Datum: –16.45
  • Plats: Engelska parken 9-3068
  • Föreläsare: Pawel Odyniec
  • Arrangör: indologi
  • Kontaktperson: Heinz Werner Wessler
  • Seminarium

The present study is an essay on modern Indian philosophy. Broadly speaking, it engages with the theme of the relation between Self and Other, particularly as it is enacted in cross-cultural encounters, and examines three engaging articulations of the Advaitic notion of liberating knowledge or brahmajñāna that have been offered by three eminent Indian academic philosophers in twentieth century India; namely: Badrīnāth Śukla (19??-1987), Krishnachandra Bhattacharyya (1875-1949), and Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan (1888-1975). In doing so, it pays particular attention to the existing relation between their distinctive conceptualisations of liberating knowledge and the doxastic attitudes that these authors assumed toward the Sanskrit intellectual past on the one hand and the Western alterity on the other.