About elisa freschi

My long-term program is to make "Indian Philosophy" part of "Philosophy". You can follow me also on my personal blog: elisafreschi.com, on Academia, on Amazon, etc.

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

Who is afraid of ‘Philosophy’ in India?— A guest post by Mrinal Kaul

For past couple of decades, the idea of liberal arts in higher education in India is going through a process of churning. As a part of this a number of educational platforms, both public and private, have come to the Continue reading Who is afraid of ‘Philosophy’ in India?— A guest post by Mrinal Kaul

Wrestling with the angel: Fight all night (Further thoughts on intercultural philosophy)

I hope that readers will bear with me while I keep on exploiting the metaphor of wrestling with the angel. There are a few more indications, in fact, we can take out of it. First, Jacob fights. He does not Continue reading Wrestling with the angel: Fight all night (Further thoughts on intercultural philosophy)

What are the most important books in and on South Asian philosophy?

Just imagine you are asked about the three most important texts in South Asian philosophy and take a minute to imagine your answer. You are also allowed to include texts on South Asian philosophy, if you think they are relevant. Continue reading What are the most important books in and on South Asian philosophy?

Why bother to look at material from South Asia, when there is so much interesting stuff in “our” tradition?

From time to time and never by scholars, I am confronted with some variant of this question: “Why bother to look at material from South Asia, when there is so much interesting stuff in our” tradition?”. As examples for the Continue reading Why bother to look at material from South Asia, when there is so much interesting stuff in “our” tradition?