“Seeing absence”

I am reading “Seeing absence” by Anna Farennikova (2013) on the epistemological experience of knowing that something is absent. The article (kindly suggested to me by Jack Beaulieu) deals with exactly the topic dealt with by Mīmāṃsā and Nyāya authors Continue reading “Seeing absence”

Maria Heim on Buddhist Ethics

Maria Heim just published a short book on Buddhist ethics, which starts with the problem of the non-existence of ethics in South Asian philosophy in general and in Buddhist philosophy in particular. She then moves to moral reflections within the Continue reading Maria Heim on Buddhist Ethics

What are the most important books in and on South Asian philosophy?

Just imagine you are asked about the three most important texts in South Asian philosophy and take a minute to imagine your answer. You are also allowed to include texts on South Asian philosophy, if you think they are relevant. Continue reading What are the most important books in and on South Asian philosophy?

Event on Ethan Mills’ “Three Pillars of Skepticism in Classical Indian Philosophy”

Readers who are in Singapore may be interested in an upcoming book discussion hosted by the Bras Basah Open and Yale-NUS College, on Thursday, 7 March 2019 from 20:00-22:00 UTC+08. From the Facebook Event description: This is a discussion on Continue reading Event on Ethan Mills’ “Three Pillars of Skepticism in Classical Indian Philosophy”

New issue of Sophia devoted to Indian Philosophy

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 New issue of Sophia devoted to Indian Philosophy

NDPR review of Jonardon Ganeri’s Attention, Not Self

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 NDPR review of Jonardon Ganeri’s Attention, Not Self

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

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

Book announcement: Infinite Paths to Infinite Reality by Ayon Maharaj

  Ayon Maharaj, Infinite Paths to Infinite Reality: Sri Ramakrishna and Cross-Cultural Philosophy of Religion, New York: Oxford University Press, 350 pages, 978-0-19-086823-9. The book will be published on October 1, 2018. For more details and a pre-order discount, please Continue reading Book announcement: Infinite Paths to Infinite Reality by Ayon Maharaj

Book announcement: Three Pillars of Skepticism in Classical India by Ethan Mills

Pre-orders are now available for a book by one of our bloggers, Ethan Mills (Assistant Professor of Philosophy, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga). Ethan Mills: Three Pillars of Skepticism in Classical India: Nagarjuna, Jayarasi, and Sri Harsa, Lexington Books, 262 Continue reading Book announcement: Three Pillars of Skepticism in Classical India by Ethan Mills