Interpreting Indian rational traditions

Jonardon Ganeri

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Abstract

    This article argues that the contemporary intellectual engaging with India's philosophical traditions is situated within a tradition of inquiry into the form of truth-governed rational practices, but outside of a tradition of metaphysical and ethical speculation; that is, he or she is both participant and witness to the Indian rational traditions. The article suggests that the require-ment of objectivity in interpretation is that the situated interpreter achieves positional objectivity in his or her interpretations, and that immersed inter-pretation is positionally objective to the extent that the interpreter's situation is one of participation rather than observation.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)12-22
    Number of pages11
    JournalJournal of Hindu Studies
    Volume4
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    StatePublished - May 1 2011

    Fingerprint

    Objectivity
    Interpreter
    Witness
    Speculation
    Philosophical Traditions
    Participation
    Metaphysical
    India

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Religious studies

    Cite this

    Interpreting Indian rational traditions. / Ganeri, Jonardon.

    In: Journal of Hindu Studies, Vol. 4, No. 1, 01.05.2011, p. 12-22.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Ganeri, Jonardon. / Interpreting Indian rational traditions. In: Journal of Hindu Studies. 2011 ; Vol. 4, No. 1. pp. 12-22.
    @article{625282c9c4954229b7940abe51370e63,
    title = "Interpreting Indian rational traditions",
    abstract = "This article argues that the contemporary intellectual engaging with India's philosophical traditions is situated within a tradition of inquiry into the form of truth-governed rational practices, but outside of a tradition of metaphysical and ethical speculation; that is, he or she is both participant and witness to the Indian rational traditions. The article suggests that the require-ment of objectivity in interpretation is that the situated interpreter achieves positional objectivity in his or her interpretations, and that immersed inter-pretation is positionally objective to the extent that the interpreter's situation is one of participation rather than observation.",
    author = "Jonardon Ganeri",
    year = "2011",
    month = "5",
    day = "1",
    doi = "10.1093/jhs/hiq031",
    language = "English (US)",
    volume = "4",
    pages = "12--22",
    journal = "Journal of Hindu Studies",
    issn = "1756-4255",
    publisher = "Oxford University Press",
    number = "1",

    }

    TY - JOUR

    T1 - Interpreting Indian rational traditions

    AU - Ganeri, Jonardon

    PY - 2011/5/1

    Y1 - 2011/5/1

    N2 - This article argues that the contemporary intellectual engaging with India's philosophical traditions is situated within a tradition of inquiry into the form of truth-governed rational practices, but outside of a tradition of metaphysical and ethical speculation; that is, he or she is both participant and witness to the Indian rational traditions. The article suggests that the require-ment of objectivity in interpretation is that the situated interpreter achieves positional objectivity in his or her interpretations, and that immersed inter-pretation is positionally objective to the extent that the interpreter's situation is one of participation rather than observation.

    AB - This article argues that the contemporary intellectual engaging with India's philosophical traditions is situated within a tradition of inquiry into the form of truth-governed rational practices, but outside of a tradition of metaphysical and ethical speculation; that is, he or she is both participant and witness to the Indian rational traditions. The article suggests that the require-ment of objectivity in interpretation is that the situated interpreter achieves positional objectivity in his or her interpretations, and that immersed inter-pretation is positionally objective to the extent that the interpreter's situation is one of participation rather than observation.

    UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=79955528854&partnerID=8YFLogxK

    UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=79955528854&partnerID=8YFLogxK

    U2 - 10.1093/jhs/hiq031

    DO - 10.1093/jhs/hiq031

    M3 - Review article

    VL - 4

    SP - 12

    EP - 22

    JO - Journal of Hindu Studies

    JF - Journal of Hindu Studies

    SN - 1756-4255

    IS - 1

    ER -