About Matthew Dasti

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

Some thoughts on the terms śabda and “testimony”

In the context of epistemology and pramāṇa theory, we often translate śabda as “testimony.” It is reasonable to do so, since using “word” in sentences like “Word is a genuine source of knowledge” is unpleasant to the ear and confusing Continue reading Some thoughts on the terms śabda and “testimony”

Bhoja’s comments on Adhyeyam–a Guest Post by Satyanarayana Hegde

In the second pariccheda of Sarasvatīkaṇṭhābharaṇālaṅkāra (1025 CE) titled śabdālaṅkāravivecanam, Bhoja defines at 2.138 the śabdālaṅkāra Adhyeyam (Śarmā and Paṇśīkar 1934:304): yadvidhau ca niṣedhe ca vyutpattereva kāraṇam tadadhyeyam vidustena lokayātrā pravartate Bhoja at Sarasvatīkaṇṭhābharaṇālaṅkāra 2.139 divides Adhyeyam into six subtypes-kāvya, Continue reading Bhoja’s comments on Adhyeyam–a Guest Post by Satyanarayana Hegde

New issue of Philosophy East and West (67.1, January 2017)

This issue is pretty light on Indian philosophy, as its theme is “Joseph Chan’s Confucian Perfectionism.” But it does feature Chris Framarin’s article “Renunciation, Pleasure, and the Good Life in the Saṃnyāsa Upaniṣads” and David Nowakowski’s review of Rethinking the Buddha: Continue reading New issue of Philosophy East and West (67.1, January 2017)

3rd annual meeting of the History of Philosophy Society (HOPS)

A call for papers for the 3rd annual meeting of the History of Philosophy Society (HOPS) has been released. The topic of the meeting is pleasure. The organizers have specifically mentioned that they are looking for a wide variety of Continue reading 3rd annual meeting of the History of Philosophy Society (HOPS)

Panel at the 2017 Central APA on Classical Indian Philosophy

Prasanta Bandyopadhyay is putting together a panel on classical Indian philosophy for the central meeting of the American Philosophical Association this March. He is eager to populate it with qualified speakers. Time is of the essence here, however. If anyone is Continue reading Panel at the 2017 Central APA on Classical Indian Philosophy