Eliot Deutsch (1931-2020)

Professor Eliot Deutsch, distinguished scholar of Indian philosophy, comparative philosophy, and aesthetics, has died. From an obituary by Roger Ames posted on the University of Hawai’i Department of Philosophy website. The life of Eliot Deutsch lies at the center of Continue reading Eliot Deutsch (1931-2020)

Indian Philosophy During the Pandemic: A Call for Examples and Ideas

During the current pandemic almost all academic conferences have been canceled or postponed. In my own case, for instance, I was planning to have a busy April and May. I was supposed to present on women philosophers in ancient India Continue reading Indian Philosophy During the Pandemic: A Call for Examples and Ideas

Learning from Gārgī’s Silence

“Thereupon, Gārgī Vācaknavī fell silent.” (Bṛhadāraṇyaka Upaniṣad 3.6) I’m currently teaching a class called “Ancient Women Philosophers: India and Greece,” which is interesting for many reasons. I’ll get to some of those reasons in another post. In this post I want Continue reading Learning from Gārgī’s Silence

Prize Competition: Diversifying Analytic Theology

Here is a new prize competition that may be of interest to some blog readers, especially those working on topics such as theism in Nyāya or Vedānta, atheism in Buddhism or Mīmāṃsā, Cārvāka, Jainism, Kashmir Śaivism, South Asian Islam, Sikhism, Continue reading Prize Competition: Diversifying Analytic Theology

Comparative and Continental Philosophy Circle, Leiden, Netherlands (May 23-25, 2019)

The Comparative and Continental Philosophy Circle takes place this week (May 23-25) at Leiden University in the Netherlands.  More details here. There are a number of presentations scheduled on Indian philosophy and related areas, including the following.  I am looking Continue reading Comparative and Continental Philosophy Circle, Leiden, Netherlands (May 23-25, 2019)

Pacific APA in Vancouver (April 17-20): Indian Philosophy and More

The Pacific Meeting of the American Philosophical Association (APA) is taking place this week (April 17-20) in Vancouver, Canada.  You can find more information, including the schedule, here. There are two sessions focusing mainly on Indian philosophy. Wed. 9am-12pm APA Continue reading Pacific APA in Vancouver (April 17-20): Indian Philosophy and More

Bright on Eurocentrism

A recent post “On Eurocentrism” from Liam Bright on his blog The Sooty Empiric raises some interesting questions about the role of Eurocentrism in the study of non-Western philosophy.  While Bright is not writing specifically about the study of Indian/South Asian Continue reading Bright on Eurocentrism

Position in Jain Studies, University of California, Irvine (USA)

I recently received the following ad for a position in Jain Studies.  Please see the ad below for details.  The application will be available starting Oct. 11.  For inquiries, please contact Gloria Simpson, Department Manager, UCI Philosophy Department (her contact information Continue reading Position in Jain Studies, University of California, Irvine (USA)

Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy Conference, Kraków, Poland (June 8-11, 2018)

The 50th annual Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy (SACP) conference will take place in Kraków, Poland June 8-11, 2018.  This year’s conference theme is “Power and Creativity.”  The conference is hosted by the Pedagogical University of Cracow and co-organized Continue reading Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy Conference, Kraków, Poland (June 8-11, 2018)