Book Review of Roots of Yoga, Translated and Edited by James Mallinson and Mark Singleton (Reviewed by Neil Sims)

Roots of Yoga, translated and edited by James Mallinson and Mark Singleton, UK: Penguin Random House, 2017. 540 pp. $12.23 (paperback). Walk into most places dedicated to the teaching of yoga today, and you will likely see quotes from one Continue reading

“Linguistics in the premodern world? Just nonsense!”

Patrick O’Donnell, who also contributed to this blog, recently published an interesting response to the above argument, as found in this article by Gaston Dorren. Dorren’s main claim is: While all disciplines attract the occasional eccentric, it seems that two Continue reading

NDPR review of The Collected Writings of Jaysankar Lal Shaw: Indian Analytic and Anglophone Philosophy

J. L. Shaw is an important figure in the contemporary movement to understand India’s śāstric traditions through analytic philosophy. Unfortunately (like other figures, including Kishor Chakrabarti), his influence is sometimes underappreciated given the preeminence of Matilal, Mohanty, Potter, and their followers. It is refreshing Continue reading

Book Announcement–Indian Epistemology and Metaphysics (Bloomsbury), ed. Joerg Tuske

From the publisher (Bloomsbury): Indian Epistemology and Metaphysics introduces the reader to new perspectives on Indian philosophy based on philological research within the last twenty years.Concentrating on topics such as perception, inference, skepticism, consciousness, self, mind, and universals, some of the Continue reading

Soliciting a book review for PEW

The following, fascinating book from Vrinda Dalmiya is available to be reviewed for Philosophy East and West: Caring to Know, Comparative Care Ethics, Feminist Epistemology, and the Mahabharata, OUP 2016 Link here: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/caring-to-know-9780199464760?cc=us&lang=en& If anyone is interested, please send me an Continue reading

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