SV: History of Sanskrit studies
rbm49 at EXT.CANTERBURY.AC.NZ
Mon Nov 1 19:23:37 UTC 2004
On Mon, Nov 01, 2004 at 05:51:24PM +0100, Lars Martin Fosse wrote:
> I should perhaps explain why: The university of Oslo has somewhat
> high-handedly introduced a course on "research methods in Asian
> I have proposed a course for Sanskritists more in line with what
> they actually need, and a history of the subject would be very
For method, de Jong could be supplemented with:
JIABS 18(2) Winter 1995
Seyfort Ruegg, Some reflections on the place of philosophy in the
study of Buddhism, pp. 145ff.
Gomez, Unspoken paradigms: meanderings through the metaphors of a
field, pp. 183ff.
Cabezon, Buddhist Studies as a discipline and the role of theory,
Tillemans, Remarks on philology, pp. 279ff.
Hubbard, Upping the ante: budstud at millenium.end.edu, pp. 309ff.
On interpretation and translation see:
P. J. Griffiths. Buddhist hybrid english: Some notes on philology
and hermeneutics for buddhologists. Journal of the International
Association of Buddhist Studies (Madison, Wisconsin), 4:2:7-32,
For a case study of various approaches to one author:
Tuck, A. P., Isogenesis: Western Readings of Nâgârjuna & the
Philosophy of Scholarship, Ph.D. thesis, Princeton University
-, Comparative Philosophy and the Philosophy of Scholarship: On
the Western Interpretation of Nâgârjuna (New York & Oxford: Oxford
University Press, 1990).
And finally, on the consequences of an `insufficient philological
outfit' -- all too common it seems -- see an early note in:
C. Lindtner. Nagarjuniana: Studies in the Writings and Philosophy of
Nâgârjuna (Copenhagen: Akademisk Forlag, 1982)
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