Please see the following link for a short but illuminating talk by Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad which reflects on some of the reasons given for why Philosophy should be thought of as a largely Western affair and why those reasons fail.
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
Continuing the good news about Canada: Catherine Prueitt has accepted a position in at The University of British Columbia. Congratulations to her and to UBC!
Elisa Freschi and Jonardon Ganeri have both accepted full-time positions at the University of Toronto, with Jonardon becoming the Bimal Matilal Distinguished Professor of Philosophy. This is wonderful news for Indian philosophy in North America! From Leiter’s Blog: The University of Continue reading
While not focused on Indian philosophy, the short article by Edith Hall notes that public-facing philosophy goes back to the roots of the Western tradition. She connects this with philosophy blogs nowadays, which is relevant for us. Most people do not realise Continue reading
Richard Marshall’s series that interviews contemporary philosophers (including some of our own specialists on India) has moved from 3AM magazine to a new site here.
Please see the announcement below for what looks like an exceptional conference happening in late April in New York City. Submitted by Jonardon Ganeri. INDIAN PHILOSOPHY IN NEW YORK Mind, World, and Attention: Themes from Indian and Buddhist Philosophical Theory Continue reading
Sophia, 57.4 (March -December 2018) has been published. Edited by Christian Coseru, the issue theme is “Engaging Buddhism Philosophically”. Many papers, including Coseru’s own thorough introduction, are devoted to themes arising out of Jay Garfield’s book Engaging Buddhism. Other papers include reflections Continue reading
Please see this link for the contents of the latest issue of the Journal of World Philosophies (Vol 3 No 2). There are a handful of articles on Indian philosophy, including one by friend of the blog, Ayon Maharaj. Congratulations, Continue reading
Review by Sebastian Watzl, University of Oslo Why should we study the philosophical ideas of someone who lived many centuries ago, in a far-away part of the world, and in a highly different cultural context? One reason is to expand one’s Continue reading