The Concept of Emotion in Classical Indian Philosophy

[Revised entry by Joerg Tuske on July 26, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Most discussions of the term "emotion" in classical Indian literature take place in the context the rasa theory
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[Revised entry by Joerg Tuske on July 26, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Most discussions of the term "emotion" in classical Indian literature take place in the context the rasa theory of Indian aesthetics. The word rasa can mean juice, sap, essence, condiment or even flavour and refers to the different sentiments invoked by a work of art, for example a piece of music. However, this entry focuses on the emotions in Indian philosophical thinking outside of the realm of aesthetics. While there is no equivalent for the term "emotion" in Sanskrit, the concept nevertheless plays an...

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