If you are the sort of person who reads comparative philosophy blogs, you probably remember the widely read New York Times article that Jay Garfield and Bryan Van Norden wrote two years ago, calling for the study of non-Western philosophies Continue reading Making the case for non-Western philosophy
Submitted to the blog by Ayon Maharaj Call for Submissions in Hindu & Cross-Cultural Philosophy of Religion: International Journal of Hindu Studies I am Section Editor of the International Journal of Hindu Studies, overseeing submissions in Hindu and Cross-Cultural Philosophy Continue reading Call for Submissions in Hindu & Cross-Cultural Philosophy of Religion: International Journal of Hindu Studies
My continuing dispute with Maria Heim and Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad, over the ideas of Buddhaghosa, now returns to where it began: the distinction between ultimate (paramattha) and conventional (sammuti or vohāra). Heim and Ram-Prasad admit that for some Buddhist traditions these Continue reading Buddhaghosa on seeing things as they are (3)
Friends, I’ve been teaching the Bhagavad Gītā in Indian philosophy and World philosophy courses for over a decade, as well as incorporating selections of the Gītā into other course offerings. I’ve yet to use a version that isn’t frustrating. Even those that Continue reading Translations of the Gita that aren’t too frustrating
Submitted to the blog by Nathan Nobis, who notes that “we are seeking more diverse submissions.” It seems like a great initiative that will help advance the cause of making philosophy more accessible. Link with more information: https://1000wordphilosophy.com/submissions/
Those looking to expand their teaching or research repertoire may consider this excellent list of readings compiled by Brian van Norden.
Posted at large by Ajay Rao The Centre for South Asian Civilizations at the University of Toronto invites applications for a postdoctoral fellow in South Asian Studies. The appointment will begin on 01 September 2018. The post is for a Continue reading New postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Toronto
To my knowledge, Veṅkaṭanātha’s Seśvaramīmāṃsā (henceforth SM) has been commented upon only once in Sanskrit, namely in the 20th c. by Abhinava Deśika Vīrarāghavācārya. Vīrarāghavācārya continues Veṅkaṭanātha’s agenda in reinterpreting Mīmāṃsā tenets in a Viśiṣṭādvaita Vedānta way.
I received the following message from Prof. Manjushree Hegde, of the Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Univerisity: I write to you on behalf of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. I’d like to inform you that we offer a Masters program in (Indian and Western) Continue reading Studying Indian Philosophy in India: Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham