About a year ago, I teamed up with my colleague Omar Farahat to do a roundtable discussion on the topic of the normativity of language in Mīmāṃsā and Uṣūl al-fiqh. The occasion was the annual graduate student conference of Columbia’s Continue reading Mīmāṃsā and Uṣūl al-fiqh: On comparison
As most readers know, Philipp Maas (elaborating on a short article by Johannes Bronkhorst) has claimed that it is highly probable that an independent Yogasūtra never existed and that we should therefore only speak of the Pātañjalayogaśāstra, a work including Continue reading Again on the existence of a separate Yogasūtra
[Cross-posted at Love of All Wisdom.] Vikram Chandra’s Geek Sublime might be the most popular book in a Western language ever to deal with Indian aesthetic theory. The book’s official subject is the aesthetics of computer science. Though I am getting Continue reading An aesthetic of extremes
The new issue of JIP is out. Contributions include “Paśyantī, Pratibhā, Sphoţa and Jāti: Ontology and Epistemology in the Vākyapadīya” by our own Evgeniya Desnitskaya. Issue contents here.
Anand Vaidya, a contributor here on the blog, has written a series of new posts over at the Blog of the APA (American Philosophical Association). Anand is responding to some recent discussions about the value of philosophy as a discipline Continue reading Has Philosophy Lost Its Way? — Vaidya on the Case of Indian Philosophy
Translated commentaries can sound very clunky. While I work often with Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava texts, I’ve read enough Yoga, Nyāya, Mīmāṃsā, etc. to know that there are some basic techniques that commentators use when commenting on root texts (sūtra, śruti, smṛti, Continue reading Translating Commentaries
We have discussed several times (see also here and here) about the problem of how Indian philosophers should be part of normal classes on Medieval philosophy, Epistemology, Philosophy of Language, etc. etc. Podcaster and scholar of Neoplatonism and of Falsafa Continue reading Expanding the canon part n
This issue of JIP is edited by Christopher Minkowski and has a special focus on Appayya Dīkṣita. Please see this link for contents.
I’ve just returned from a conference dedicated to “Digital Textualities in South Asia” at UBC. One of the main goals of the conference was to gauge what kinds of digital tools and resources are being developed in South Asian studies, Continue reading Digital Methods in the Study of Indian Philosophy
The administrators and editors of the Indian Philosophy Blog ( Amod, Elisa, Ethan, and Matthew) have been considering ways that we can widen the pool of contributors while maintaining the quality of our current contributions. To this end, we are Continue reading Call for guest-posts