Leiden Indian Philosophy Symposium (LIPS1)

Posted on behalf of Lucas den Boer: May 20, 2016 – at Leiden University. More details available at https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/events/2016/05/leiden-indian-philosophy-symposium-lips    The conference focuses on philosophical problems in the Indian tradition. Alex Watson (Ashoka University) will deliver a keynote on “God, Continue reading

Brief Book Notes on Beckwith, Carpenter, and Siderits/Katsura, by Ethan Mills

As the Book Review Editor for this blog, I invite readers to submit their own reviews (see: http://indianphilosophyblog.org/book-reviews/).   To encourage interest in book reviews, I’m trying something a little different: brief book notes, or what you might call a “review Continue reading

The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Indian Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art (Arindam Chakrabarti, ed.), reviewed by Jay L. Garfield

Aesthetics, while always somewhat peripheral to Western philosophy, has always been at the center of Indian philosophy. It is therefore essential, if one wants to understand debates in Indian philosophy, to attend to Indian aesthetic theory. Moreover, because of this Continue reading

Of “White Buddhism”

[Cross-posted from Love of All Wisdom.] Mindfulness meditation has become so mainstream that it’s not just doctors who prescribe it. A couple weeks ago, Boston University had a workshop on mindfulness for its information-technology staff. Google made a splash for Continue reading

Beckwith on the lateness, corruption, and lack of scholarly editions of Indian sources on early Buddhism

GUEST POST* BY: Monte Ransome Johnson, Philosophy Department, UC, San Diego I’d like to thank the editors of this blog for inviting me to post here, and for allowing me to introduce myself. I work in the Philosophy Department at Continue reading