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The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Emotions in Classical Indian Philosophy
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The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Emotions in Classical Indian Philosophy (Hardback)

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Drawing on a rich variety of Indian texts across multiple traditions, including Vedanta, Buddhist, Yoga and Jain, this collection explores how emotional experience is framed, evoked and theorized in order to offer compelling insights into human subjectivity.

Rather than approaching emotion through the prism of Western theory, a team of leading Indian philosophers showcase the unique literary texture, philosophical reflections and theoretical paradigms that classical Indian sources provide in their own right. From solitude in the Saundarananda and psychosomatic theories of disease in the Yogavasistha to female lament in Greek, Sinhala Buddhist and Sanskrit epic tales, their chapters reveal the range and diversity of the phenomena encompassing the English term 'emotion'. In doing so, they contribute towards a more cosmopolitan, comparative and pluralistic conception of human experience.

Adopting a broad phenomenological methodology, this handbook reframes debates on emotion within classical Indian thought and is an invaluable resource for researchers and students seeking to understand the field beyond the Western tradition.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesNon-Western philosophyOriental & Indian philosophyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesWestern philosophyWestern philosophy, from c 1900 -Phenomenology & Existentialism Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC Publication Date: 08/04/2021 ISBN-13: 9781350167773  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Maria Heim is Professor of Religion and Elizabeth W. Bruss Reader at Amherst College, USA. Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad is Professor of Comparative Religion and Philosophy and Associate Dean for Research in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Lancaster University, UK. Roy Tzohar is Associate Professor in the Department of East and South Asian Studies at Tel Aviv University, Israel.

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