Early modern Sanskrit thought and the quest for a perfect understanding of property

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Early modern Sanskrit thought and the quest for a perfect understanding of property

Type: Article / Letter to editor
Title: Early modern Sanskrit thought and the quest for a perfect understanding of property
Author: Kroll, E.
Source: IIAS Newsletter, 43, 12 (2007)
Publisher: IIAS, Leiden
Issue Date: 2007
Keywords: History
Sanskrit
Modernity
Abstract: In Sanskrit discourse, discussions about property and ownership traditionally belonged to two disciplines: hermeneutics (mimamsa) and moral-legal science (dharma-sastra). Scholars of hermeneutics tended to ponder the question of what motivated people to acquire and alienate property, and scholars of moral-legal science contemplated exactly how people did acquire, use and alienate property. Beginning in the 16th century, however, a remarkable disciplinary shift occurred.
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/12787
 

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