Minds Without Fear: Philosophy in the Indian Renaissance by Nalini BhushanMinds Without Fear: Philosophy in the Indian Renaissance by Nalini Bhushan

Minds Without Fear: Philosophy in the Indian Renaissance

byNalini Bhushan, Jay L. Garfield

Hardcover | July 11, 2017

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Minds Without Fear is an intellectual and cultural history of India during the period of British occupation. It demonstrates that this was a period of renaissance in India in which philosophy - both in the public sphere and in the Indian universities - played a central role in the emergence ofa distinctively Indian modernity. This is also a history of Indian philosophy. It demonstrates how the development of a secular philosophical voice facilitated the construction of modern Indian society and the consolidation of the nationalist movement. Authors Nalini Bhushan and Jay Garfield explorethe complex role of the English language in philosophical and nationalist discourse, demonstrating both the anxieties that surrounded English, and the processes that normalized it as an Indian vernacular and academic language.Garfield and Bhushan attend to both Hindu and Muslim philosophers, to public and academic intellectuals, to artists and art critics, and to national identity and nation-building. Also explored is the complex interactions between Indian and European thought during this period, including the role ofmissionary teachers and the influence of foreign universities in the evolution of Indian philosophy. This pattern of interaction, although often disparaged as "inauthentic" is continuous with the cosmopolitanism that has always characterized the intellectual life of India, and that the philosophyarticulated during this period is a worthy continuation of the Indian philosophical tradition.
Nalini Bhushan is Professor of Philosophy at Smith College. Jay L. Garfield is Silbert Professor of Philosophy and the Humanities at Smith College. Until 2016 he is Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Professor of Humanities and Philosophy at Yale-NUS College, Professor of Philosophy at the National University of Singapore and recurrent visi...
Title:Minds Without Fear: Philosophy in the Indian RenaissanceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:July 11, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190457597

ISBN - 13:9780190457594