Princeton Lecture Video, “Infinite Paths to Infinite Reality: Sri Ramakrishna’s Vijñāna-Based Doctrine of the Harmony of All Religions”

As part of my responsibilities as Visiting Professor at Princeton University for 2018-9, I am inviting guest speakers for a lecture series entitled “New Directions in Indian and Comparative Philosophy.” We are recording each of these lectures to share with Continue reading

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

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

Bhavanātha and the move towards theistic Mīmāṃsā

The Mīmāṃsā school of Indian philosophy started as an atheist school since its first extant text, Jaimini’s Mīmāṃsā Sūtra. At a certain point in its history, however, it reinterpreted its atheist arguments as aiming only at a certain conception of Continue reading