January 04, 2015

Speculative chronology and fresh myths

Tweets: vintage michel danino: sane, factual, devastating. "ihc should realize blame for distortions is at their door[step]"

Where Dr. Shashi Tharoor writes about ancient India's immense contribution to Maths, science, astronomy. This in 2003.

Science and Religion. A Historical Introduction

Descartes’ Ontological Argument And What It Means For How We Understand Philosophy

The Need For An External Form Of the Divine

“voices being raised in certain influential quarters on the need to rewrite Indian history through an abundant use of ancient mythology and speculative chronology, while fresh myths, like that of Indians originally peopling the whole world, are being created.” - See more at 

The Crest of the Peacock: Non-European Roots of Mathematics – 2010 by George Gheverghese Joseph

Minding the Modernposted by Thomas Pfau


To stipulate that we cannot appraise the thrust and significance of ideas and concepts independent of the historical context supposed to have generated them means preemptively to subordinate philosophical and theological hermeneutics to historical narratives. 
Yet such narratives don’t just write themselves but rest on myriad interpretive choices. The very labor of specifying and rendering intelligible historical contexts—both for those inhabiting them and for historians belatedly returning to them—actually presupposes conceptual frameworks (not necessarily explicit) on which all hermeneutic practice depends. 

The Geography of Thought by Richard E. Nisbett 

Injunction and denotation in the Veda

andrew ollett at The Indian Philosophy Blog 
What are the principles by which we divide texts into portions, and why would we want to do that in the first place? What Elisa has referred to as “the prescriptive portion of the Veda” is what Mīmāṃsā authors call →

Follow the Judeo-Vedic Savitri Era Religion

Tusar Nath Mohapatra at Savitri Era 
In the long history of the cycles of civilisation in the world many details have vanished & hence it's conjectural to claim cultural purity. Debating over how people of different religions behave with each other is futile exercise. Sri Aurobindo tells to say goodbye to old faiths. 
Period during which Kings were competing with each other by building huge temples establishing their claim to fame can be called Stone Age. Savitri Era urges to extricate yourself from the hegemony of temples and mythology and apply the principles of Self-Perfection upon oneself. In order to judge if something... more »

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