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Voice of Senses

Traditional Thought and Modern Science

This volume is devoted to a thorough understanding of the concept of senses as it has been interpreted in the ancient Asian traditions with particular reference to Indian religious and philosophical thought. It examines the fun....read below

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This volume is devoted to a thorough understanding of the concept of senses as it has been interpreted in the ancient Asian traditions with particular reference to Indian religious and philosophical thought. It examines the functions of the sense-organs and the perception of them adopting a sociological and scientific approach.

The first part of the presentation comments on the recurring cycle of Five Senses in Chinese, Tibetan and Indian philosophy. It takes up ancient knowledge on the senses as can be gained from the Vedas and the Upanishads, the Buddhist Abhidharma text and Jainism, as also from Islamic and Christian philosophies. They relate functioning of the sense-organs to aesthetic perception.

Articles in the second part examine ethnic-cultural communities' responses to senses and attribution of functions to them, as, for instance, the importance attached to the senses by the traditional snake-charmers. They study responses by plant and animal life to their environment and inquire into the biological processes involved in sense perceptions. Modern technology is discussed as imitating the Five Senses.

These articles should be of benefit to scholars interested in learning about the different aspects of Indian religious and philosophical perceptions.

  • Foreword By :
  • Binding: : Hardbound
  • 13 Digit ISBN : 9788124604090
  • 10 Digit ISBN : 8124604096
  • Edition : 1st edition
  • Year : 2007
  • Pages : ix, 236p.
  • Bibliographic Details : Index
  • Size : 23 cm
  • Weight (approx.) : 500 gm

Transliteration Chart 
Introduction 

-- Baidyanath Saraswati

Part I : Philosophy and Religion

1. Tagore's Congregational Addresses on Seeing and Hearing

-- Sitansu Ray

2. The Senses

-- Uma Marina Vesci

3. The Five Senses Theory : Indian Approach

-- Niradbaran Mandal Kavyatarkatirtha

4. Human Sense-Organs : As Described in the Buddhist Abhidharma

-- S.K. Pathak

5. Senses in Jainism

-- Bashistha Narayan Sinha

6. Senses and Human Understanding

-- B.D. Tripathi

7. Human Senses and Their Purpose

-- K.N. Sahay

8. Function of Sense-Organs in Aesthetic Perception

-- Kalpika Mukherjee

9. Conceptual Understanding of "Five Agents"(Senses) in Chinese

-- Arttatrana Nayak

10. Sensitivity of Japan

-- Hikotaro Furuta  

11. Dual Nature of Senses : Islamic View

-- A.S. Inam Shastri

12. Christian Understanding of Five Senses

-- D.M. Solomon

Part II : Science and Society

13. Santal Perception of Organs and the Senses

-- Onkar Prasad

14. Function of the Sense-Organs in the Snake-catching Technology

-- Sanghamitra Pal

15. Animal Behaviour During Natural Disaster: and Their Role for the Welfare of Mankind

-- Saroj Kr. Pyne and Gautam Samanta

16. Plant Response to External Stimuli

-- Somasish Ghosh Dastidar and Manojit Debnath

17. Bioinformatics of Perception

-- S.N. Ojha

18. Modern Technology to Imitate Five Senses

-- Ajeya Jha and H.K.D. Sarma

19. Socio-cultural Construction of Senses and Post-modern Society

-- Umesh K. Singh

20. The Five Senses Theory

-- Henrik Janne

The Contributors 
Index

 

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