David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Ezio Di Nucci
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
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)|
No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
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.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Christopher Collard (2007). Lloyd-Jones (H.) The Further Academic Papers of Sir Hugh Lloyd-Jones. Pp. Viii + 455. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. Cased, £65. ISBN: 978-0-19-927932-. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 57 (02):267-270.
K. J. Dover (1992). Classical Papers Sir Hugh Lloyd-Jones: Greek Epic, Lyric and Tragedy, the Academic Papers of Sir Hugh Lloyd-Jones. Pp. X + 474. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1990. £55. Sir Hugh Lloyd-Jones: Greek Comedy, Hellenistic Literature, Greek Religion and Miscellanea: The Academic Papers of Sir Hugh Lloyd-Jones. Pp. X + 424. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1990. £48. [REVIEW] The Classical Review 42 (01):172-174.
Austin Duncan-Jones (1960). Notional Choice: The Presidential Address. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 61:1 - 18.
Edith Clay (1970). Rhodes: Sir William to Sir Walter . Notes to Save Sir Walter Scott the Trouble of Looking Out Information About Rhodes. W. Gell, 1832. [REVIEW] Journal of the Warburg and Courtauld Institutes 33:336-343.
William Kneale (1949). Experience and Introspection: The Presidential Address. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 50:1 - 28.
Stephen A. Erickson (1999). William Thomas Jones 1910-1998. Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association 72 (5):209 - 210.
William P. Bechtel (1996). Yet Another Revolution? Defusing the Dynamical System Theorists' Attack on Mental Representations. Presidential Address to Society of Philosophy and Psychology.
Richard Schneer (1947). Famine in Bengal: 1943. Science and Society 11 (2):168 - 179.
Richard T. Hull (ed.) (1994). A Quarter Century of Value Inquiry: Presidential Addresses of the American Society for Value Inquiry. Rodopi.
Added to index2010-08-10
Total downloads2 ( #686,123 of 1,907,141 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #467,622 of 1,907,141 )
How can I increase my downloads?