[INDOLOGY] New Book

Joanna Jurewicz j.jurewicz at uw.edu.pl
Sun Oct 23 09:07:08 EDT 2016


Dear Howard,

Thank you very much!

best,

Joanna


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dr hab. Joanna Jurewicz, prof. UW
Katedra Azji Południowej /Chair of South Asia
Wydział Orientalistyczny / Faculty of Oriental Studies
Uniwersytet Warszawski /University of Warsaw
ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28
00-927 Warszawa
https://uw.academia.edu/JoannaJurewicz

2016-10-23 15:02 GMT+02:00 Howard Resnick <hr at ivs.edu>:

> This may be easier for some of us:
>
> https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_seeall_1?rh=k%3Afire%
> 5Cc+death%5Cc+and+philosophy%2Ci%3Astripbooks&keywords=
> fire%2C+death%2C+and+philosophy&ie=UTF8&qid=1477227624
> <https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_nr_seeall_1?rh=k:fire%5Cc+death%5Cc+and+philosophy,i:stripbooks&keywords=fire,+death,+and+philosophy&ie=UTF8&qid=1477227624>
>
>
> On Oct 23, 2016, at 6:41 AM, Joanna Jurewicz <j.jurewicz at uw.edu.pl> wrote:
>
> Dear All,
>
> I am happy to inform that my new book "Fire, Death and Philosophy. A
> History of Ancient Indian Thinking" has just appeared. You can find the
> book at http://www.24naukowa.pl
> <http://www.24naukowa.pl/modules.php?name=Sklep&plik=wyszukaj&searchconditions=YToyOntzOjk6InF1ZXJ5dHlwZSI7czozOiJhbGwiO3M6NjoidHRpdGxlIjtzOjI1OiJmaXJlK2RlYXRoK2FuZCtwaGlsb3NvcGh5Ijt9>
>
> Best,
>
> Joanna
>
> *Abstract:*
>
> This monograph is a continuation of the research presented in 'Fire and
> Cognition in the Ṛgveda' (2010). The sources which I analyze here are: the
> late hymns of the Ṛgveda, the “philosophical” hymns of the Atharvaveda,
> cosmogonies of the Śatapatha Brāhmaṇa and selected parts of the oldest
> Upaniṣads, composed before the Buddha (Bṛhadāraṇyaka, Chāndogya,
> Aitareya,  Taittirīya and Kauṣītaki). The basic claims of the research are
> as follows. Firstly, the composers of these texts continue the metaphysical
> assumptions of the Ṛgveda, according to which fire is the metaphysical
> principle  underlying  reality. This continuity is expressed not only in
> the exegesis expressed in the texts, but also in the ritual practice which
> is presented in detail in the Śatapatha Brāhmaṇa.  Secondly, the diachronic
> approach allows me to track how the thought changed, how new concepts and
> theories appear and develop. It also allows me to propose  possible reasons
> for these changes. Thirdly, my approach allows me to reconstruct the belief
> in rebirth which is presented in these texts. As in my previous book, my
> tools are traditional philology and cognitive linguistics, because the
> features of these texts are similar to the Ṛgveda and their explicit form
> is difficult to comprehend, especially as far as the philosophical content
> is concerned. The early Indian texts open the way to the beginnings of
> human philosophical thinking and show that abstract and general thinking
> can be created in the oral tradition.
>
>
> ---
> dr hab. Joanna Jurewicz, prof. UW
> Katedra Azji Południowej /Chair of South Asia
> Wydział Orientalistyczny / Faculty of Oriental Studies
> Uniwersytet Warszawski /University of Warsaw
> ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28
> 00-927 Warszawa
> https://uw.academia.edu/JoannaJurewicz
> <Fire,Death and Philosophy. A History of Ancient Indian Thinking_cover.pdf>
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