Friends, please forgive the shameless self-promotion. The volume that Edwin Bryant and I have edited, Free Will, Agency, and Selfhood in Indian Philosophy, has just been released by Oxford University Press.
The origin of the book lies in conversations that Edwin and I used to have when I was an undergraduate at Rutgers. We’d puzzle over the question of agency and free will for Indian thinkers, (esp. within Samkhya and Vedanta) given their penchant for deconstructing the self and assigning the functions of the empirical agent to various sub-personal processes. When I became a professor in my own right, our conversations continued, and we decided to put forth a volume on the topic, with responses to the question of agency from various leading schools. I am very pleased with it, having reread much of it recently. It includes excellent contributions from many brilliant scholars, including our own Elisa Freschi.
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