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o. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Karin Preisendanz
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Preisendanz, K. (Interviewee), & Tretina, K. (Editorial Journalist). (2019). Shiva – Glücksverheißer und Zerstörer. Radio show, ORF Ö1.

Preisendanz, K. (Interviewee), & Tretina, K. (Editorial Journalist). (2019). Vishnu – Gott aus der Ewigkeit. Radio show, ORF Ö1.

Preisendanz, K., & Franco, E. (Eds.) (2019). Hetuvidyā and the Science of Pramāṇa: The South Asian Scene and East Asian Developments. Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften (ÖAW). Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Südasiens Vol. 56-57

Preisendanz, K., & Franco, E. (2019). Preface. In K. Preisendanz, & E. Franco (Eds.), Hetuvidyā and the Science of Pramāṇa: The South Asian Scene and East Asian Developments (Vol. 56-57, pp. 5-18). Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften (ÖAW). Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Südasiens Vol. 56-57 https://doi.org/10.1553/wzks2015-2018s5

Preisendanz, K. (2019). Vaiśeṣika. In K. A. Jacobsen, H. Basu, A. Malinar, & V. Narayanan (Eds.), Brill's Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online Brill. https://doi.org/10.1163/2212-5019_beh_COM_9000000077


Preisendanz, K. (2018). Introduction. In K. Baier, P. A. Maas, & K. Preisendanz (Eds.), Yoga in Transformation: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives (pp. 7-17). V&R unipress, Vienna University Press. Wiener Forum für Theologie und Religionswissenschaft Vol. 16

Preisendanz, K. (2018). Text Segmentation, Chapter Naming and the Transmission of Embedded Texts in South Asia, with Special Reference to the Medical and Philosophical Traditions as Exemplified by the Carakasaṃhitā and the Nyāyasūtra. In F. Bretelle-Establet, & S. Schmitt (Eds.), Pieces and Parts in Scientific Texts (pp. 159-220). Springer. Why the Sciences of the Ancient World Matter Vol. 1

Preisendanz, K., Baier, K., & Maas, P. A. (Eds.) (2018). Yoga in Transformation: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives . V&R unipress, Vienna University Press. Wiener Forum für Theologie und Religionswissenschaft Vol. 16

Oberhammer, G., & Preisendanz, K. (Ed.) (2016). Monistische Gotteslehre und Spiritualität Vāmanadattas: Ein religionshermeneutischer Versuch. Sammlung De Nobili. Publications of the De Nobili Research Library / Occasional Papers Vol. 9

Preisendanz, K. (2015). Between Affirmation and Rejection: Attitudes towards the Body in Ancient South Asia from the Ṛgveda to Early Classical Medicine. In G. Melville, & C. Ruta (Eds.), Thinking the Body as a Basis, Provocation and Burden of Life: Studies in Intercultural and Historical Contexts (pp. 113-144). Walter de Gruyter. Challenges of Life. Essays on Philosophical and Cultural Anthropology Vol. 2

Preisendanz, K. (2015). Johannes Cornelis Heesterman: Nachruf. In Almanach (pp. 617-624). Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften (ÖAW). Almanach Vol. 163/164

Preisendanz, K. (2015). Sorge(n) im Rahmen des Strebens nach Vollkommenheit: Überlegungen zum Phänomen anhand ausgewählter indischer Vorstellungen und Modelle. In G. Melville, G. Vogt-Spira, & M. Breitenstein (Eds.), Sorge (pp. 229-248). Böhlau Verlag. Europäische Grundbegriffe im Wandel. Verlangen nach Vollkommenheit Vol. 2

Preisendanz, K., MacDonald, A., & Werba, C. H. (Eds.) (2015). Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Südasiens. Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften (ÖAW). Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde Südasiens

Srinivasan, S. A., Preisendanz, K. (Ed.), Oberhammer, G. (Ed.), & Podzeit, U. (Ed.) (2014). Hinduismus und ökologische Ethik. Sammlung De Nobili. Publications of the De Nobili Research Library / Occasional Papers Vol. 8


Preisendanz, K. (2013). Logic, Debate and Epistemology in Ancient Indian Medical Science: An Investigation into the History and Historiography of Indian Philosophy Part I. In D. Wujastyk, A. Cerulli, & K. Preisendanz (Eds.), Medical Texts & Manuscripts in Indian Cultural History (pp. 63-139). Manohar Publishers.

Wujastyk, D., Cerulli, A., & Preisendanz, K. (Eds.) (2013). Medical Texts and Manuscripts in Indian Cultural History. Manohar Publishers.

Franco, E., Preisendanz, K., Oberhammer, G., & Podzeit, U. (Eds.) (2013). Periodization and Historiography of Indian Philosophy. Sammlung De Nobili. Publications of the De Nobili Research Library Vol. 37

Killingley, D., Preisendanz, K. (Ed.), Oberhammer, G. (Ed.), & Podzeit, U. (Ed.) (2013). Polemic and Dialogue in Rammohun Roy. Sammlung De Nobili. Publications of the De Nobili Research Library / Occasional Papers Vol. 7

Early Classical Āyurveda and the Buddhist Tradition: An Investigation into the Buddhist Background of Indian Medical Thought

Karin Preisendanz (Speaker)

17 Sep 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Die Bibliothek ‘Sammlung De Nobili’ und die Entstehungsgeschichte des Vereins

Karin Preisendanz (Speaker)

28 Jun 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Sītā und Rāma: Das perfekte Paar

Karin Preisendanz (Speaker)

1 Apr 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public


Forest-Dwelling Hermits as a Brahminical Elite in Ancient South Asian Imagination

Karin Preisendanz (Speaker)

20 Oct 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Welcome: Deontic reasoning: From ancient texts to artificial intelligence

Karin Preisendanz (Speaker)

11 Jun 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Nature – The Ambivalent Basis of Human Life: Perspectives on the Conceptualization of Nature and its Meaning for Human Life from Pre-modern South Asia

Karin Preisendanz (Speaker)

5 Sep 20178 Sep 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


The Nyāyabhāṣya

Karin Preisendanz (Speaker)

31 Jul 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Impediments to Perception in the Early History of Indian Philosophy

Karin Preisendanz (Speaker)

14 Nov 201515 Nov 2015

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


The Physician as a Compassionate ‘Master of Life’: On the Historical and Cultural Background of Classical Āyurveda

Karin Preisendanz (Speaker)

28 Jun 20152 Jul 2015

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Editing a Foundational Work on Classical Indian Medicine: The Printed Editions of the Carakasaṃhitā in Context

Karin Preisendanz (Speaker)

1 Dec 20144 Dec 2014

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Hindu and Buddhist Monasticism

Karin Preisendanz (Speaker)

18 Jul 2014

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


The Buddhist Background of the Indian Medical Science. Some Reflections and Problems

Karin Preisendanz (Speaker)

29 Apr 2014

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Between Affirmation and Rejection. Attitudes Towards the Body in Ancient South Asia. From the Ṛgveda to Early Classical Medicine

Karin Preisendanz (Speaker)

8 Apr 201410 Apr 2014

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Towards a Taxonomy of Text Segmentation

Karin Preisendanz (Speaker)

20 Mar 2014

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther




Editing a Foundational Work on Classical Indian Medicine: The Printed Editions of the Carakasaṃhitā in Context

Karin Preisendanz (Speaker)

17 Jun 201321 Jun 2013

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Indische Gottesvorstellungen

Karin Preisendanz (Contributor)

6 Dec 2012

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Indische Gottesvorstellungen

Karin Preisendanz (Speaker)

6 Dec 2012

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Indische Modelle

Karin Preisendanz (Contributor)

31 Oct 2012

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Classical Nyāya

Karin Preisendanz (Contributor)

15 Oct 2012

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Der Ayurveda und die Rekonstruktion seiner ältesten Quelle

Karin Preisendanz (Contributor)

28 Sep 2011

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The Concept of Means of Knowledge in Early Classical Āyurverdic Literature

Karin Preisendanz (Contributor)

2 May 2011

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The Notion of the 'Means of Knowledge' and Their Relevance for the Development of Classical Indian Philosophy

Karin Preisendanz (Speaker)

13 Jan 2011

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Cakrapāṇidatta and the Transmission of the Text of the Carakasaṃhitā

Karin Preisendanz (Speaker)

13 Nov 2010

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Die Induskultur : Faszination und Rätsel einer Hochkultur des frühen Südasien

Karin Preisendanz (Contributor)

28 Oct 2010

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther




Language and Identity in the Context of Pre-Modern Indian Xenology

Karin Preisendanz (Speaker)

15 Sep 2009

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther




Die Indus-Kultur: Eine frühe Hochkultur in Südasien

Karin Preisendanz (Speaker)

13 Jan 2009

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


On Some Ritual Elements in the Carakasamhita

Karin Preisendanz (Invited speaker)

28 Aug 2008

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


The History of Sanskrit Studies in Austria: Past and Present

Karin Preisendanz (Invited speaker)

27 Aug 2008

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Unravelling Caraka Samhita -- Experiences with the Primary Literature of Ayurveda

Karin Preisendanz (Invited speaker)

25 Aug 2008

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Did Indian Logic Originate in the Medical Science?

Karin Preisendanz (Invited speaker)

22 Aug 2008

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On Caraka Samhita Vimanasthana 8, prose 13-14

Karin Preisendanz (Speaker)

19 Aug 2008

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Indische Philosophen in vorkolonialer Zeit

Karin Preisendanz (Invited speaker)

13 Mar 2008

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Bericht über den aktuellen Stand und die Methodologie des Woolner-Projektes

Karin Preisendanz (Invited speaker)

6 Dec 2007

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionOther


Metaphysik und Epistemologie des Nyãya III

Preisendanz, K. & Graheli, A.

1/05/1230/09/16

Project: Research funding


Philosophie und Medizin im frühklassischen Indien III

Preisendanz, K., Angermeier, V., Jäger, H., Kintaert, T., Pecchia, C., Robl, D. & Wujastyk, D.

1/04/1131/03/16

Project: Research funding



Die Sanskrit-Manuskripte der Woolner-Sammlung, Lahore

Preisendanz, K., Kintaert, T., Trikha, H. & Wujastyk, D.

1/11/0728/02/11

Project: Research funding


Philosophie und Medizin im frühklassischen Indien II

Preisendanz, K., Maas, P. A., MacDonald, A. & Pecchia, C.

1/08/0730/11/10

Project: Research funding


Metaphysik und Epistemologie des Nyāya II

Preisendanz, K., Cuneo, D., Graheli, A., Muroya, Y. & Kang, S. Y.

1/11/0630/09/11

Project: Research funding


Metaphysik und Epistemologie des Nyāya I

Preisendanz, K., Muroya, Y. & Kang, S. Y.

1/08/0430/09/06

Project: Research funding


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