Tantric Visual Culture Hardback

A Cognitive Approach

by Sthaneshwar Timalsina;

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Tantric Visual Culture

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Indian culture relies greatly on visual expression, and this book uses both classical Indian and contemporary Western philosophies and current studies on cognitive sciences, and applies them to contextualize Tantric visual culture. The work selects aspects of Tantric language and the practice of visualization, with the central premise to engage cognitive theories while studying images. It utilizes the contemporary theories of metaphor and cognitive blend, the theory of metonymy, and a holographic theory of epistemology with a focus on concept formation and its application to the study of myths and images. In addition, it applies the classical aesthetic theory of rasa to unravel the meaning of opaque images. This philosophical and cognitive analysis allows materials from Indian culture to be understood in a new light, while engaging contemporary theories of cognitive science and semantics. The book demonstrates how the domains of meaning and philosophy can be addressed within any culture without reducing their intrinsic cultural significance.
By addressing these key aspects of Tantric traditions through this approach, this book initiates a much-needed dialogue between Indian and Western theories, while encouraging introspection with the Indic traditions themselves. It will be of interest to those studying and researching Religion, Philosophy and South Asian Culture.

Tantric Visual Culture by Sthaneshwar Timalsina was published by Taylor & Francis Ltd in February 2015. The ISBN for Tantric Visual Culture is 9781138812840.

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Details for Tantric Visual Culture

Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd (February 2015)
Number of Pages190
Thickness13 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4300820
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