Is Indian Philosophy “caste-ish”? Yes and no, in the sense that each philosophy is also the result of its sociological milieu, but it is not only that. Is Indian Philosophy only focused on “the Self”? Surely not.
On the Indian Philosophy Blog, commenter Anthony S asked an important and difficult question: what are good resources for thinking through Indian political philosophy? . I’m interested not so much in comparative philosophy as comparative political thought/theory, specifically in terms Continue reading
My discussion with Justin Whitaker continues after my last post, which was a response to his original post about trans* inclusiveness in Buddhism. There followed a discussion back and forth between Justin and myself. The discussion has moved away from Continue reading
On his American Buddhist Perspective blog, my friend Justin Whitaker recently posted an interesting interview on the experience of trans* people in American Buddhism. Justin uses “trans*” as a shorthand for “transgender”, “transsexual”, “transvestite” and similar terms – to denote Continue reading
I am fresh back from the “Buddhism and Social Justice” conference hosted by Leiden University, The Netherlands. This will be the first in what I hope will be a number of posts in the coming weeks about individual papers and Continue reading
A series of reflections and notes around the relationship between Buddhism and the political category of the Empire. * The most superficial survey on Buddhist political ideas through history will immediately reveal that the favourite political system of Buddhism is Continue reading