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O Quanto Somos Modernos? As contradições culturais da modernidade da Índia

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Author(s): Meera Nanda

Journal: REVER - Revista de Estudos da Religião
ISSN 1677-1222

Issue: 1;
Start page: 164;
Date: 2007;
Original page

Keywords: Indian science | reason | Enlightenment | cosmology | epistemology | the Vedas

ABSTRACT
This essay examines the intellectual sources of the cultural contradictions of India’s modernity. Rather than bring religion under the limits of scientific reason, India has witnessed a steady co-option of science into the spirit-based cosmology and epistemology of “the Vedas.” The history, logic and social consequences of this counter-Enlightenment are examined.
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