AW: [INDOLOGY] Theories of light, vision or optics

Eli Franco franco at RZ.UNI-LEIPZIG.DE
Mon Oct 11 13:08:00 UTC 2010

Dear Agathe,
There is an outstanding paper (even if I say so myself) by Karin Preisendanz:
"On ātmendriyamanorthasannikarṣa and the Nyāya-Vaiśeṣika Theory of Vision". Berliner Indologische Studien 4/5 (1989), 141-213.
It contains much more than the title suggests, e.g., comparisons between Indian and Greek optics.
Best wishes,

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Von: Indology [mailto:INDOLOGY at] Im Auftrag von Agathe Keller
Gesendet: Montag, 11. Oktober 2010 14:47
Betreff: [INDOLOGY] Theories of light, vision or optics

  Dear all,

A colleague historian of physics asks me for good secondary literature 
on theories of light, vision or optics, in ancient and medieval India. 
I've copied for him Subbarayapa's chapter on the history of physics in a 
Concise History of Science, INSA, 1971, for starters, but was wondering 
if were available more recent and detailed studies on such topics in 
more specific nyayavaizesika, buddhist or ayurvedic texts for example.



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