Book Notice: Hinduism and Environmental Ethics: Law, Literature, and Philosophy by Chris Framarin

Chris Framarin’s new book, Hinduism and Environmental Ethics: Law, Literature and Philosophy, was released by Routledge in Feb 2014.  The introduction and a review follows.   The Introduction of the Book: The literature on Hinduism and the environment is vast, and growing Continue reading Book Notice: Hinduism and Environmental Ethics: Law, Literature, and Philosophy by Chris Framarin

Was Yāmuna the real founder of Viśiṣṭādvaita Vedānta? (On Mesquita 1971 and 1973)

Yāmuna (967–1038 according to Mesquita 1973) is one of the chief figures of the philosophy later known as Viśiṣṭādvaita Vedānta. In fact, to me one of the most intriguing questions regards his role in the formation of this school. It Continue reading Was Yāmuna the real founder of Viśiṣṭādvaita Vedānta? (On Mesquita 1971 and 1973)

Some Remarks on the Mode of Argumentation in Indian Philosophy

Sanskrit works on philosophy are full of arguments with rival schools. And there is one point in these arguments that seems a bit puzzling. It was quite natural, that one tried to dismiss the rival opinion. And of course the Continue reading Some Remarks on the Mode of Argumentation in Indian Philosophy

Need some information: graduate students and Hindu Theology/Phil Religion

Friends, I’ve been asked to see if there are any graduate students who work in Indian Philosophy of religion, particularly of a broadly theistic sort, and/or philosophical theology, who are competent to talk with analytic philosophers of religion and share Continue reading Need some information: graduate students and Hindu Theology/Phil Religion

Can one establish the existence of an omniscient?

…or can one just say that his existence cannot be denied? During his commentary on Maṇḍana Miśra’s Vidhiviveka (henceforth VV), 1.14–15, Vācaspati Miśra focuses on the possibility of the existence of omniscients. Why so? Because the VV is a Mīmāṃsaka Continue reading Can one establish the existence of an omniscient?