Alex Watson on Indian Philosophy

This article came out a little while ago, in India’s Seminar magazine. But it’s well worth highlighting here. Alex reflects on the ways that textual scholarship, philosophical reflection, and historical reconstruction intersect in the study of Indian philosophy.


About Matthew Dasti

Matthew R. Dasti is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Bridgewater State University.

One Reply to “Alex Watson on Indian Philosophy”

  1. Thanks for this, Matthew – and Alex. My take on Alex’s divide is that the providers and the constructors are both right; I consider myself entirely a constructor, but wouldn’t be able to do that work without the previous efforts of providers like La Vallée Poussin or Rhys Davids. Those people who have tried to do Indian philosophy without drawing on the works of the philologists have generally done so in a completely misinformed way that does little more than reproduce their own biases.

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