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The Lost Age of Reason: Philosophy in Early Modern India 1450-1700

Jonardon Ganeri


This book deals with a fascinating and rich episode in the history of philosophy, one from which those who are interested in the nature of modernity and its global origins have a great deal to learn. Early modernity in India consists in the formation of a new philosophical self, one which makes it possible to meaningfully conceive of oneself as engaging the ancient and the alien in conversation. The ancient texts are now not thought of as authorities to which one must defer, but regarded as the source of insight in the company of which one pursues the quest for truth. This new attitude implies ... More

Keywords: history of philosophy, Indian early modernity, concept of knowledge, nature of evidence, the self, realism, early modern philosophy, India

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199218745
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199218745.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jonardon Ganeri, author
University of Sussex