A few days back, I discussed (here) why one should test one’s logical hypotheses against something alien, be it a Medieval paradox or a Sanskrit text (or anything in between). Today, I came back to the same thought while reading Continue reading Why should one engage in non-Western philosophical ideas? Two examples
The Mānameyodaya is the standard primer for Bhāṭṭa Mīmāṃsā epistemology. It is written in the clear style of other 17th c. primers and it is smooth and agreeable to read. These are just some of the reasons for choosing it Continue reading Virtual Sanskrit reading group: Arthāpatti in the Mānameyodaya
Evan Thompson has kindly alerted us to a very interesting development, the Open Mind project, which just went live: http://open-mind.net. From the “About” page: This is an edited collection of 39 original papers and as many commentaries and replies. . . Continue reading The Open Mind Project
As frequently observed, free will was not a main topic in Indian philosophy, and discussions about it need rather to be looked for either at partly unexpected places (e.g., within logical discussions about agency) or in texts which are not Continue reading Free will in Rāmānuja
I am currently working with some amazing colleagues at the Vienna University of Technology on the formalisation of Mīmāṃsā deontic logic (for further information, read this post). One of the problems we are facing is that duties prescribed in Vedic Continue reading Do Mīmāṃsakas think that one “Ought to sacrifice”, or that one “Ought to sacrifice, given the condition x applies”?
This post is the European continuation of Andrew Nicholson’s one. Andrew is also the one who prompted me to write a European list. Indian philosophy is taught in at least two different places in Europe:
I am happy to announce that I will be serving as the Book Review Editor for the Indian Philosophy Blog. I’d like to invite everyone to check out our new Book Review Guidelines. The distinctive thing about book reviews on Continue reading Book reviews for the Indian Philosophy Blog
Jay Garfield’s research may interest you or not, but his methodological musings are worth reading anyway. Here I linked to the interview where he compared the exclusion of Indian philosophy from syllabi, justified on the basis of the fact that Continue reading Garfield (and Daya Krishna) on intercultural philosophy and the power of languages
If anyone is interested, see this post on Malcolm Keating’s blog:http://malcolmkeating.blogspot.com/2015/01/virtual-sanskrit-reading-group.htm Interested people could contact Malcolm on his blog or post comments here.
What are the principles by which we divide texts into portions, and why would we want to do that in the first place? What Elisa has referred to as “the prescriptive portion of the Veda” is what Mīmāṃsā authors call Continue reading Injunction and denotation in the Veda