Wykład "Body and self in Śrīvaiṣṇavism. A "hands-on" discussion of Veṅkaṭanātha's Seśvaramīmāṃsā (ad 1.1.5)"

Termin: 27.01.2016

Zakład Języków i Kultur Indii i Azji Południowej IO UJ

zaprasza na wykład:

dr Elisa Freschi (Institute for the Cultural and Intellectual History of Asia, Wiedeń)

BODY AND SELF IN ŚRĪVAIṢṆAVISM. A "hands-on" discussion of Veṅkaṭanātha's Seśvaramīmāṃsā (ad 1.1.5)


Viśiṣṭādvaita Vedānta is one of the main schools of theistic Vedānta, active in South India throughout the second millennium. Veṅkaṭanātha, also known with the honorific title of Vedānta Deśika and traditionally dated to 1269--1370 was one of its main thinkers and surely its main systematiser. During this workshop we will read an excerpt of Veṅkaṭanātha's Seśvaramīmāṃsā. This is a key text in the work of Veṅkaṭanātha, where he faces the challenges of the Pūrva Mīmāṃsā school, which was at his time at a more mature stage of development than Viśiṣṭādvaita Vedānta. The Pūrva Mīmāṃsā is an atheist school, so that the confrontation with it and Veṅkaṭanātha's attempt to incorporate it in a single system with Viśiṣṭādvaita Vedānta will require important efforts on his side. We will examine them in an excerpt from his commentary on the Pūrva Mīmāṃsā Sūtra 1.1.5, where the topic of the persistence of the subject is discussed. The discussion is triggered by the problem of the persistence of a subject of ritual action who can then later enjoy the future fruits of the ritual action. However, the discussion has a great importance also for Veṅkaṭanātha's theistic agenda, which needs to prove the existence of individual souls.

27.01.2016 (środa), godz. 11.00

Kolegium Śląskie, Al. Mickiewicza 3, s. 402 (IV piętro)

Data opublikowania: 10.02.2014
Osoba publikująca: Anna Nitecka