This volume critically examines the role of science in the humanities and social sciences. It studies how cultures and societies in South Asia and Europe underwent a transformation with the adoption or adaptation of scientific methods, turning ancient cultural processes and phenomena into an enhanced scientific structure.
The essays in this book,
Drawing on textual material, extensive fieldwork and in-depth interviews, this book will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of philosophy, Indology, history , linguistics, history and philosophy of science, and social science..
Part I: Scientification and Scientism in India Introduction to Part I 1. The Art of Grammar in Context: ‘Science’, Human Interest, and the Construction of Cultural and Political Worlds 2. Sanskrit and Computer Science 3. Mathematics and Vedic Mathematics 4.The Birth of the (Exorcism) Clinic: Media, Modernity, and the Jinn 5.The Science Question in Alternative Agricultures: Zero Budget Natural Farming and the Emergence of Agronomical Pluralism in India 6. Counting Food? The Pitfalls of Caloric Conception of Nutrition and Alternative Theories of Food 7. Thinking About Agriculture in an Industrialising Economy: An Essay Part II: Philosophical and Anthropological Foundations in the European History of Science Introduction to Part II: Philosophy, Anthropology and History of the Humanities 8. The Dominance of Scientific Knowledge and the Devaluation of Other Forms of Knowledge 9. Modernity, Colonialism and the "Science of Language" 10. Scientism of Early Modern Age and the Prevailing Scholastic Discourse on principium individuationis 11. Prolegomenon to the Study of Science and Religion. A Philosophical and Historical Reflection 12. Technoscientific Knowledge versus Deep Knowledge 13. Science Cannot Do It Alone: Habits, Environment, and the Enchantment of Beauty 14. Knowledge and Science in the Art of Living 15. Transforming Knowledge into Cognitive Basis of Policies: A Cosmopolitan from Below Approach 16. The Limits of Science from the Standpoint of Philosophy