About Matthew Dasti

Matthew R. Dasti is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Bridgewater State University.

So You Want to Teach Some Indian Philosophy? An article on the APA blog by Jonardon Ganeri

From the APA’s blog: In a previous post, Peter Adamson predicted that non-European philosophies are destined to enter the mainstream of the philosophical profession. He highlighted three avenues of progress. One is that departments will hire more experts, people who know the Continue reading

Special issue of Sophia devoted to postcolonial Indian philosophy

A new issue of Sophia has been published (volume 57, Issue 3, September 2018), with the special theme The Challenge of Postcolonial Philosophy in India: Too Alien for Contemporary Philosophers, Too Modern for Sanskritists? The issue editors are Elise Coquereau-Saouma and our Continue reading

NDPR Review of Roy Tzohar’s A Yogācāra Buddhist Theory of Metaphor

Review by our own contributor Malcolm Keating. Indian philosophy has a history of sophisticated linguistic analysis (Pāṇini’s grammar being the usual example), which includes theories of reference, polysemy, ellipsis, sentential unity, figurative language, and more. Roy Tzohar’s A Yogācāra Buddhist Theory Continue reading

Book Announcement: Human Being, Bodily Being by Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad

From the publisher: Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad offers illuminating new perspectives on contemporary phenomenological theories of body and subjectivity, based on studies of classical Indian texts that deal with bodily subjectivity. Examining four texts from different genres – a medical handbook, epic Continue reading

3AM Interview with Malcolm Keating

Malcolm has kindly alerted the Blog about the spate of recent 3AM Magazine interviews with philosophers who focus on India. But humility has likely prevented him from noting his own. So I am happy to do so. Please find the interview here: https://www.3ammagazine.com/3am/indian-philosophy-of-language/ There Continue reading