Interpreting Indian rational traditions

Jonardon Ganeri

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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
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Religious studies


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