The Study of Jyotiḥśāstra and the Uses of Philosophy of Science

Journal of Indian Philosophy 36 (5-6):587-597 (2008)
This is one of a group of essays (collected in this issue of the journal) about methodological considerations that have arisen for the project on the “Sanskrit knowledge systems on the eve of colonialism.” For the history of the exact sciences in Sanskrit, or Jyotiḥśāstra, in the early modern period, there are special problems. These have to do with the historically anomalous status of the exact sciences among the śāstras or Sanskrit knowledge systems, and with the predominantly “internalist” method by which most recent research on Jyotiḥśāstra has been carried out. The essay considers the usefulness for tackling these problems of recent writing elsewhere in the history and philosophy of science, especially the work of Hacking
Keywords Sanskrit knowledge systems on the eve of colonialism  Exact sciences in Sanskrit  Jyotiḥśāstra  Early modern  History of science  Philosophy of science
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DOI 10.1007/s10781-008-9037-9
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Ian Hacking (1982). Language, Truth and Reason. In Martin Hollis & Steven Lukes (eds.), Rationality and Relativism. MIT Press. pp. 48--66.

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