Evolving perspectives on science and history: A chronicle of modern india's scientific enchantment and disenchantment (1850-1980) [Book Review]
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Social Epistemology 11 (1):3 – 24 (1997)
This paper chronicles the cycles of scientism and romanticism that structure the discourse on science and technology in India since 1850. However, it does not promise a detailed review of this enormous archive. On the contrary, it aspires to identify the principle concerns, the important interlocutors, the prevalent frameworks and contextualizes them socio-politically, in both their local and global embodiments. In historical time, as has been suggested elsewhere, the scientism-romanticism dialectic acquires diversified formulations. This review suggests that in post-colonial India there has been an attempt to situate science within culture across this essential dichotomy.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||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
Carl Martin Allwood (2011). On the Foundation of the Indigenous Psychologies. Social Epistemology 25 (1):3-14.
Jennifer Croissant, John Angus Campbell, Richard C. Jennings, Robert G. Hudson, Paul Rosen, Linda L. Layne, Roland Bal & Dhruv Raina (1998). Book Review. [REVIEW] Social Epistemology 12 (2):153-213.
Shiju Sam Varughese (2012). Where Are the Missing Masses? The Quasi-Publics and Non-Publics of Technoscience. Minerva 50 (2):239-254.
Similar books and articles
Sabyasachi Bhattacharya (ed.) (2007). Development of Modern Indian Thought and the Social Sciences. Oxford University Press.
Mohd Hazim Shah (2007). The Rise of Paradigmatic Monism and Its Cultural Implications. The Proceedings of the Twenty-First World Congress of Philosophy 7:81-86.
Joseph S. Alter (2004). Yoga in Modern India: The Body Between Science and Philosophy. Princeton University Press.
Konrad Fuchs (1983). Science, State, Patrons. The Origin of Modern Scientific Policy in Great Britain 1850-1920. Philosophy and History 16 (2):150-151.
R. M. Pujari, Pradeep Kolhe & N. R. Kumar (eds.) (2006). Pride of India : A Glimpse Into India's Scientific Heritage. Samskrita Bharati.
H. J. C. Larwood (1958). Science in India Before 1850. British Journal of Educational Studies 7 (1):36 - 49.
Added to index2009-02-01
Total downloads9 ( #231,597 of 1,700,303 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #362,609 of 1,700,303 )
How can I increase my downloads?