Submitted to the blog by Ayon Maharaj Call for Submissions in Hindu & Cross-Cultural Philosophy of Religion: International Journal of Hindu Studies I am Section Editor of the International Journal of Hindu Studies, overseeing submissions in Hindu and Cross-Cultural Philosophy Continue reading
My continuing dispute with Maria Heim and Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad, over the ideas of Buddhaghosa, now returns to where it began: the distinction between ultimate (paramattha) and conventional (sammuti or vohāra). Heim and Ram-Prasad admit that for some Buddhist traditions these Continue reading
Friends, I’ve been teaching the Bhagavad Gītā in Indian philosophy and World philosophy courses for over a decade, as well as incorporating selections of the Gītā into other course offerings. I’ve yet to use a version that isn’t frustrating. Even those that Continue reading
Submitted to the blog by Nathan Nobis, who notes that “we are seeking more diverse submissions.” It seems like a great initiative that will help advance the cause of making philosophy more accessible. Link with more information: https://1000wordphilosophy.com/submissions/
Those looking to expand their teaching or research repertoire may consider this excellent list of readings compiled by Brian van Norden.
Posted at large by Ajay Rao The Centre for South Asian Civilizations at the University of Toronto invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow in South Asian Studies. The appointment will begin on 01 September 2018. The post is for a Continue reading
To my knowledge, Veṅkaṭanātha’s Seśvaramīmāṃsā (henceforth SM) has been commented upon only once in Sanskrit, namely in the 20th c. by Abhinava Deśika Vīrarāghavācārya. Vīrarāghavācārya continues Veṅkaṭanātha’s agenda in reinterpreting Mīmāṃsā tenets in a Viśiṣṭādvaita Vedānta way.
I received the following message from Prof. Manjushree Hegde, of the Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Univerisity: I write to you on behalf of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. I’d like to inform you that we offer a Masters program in (Indian and Western) Continue reading
I continue my argument from last time dissenting from Maria Heim and Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad’s interpretation of Buddhaghosa. I turn to a second passage that Heim and Ram-Prasad use – incorrectly, in my view – to claim Buddhaghosa is not trying Continue reading
Anyone who is familiar with premodern Indian philosophy written in Sanskrit knows that philosophers were not above using insults in their work. J.M. Verpoorten (2002) has a paper collecting these insults, which include akṛta-buddhi (having an unformed mind), paśu (animal, Continue reading