Religious and Philosophical Thought of Jīva Goswāmī in the Indological Literature of the 19th – the First Half of the 20th century (as an Example of the Orientalistic Stereotype)
Articles: The History of Philosophy
The article deals with such influential Indological publications devoted to the history of Indian philosophy as: H. T. Colebrooke. “On the Philosophy of the Hindus” (1837),F.M.M ller.“TheSixSystemsofIndianPhilosophy”(1899),R.G.Bhandarkar. “Vai avism, aivism and Minor Religious Systems” (1913), S. Radhakrishnan. “Indian Philosophy” (Vol. 2, 1927), M. Hiriyanna “Outlines of Indian Philosophy” (1932), S. Chatterjee,Dh.Datta.“An Introduction to Indian Philosophy”(1939),S.Dasgupta.“A History of Indian Philosophy” (Vol. IV, 1949).
The analysis of those books shows that J va Gosw m ’s religious and philosophical thought, which was theistic, for a long time was either not reflected at all (e.g., Colebrooke, M ller, Hiriyanna, Chatterjee & Datta), or displayed very briefly (e.g., Bhandarkar, Rad- hakrishnan), or without proper assessment (e.g., Dasgupta). This particular case illustrates a general erroneous tendency in Indological studies of the 19th-the first half of the 20th century, according to which the Indian philosophy was considered, first of all, as monistic and impersonalized or advaitic. European Orientalists were at the root of this stereotype.
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