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

Hyman’s analysis of atheism and some interesting Indian parallels

Gavin Hyman explains in his 2007 contribution to Martin’s Cambdride Companion to Atheism as well as in his 2010 A Short History of Atheism that atheism is always the refusal of a given form of theism. In particular, in European Continue reading

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

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

Alternative theisms and atheisms (part 1)

One of the main advantages of dealing with worldviews other than the one you grew up in is the fact that you are exposed to doubts and alternatives. One of such cases regards the nebulous category of religion (to which Continue reading

Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy Conference, Kraków, Poland (June 8-11, 2018)

The 50th annual Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy (SACP) conference will take place in Kraków, Poland June 8-11, 2018.  This year’s conference theme is “Power and Creativity.”  The conference is hosted by the Pedagogical University of Cracow and co-organized Continue reading