On behalf of Chris Framarin: The University of British Columbia is hosting the The Second Canadian Colloquium for Ancient Philosophy, May 2-4, 2014. Please note that the organizers expressly include Indian philosophy within the call for papers. The University of Continue reading Call for Papers: The Second Canadian Colloquium for Ancient Philosophy
In the number of years I have been teaching both Indian and Chinese philosophical traditions, I have found that the topic that students in general have the most trouble engaging with is that of “release from rebirth.” Of course, this Continue reading Mokṣa and the Undergraduate Classroom
A short terminological excursus: bhāvanā is a rather common name throughout Sanskrit philosophy (it designates, e.g., a peculiar meditation in Buddhism and in Kashmir Śivaism, a linguistic function in Bhāṭṭa Nāyaka’s aesthetical theory, etc.). It is also found in grammar. Continue reading What did Kumārila have in view when he spoke of a “linguistic force” and of an “objective force”?