Is mindfulness meditation a problem for Christians?

As mindfulness meditation practices become ever more popular and widespread, their claim to be a “non-sectarian technique” takes on progressively greater importance, just as it does with yoga. By claiming their practices to be secular techniques, teachers not only can Continue reading Is mindfulness meditation a problem for Christians?

JOB: Assistant Professor at Columbia University

Columbia University’s Department of Philosophy has an open AOS/open AOC search for a tenure-track Assistant Professor.  Brian Van Norden notes: I am advised that this junior opening at Columbia is genuinely “open” in that they will seriously consider candidates with Continue reading JOB: Assistant Professor at Columbia University

Why is bhakti different than the other human purposes? Vīrarāghavācārya on Pūrva Mīmāṃsā Sūtra 1.1.2

Vīrarāghavācārya was a 20th c. Viśiṣṭādvaita Vedāntin whose editorial and commentarial contribution to his school will remain impressive for many generations to come. Personally, I am particularly pleased by his attempts to think along the tradition in a creative way. Continue reading Why is bhakti different than the other human purposes? Vīrarāghavācārya on Pūrva Mīmāṃsā Sūtra 1.1.2

Multicultural Syllabus Makeover Competition at the APA 2020

Syllabus Makeover Competition Would you like concrete advice for including multicultural content in a course you teach? If so, please consider sending us: 1) the current reading list for one of your philosophy courses, and 2) general or specific guidelines Continue reading Multicultural Syllabus Makeover Competition at the APA 2020

Teaching Asian Philosophical Classics: A call for papers

The APA Committee on Asian and Asian-American Philosophers and Philosophies seeks participants for a roundtable panel on how to teach Asian philosophical text at the AAPT-APA Teaching Hub at the 2020 APA Pacific Division meeting, April 8–29, 2020, in San Continue reading Teaching Asian Philosophical Classics: A call for papers

Comparative Philosophy 10.2, featuring a symposium on Ethan Mills’ Three Pillars of Skepticism

Please see the link below for the latest issue of Comparative Philosophy, with an excellent symposium discussion on Ethan Mills’ latest work on skepticism in India. https://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/comparativephilosophy/ Happily, the journal is open access. Thanks to Ayon Maharaj for the tip. Continue reading Comparative Philosophy 10.2, featuring a symposium on Ethan Mills’ Three Pillars of Skepticism