140177 UE Sanskrit readings in the philosophical-religious traditions of South Asia (2017S)
- Registration is open from Fr 03.02.2017 10:00 to Fr 10.03.2017 10:00
- Deregistration possible until Mo 03.04.2017 23:59
Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N
Aims, contents and method of the course
Assessment and permitted materials
The evaluation will be based on both oral and written performances. The oral performance will consist of the regular and active participation during the exercises, which should be based on the preparation of the Sanskrit texts and on the study of the recommended secondary literature. Moreover, during the course each student shall make a short presentation on a topic to be planned with the lecturer. The written part will include some minor homework and a written test at the end of the course. The oral and the written performances will determine, respectively, each 50% of the evaluation.
The attendance is compulsory, so students who miss more than three meetings cannot be eligible for a positive evaluation.
Minimum requirements and assessment criteria
Dalal, C. D. and Shastry, A., eds. Kāvyamīmāṃsā of Rājaśekhara. Baroda: Central Library, 1916
Kelly, J. (2006). “Writing and the State: China, India, and General Definitions”. In: Margins of Writing, Origins of Cultures. Ed. by Seth L. Sanders. Vol. 2. Oriental Institute Seminars. Chicago: The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, pp. 15–32.
Mohanty, J. N. (1994). “Is There an Irreducible Mode of Word-Generated Knowledge?” In: Knowing from Words. Ed. by Bimal Krishna Matilal and Arindam Chakrabarti. Dordrecht: Kluwer.
Pollock, S. (1998). “The Cosmopolitan Vernacular”. In: Journal of Asian Studies 57.1, pp. 6–37.
Saksena, S. K. (1951). “Authority in Indian Philosophy”. In: Philosophy East and West 1.3, pp. 38–49.
K.S. Varadacarya, ed. (1969-1983). Nyāyamañjarī: with Ṭippaṇī Nyāyasaurabha. 2 vols. Mysore: