Interpreting Indian Texts: Concepts vs. Context

Evgeniya Desnitskaya

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Abstract

This paper deals with the two general methodological approaches for the interpretation of Indian cultural phenomena, viz. the conceptual and the contextual ones. Generally, it can be said that the conceptual approach aims to express Indian philosophical ideas and cultural narratives in terms of Western philosophical discourse, whereas the contextual approach aims to reconstruct the initial context in which these ideas and narratives have been formulated. Several cases are discussed in which conceptual and textual approaches provide us with different solutions of some problems. It can be concluded that both approaches can be fruitful on different occasions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 4th International Conference on Contemporary Education, Social Sciences and Humanities (ICCESSH 2019)
EditorsYong Zhang, Iana Rumbal, Randall Green, Tatiana Volodina
PublisherAtlantis Press
ISBN (Print)9789462527522
StatePublished - 2019
Event4th International Conference on Contemporary Education, Social Sciences and Humanities - Moscow, Russian Federation
Duration: 17 May 201919 May 2019

Publication series

Name ASSEHR
Volume329
ISSN (Print)2352-5398

Conference

Conference4th International Conference on Contemporary Education, Social Sciences and Humanities
Abbreviated titleICCESSH 2019
CountryRussian Federation
CityMoscow
Period17/05/1919/05/19

Keywords

  • Indian philosophy
  • perspectivism
  • inclusivism
  • henotheism

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