Pain and freedom in K.C. Bhattacharya: A question

A colleague from the Savitribai Phule Pune University, Prof. Muzaffar Ali, sent us this question concerning K.C. Bhattacharya. Can readers help? “To reflect on the feeling of pain is necessarily to wish to be free from it. To wish anything Continue reading

Nyāyasūtra translation is now available

Friends, Elisa kindly asked me to note when Stephen and my Nyāyasūtra volume was available for purchase (and not just preorder). It is now. Thanks, Elisa. If anyone is interested, you can find it here: https://www.hackettpublishing.com/philosophy/the-nyaya-sutra Hackett has $4.00 examination copies Continue reading

Open access papers on philosophy of language etc.

For a lucky coincidence, two long term projects of mine reached completion almost at the same time. You can therefore read on the 2017 issue of the Journal of World Philosophies the (Open Access) papers on philosophy of language which Continue reading

Summary paper on Ganeri’s The Self

Philosophical Studies has recently published a short summary by Jonardon Ganeri of the project he has undertaken his ground breaking book, The Self: Naturalism, Consciousness, and the First-Person Stance. For those who don’t have the time to engage at length with Continue reading

Book Review of An Introduction to Indian Philosophy by Roy W. Perrett (Reviewed by Matthew R. Dasti)

Roy W. Perrett. An Introduction to Indian Philosophy. 249pp. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016.  $34.99 (paperback). When introducing the wide-range of Indian philosophy to a new audience, there have been two major approaches: the schools approach and the topics approach. Continue reading

Brief Book Notes on Beckwith, Carpenter, and Siderits/Katsura, by Ethan Mills

As the Book Review Editor for this blog, I invite readers to submit their own reviews (see: http://indianphilosophyblog.org/book-reviews/).   To encourage interest in book reviews, I’m trying something a little different: brief book notes, or what you might call a “review Continue reading

The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Indian Aesthetics and the Philosophy of Art (Arindam Chakrabarti, ed.), reviewed by Jay L. Garfield

Aesthetics, while always somewhat peripheral to Western philosophy, has always been at the center of Indian philosophy. It is therefore essential, if one wants to understand debates in Indian philosophy, to attend to Indian aesthetic theory. Moreover, because of this Continue reading