The Presidential Addresses of Sir William Jones: The Asiatick Society of Bengal and the ISCSC

Diogenes 55 (2):103 - 115 (2008)
The Asiatick Society of Bengal, founded by Sir William Jones in Calcutta in 1784, blazed the trails and mapped them for subsequent travellers in the discipline now called the comparative study of civilizations. This paper analyzes Jones' Presidential addresses to show how the founding of the Asiatick Society reflected and at the same time influenced a new conception of human history, whose cultural and political manifestations had to encompass much more than the Greco-Roman and Judaeo- Christian world. This essay brings Jones' works to our attention and should make us more aware of the importance of his work for the comparative study of civilizations and cultures
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1177/0392192108090744
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
Download options
PhilPapers Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 23,201
External links
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Austin Duncan-Jones (1960). Notional Choice: The Presidential Address. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 61:1 - 18.
Stephen A. Erickson (1999). William Thomas Jones 1910-1998. Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 72 (5):209 - 210.
Richard Schneer (1947). Famine in Bengal: 1943. Science and Society 11 (2):168 - 179.

Monthly downloads

Added to index


Total downloads

3 ( #679,432 of 1,940,954 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

1 ( #457,798 of 1,940,954 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature

Start a new thread
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.