Sanskrit Reading Room at Soas (London)

I received the following announcement from Karen O’Brien-Kop and I am glad to advertise it, also because several readings will be conducted by long-term colleagues and friends of mine, including also “our” Alex Watson. You can read Karen’s very interesting Continue reading

Notice of online course in Indian philosophy

Submitted by Melanie Johnson-Moxley: PHIL 4810/7810 PHILOSOPHY OF INDIA UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-COLUMBIA Instructor: Dr. Bina Gupta, Curators’ Research Professor Emerita of Philosophy Semester: 4-week online summer course, starts June 4 and ends June 30, 2018. Course Description: “Indian Philosophy” refers to Continue reading

Dissent among a Viśiṣṭādvaitin and a Mīmāṃsaka: What do Vedic words mean?

Within his Mīmāṃsā commentary, the Seśvaramīmāṃsā, Veṅkaṭanātha explicitly dissents from Śabara (also) in his commentary on Pūrva Mīmāṃsā Sūtra (henceforth PMS) 1.1.31 on Vedic words seemingly expressing proper names, e.g., Prāvāhaṇi and Babara (which are used by opponents as an Continue reading

Did ṛṣis author the Veda? A Mīmāṃsā and Viśiṣṭādvaita Vedānta view about it

In his Seśvaramīmāṃsā (ad 1.1.29), Veṅkaṭanātha discusses the problem of the authorship of the Veda while being a Mīmāṃsaka, but also trying to condede something to theism. For instance, he is less straightforward than Mīmāṃsā authors in ruling out the Continue reading