Les scolastiques indiennes

Genèses, développements, interactions

Dominic GOODALL, Gérard COLAS, Nalini BALBIR, Hugo DAVID, Phyllis GRANOFF, Pierre-Sylvain FILLIOZAT, Collett COX, Émilie AUSSANT, Yigal BRONNER, George CARDONA, Christopher MINKOWSKI, Patrick OLIVELLE, Christof ZOTTER

Collection : Études thématiques

Collection's number: 32

Editor: Colas (Gérard), Aussant (Emilie)

Edition: EFEO

Publication date: 2021

Status : Available


ISBN-13 : 9782855392707

ISSN : 1269-8067

Width : 18.5 cm

Height : 27.5 cm

Weight : 1.01 kg

Number of pages : 326

Distributor : EFEO Diffusion

Geography : India

Language : French, English

Place : Paris

Support : Papier

Description :

18.5 x 27.5 cm, 326 p., Ill., abstract, English  & French

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The modern study of Indian intellectual disciplines has often forced them into a Western disciplinary taxonomy. The analogies introduced by this taxonomy, the objectivity of which is largely illusory, are sometimes misleading, and rely on Western intellectual techniques which are themselves unavoidably historical. Resorting to such Western categories as “indology”, “philosophy” and “reason”, but also to Indian ones like “śāstra” inevitably raises theoretical objections. This volume uses “scholasticism” in a broad sense, not in the medieval conception of the term. Its aim is to shed new light on the relationship between Indian scholastic practices and the emergence of systems, their crises and aporias, as well as on scholastics’ limited apprehension of facts and their problematic dialectics with concrete practices. The contributions illustrating these questions here relate to techniques of exegesis and debate, doctrines, grammar, law, ritual, poetics and astronomy.

Table of contents

Gérard COLAS & Émilie AUSSANT
Taxinomies du savoir et scolastique. Pour une épistémologie de la philologie indianiste
De la pratique scolastique à l’émergence de scolastiques
Collett COX
Exegesis, Abhidharma, and Scholasticism: Evidence from Early Buddhist Gāndhārī Manuscripts 
Les débuts de la scolastique jaina : stratégies interprétatives et réception 
Les pada et leurs classifications : un point d’entrée pour étudier l’émergence et le développement de la tradition grammaticale sanskrite
In Search of Scholasticism: Sanskrit Poetics and Its Long Path to Śāstrahood
Apories, crises, échanges
Pierre-Sylvain FILLIOZAT
La Terre est-elle stationnaire ? Le débat sur Āryabhaṭīya, golapāda 9-10 
Gérard COLAS
Le corps du Dieu créateur selon Rāmānuja : le dépassement d’un obstacle épistémologique dans la scolastique indienne
The Birth of Uttara-Mīmāṃsā: a New Look at the Early History of Vedānta from a Hermeneutic Point of View
La mīmāṃsā et le système pāṇinéen
Unspoken Rules of Debate in Medieval India and the Boundaries of Knowledge
Christopher MINKOWSKI
Outlandishness in Sanskrit Commentary
Des discours et des pratiques
Patrick OLIVELLE Scholasticism in the Legal Tradition: Dharmaśāstras and their Commentators
Harmonisation and Distortion in Śaiva Scholastic Literature. Studies in the Saiddhāntika Paddhatis III
Christof ZOTTER
The Pragmatic End of Scholasticism: Ritualists and their Textual Tradition
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Études thématiques

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Colas (Gérard)

Gérard Colas is Emeritus Senior Fellow at the French National Centre for Scientific Research as well as a member of the (French) Center for South Asian Studies (CNRS-EHESS). The topics of his PhD and D. Litt. dissertations (both published) were respectively Sanskrit texts of architecture and the Sanskrit corpus of the Vaikhānasa Vaiṣṇavas. He is presently studying paleography, Christian texts in Indian languages (18th c.) and Indian epistemologies, especially in connection with religion (for a recent bibliographical list, see http://ceias.ehess.fr/docannexe/ file/3770/colas_g_liste_de_productions.pdf).

Aussant (Emilie)

Émilie Aussant is a CNRS researcher, member of the team “histoire des théories linguistiques” (UMR 7597 CNRS, Université de Paris, université de la Sorbonne Nouvelle) she was the head of for five years. Her works are about the history of linguistic ideas and theories of ancient Sanskrit-speaking India. Émilie Aussant has published Le nom propre en Inde. Considérations sur le mécanisme référentiel (Lyon, ENS Éditions, 2009) and La traduction dans l’histoire des idées linguistiques. Représentations et pratiques (Paris, Geuthner, 2015), among others.

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