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On the Western reception of Indian Aesthetics

Wilkinson, Robert (2003). On the Western reception of Indian Aesthetics. In: Sasaki, Ken-ichi and Otabe, Tanehisa eds. The Great Book of Aesthetics (CD-ROM). Tokyo: Japanese Society of Aesthetics.

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Abstract

This is an essay in comparative aesthetics. The history of the reception of Indian aesthetics in the UK is a history of non-reception. This essay argues that the reasons for this neglect go beyond cultural arrogance, and can be traced to deep differences in the philosophical presuppositions of Indian and Western aesthetics respectively, especially those rooted in non-Western goal of nirvana.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2003 Unknown
ISBN: 4-9901701-0-5, 978-4-9901701-0-3
Extra Information: 15th International Congress of Aesthetics Japan 2001 proceedings
Keywords: Indian aesthetics; nirvana; comparative aesthetics
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > Philosophy
Item ID: 5775
Depositing User: Bob Wilkinson
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2006
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2012 16:14
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/5775
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