Professor N. S. Ramanuja Tatacharya was awarded a Padma Bhushan 2016 for his scholarly achievements in Indian philosophy. Congratulations to Professor Ramanuja Tatacharya! Padma Awards (together with Bharat Ratna Award) are the highest civilian distinctions in India and are announced Continue reading
Is “nature” a thing out there? Will we find possible translations of it in each language?
February 26, 2016 – February 27, 2016 at University of Pennsylvania. More details available at Philevents–the conference lineup includes a variety of traditions. Indian philosophy is represented by Nalini Bhushan (Smith): “The Modern Indian Subject: Self and Consciousness in AC Mukerji Continue reading
I’ve recently been reading Christopher Gowans’s Buddhist Moral Philosophy: An Introduction. It is an introductory textbook of a sort that has not previously been attempted, and one that becomes particularly interesting in the light of David Chapman’s critiques of Buddhist Continue reading
I’m taking a cue from Malcolm’s contention that the tradition of poetics (alaṅkāraśāstra) can and should be brought into “philosophical” conversations. And since I recently attended a workshop in Jerusalem (organized by Yigal Bronner, David Shulman, and Charles Hallisey) devoted Continue reading
Our very own Anand Vaidya has two recent blog posts on the new Blog of the American Philosophical Association. The first post, “The Inclusion Problem in the Philosophy of Mind: The Case of Dualism,” looks at ways to include non-Western Continue reading
Over at the Language Log, Victor Mair has a post about spoken Sanskrit at the recent international workshop, “A Lasting Vision: Daṇḍin’s Mirror in the World of Asian Letters”. The workshop itself may be of interest to readers of this Continue reading
From Philjobs: Loyola University Maryland seeks applicants for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Philosophy, with a specialization in some tradition of non-Western philosophy, beginning Fall 2016. The successful candidate will possess a solid grounding in a non-Western tradition, such Continue reading