On behalf of Karl-Stephan Bouthillette, main conference organizer: On Friday 22 July, LMU (Munich) welcomed Prof. Ujjwala Jha and Prof. V.N. Jha, two well known Indian Nyāya and Mīmāṃsā scholars, to discuss the Yoga Sūtras. It is a rare event Continue reading
Over at History of Philosophy without any Gaps, Peter Adamson, with Jonardon Ganeri, has been running a series on Indian Philosophy. The last few weeks have focused on Mīmāṃsā, and the IPB’s Elisa Freschi has been assisting with the episodes. Continue reading
Cross-posted at Love of All Wisdom. In the previous post I discussed why academic philosophers have usually focused on the West, and pointed out reasons why some amount of Western focus remains valuable. Above all, I noted: “we are always Continue reading
Let’s say Devadatta is going to a party and brings a bottle of wine. When he gets there, he finds that Yajñadatta has already arrived—and that Yajñadatta has brought a bottle of the exact same wine that Devadatta picked up. Continue reading
About a year ago, I teamed up with my colleague Omar Farahat to do a roundtable discussion on the topic of the normativity of language in Mīmāṃsā and Uṣūl al-fiqh. The occasion was the annual graduate student conference of Columbia’s Continue reading
Anand Vaidya, a contributor here on the blog, has written a series of new posts over at the Blog of the APA (American Philosophical Association). Anand is responding to some recent discussions about the value of philosophy as a discipline Continue reading
Mīmāṃsā has had a “split personality” for roughly the past millennium: interpretations generally follow one of the two great teachers, Kumārila Bhaṭṭa or Prabhākara Miśra, and attack the other. The historical development of these “two systems” still needs a good Continue reading
Is “nature” a thing out there? Will we find possible translations of it in each language?
In the first post of this series, I discussed the importance of studying Viśiṣṭādvaita Vedānta through the work of Veṅkaṭanātha. This post focusses on the importance of a specific work by Veṅkaṭanātha, namely his Seśvaramīmāṃsā (henceforth SM).
Dear readers and co-bloggers, in the last months, I thought again and again about what we could do as a “end of the year” blogpost. I wondered whether we should list here our publications (you are welcome to do it Continue reading