What I Have Learned from Indian Philosophy: A “Conversion” Story

The Indian philosophical tradition, as everyone familiar with it knows well, is abundant with robust and brilliantly defended metaphysical, epistemological and ethical positions of all varieties.  Its several millennia of development have featured stalwart defenders and innovators of scholastic views, Continue reading What I Have Learned from Indian Philosophy: A “Conversion” Story

Buffaloes, crocodiles and sacrifices—A guest post by Krishna Del Toso

The following is a guest post by Krishna Del Toso cogitating on how to interpret a text. You can read more about him on Academia, here. Some time ago a friend of mine was working on his PhD thesis and Continue reading Buffaloes, crocodiles and sacrifices—A guest post by Krishna Del Toso

Notice: Intensive course on the Yogasūtra, Summer 2020

From Elizabeth De Michelis: Dear Colleagues, AMRAY, of which I am one of the managers, would like to advertise to suitable candidates an intensive course on the Yogasūtra that will take place in France this Summer (mid-June to mid-August 2020). The Continue reading Notice: Intensive course on the Yogasūtra, Summer 2020

Notice: The Ludo and Rosane Rocher Foundation Subvention Program for First Books

From the website: The Ludo and Rosane Rocher Foundation has created a program that provides subventions for the publication of “first books” by young scholars in the field of classical Indology. The scholars are expected to submit a CV, a Continue reading Notice: The Ludo and Rosane Rocher Foundation Subvention Program for First Books

Learning from Gārgī’s Silence

“Thereupon, Gārgī Vācaknavī fell silent.” (Bṛhadāraṇyaka Upaniṣad 3.6) I’m currently teaching a class called “Ancient Women Philosophers: India and Greece,” which is interesting for many reasons. I’ll get to some of those reasons in another post. In this post I want Continue reading Learning from Gārgī’s Silence

JOB: Assistant Professor at Columbia University

Columbia University’s Department of Philosophy has an open AOS/open AOC search for a tenure-track Assistant Professor.  Brian Van Norden notes: I am advised that this junior opening at Columbia is genuinely “open” in that they will seriously consider candidates with Continue reading JOB: Assistant Professor at Columbia University

Comparative Philosophy 10.2, featuring a symposium on Ethan Mills’ Three Pillars of Skepticism

Please see the link below for the latest issue of Comparative Philosophy, with an excellent symposium discussion on Ethan Mills’ latest work on skepticism in India. https://scholarworks.sjsu.edu/comparativephilosophy/ Happily, the journal is open access. Thanks to Ayon Maharaj for the tip. Continue reading Comparative Philosophy 10.2, featuring a symposium on Ethan Mills’ Three Pillars of Skepticism