If I leave aside the ones I liked primarily because I was interested in the topic, the first ones which come to my mind are: André Padoux’ review of Hindu Tantrism (by Sanjukta Gupta, Derk Jan Hoens, Teun Goudriaan), review Continue reading Which reviews did you like more?
Once a month, I publish on my personal blog a post in Sanskrit. Last month, Matthew Dasti suggested to cross-post one here, too. Thus, if you enjoy what follows, praise Matthew, if you don’t blame me (or at least let Continue reading शब्दविषये रसेल(Russell)मत: संस्कृतायां वाचि निरूपितः
How was Capitalism born? And, more in general, 1. does the economic structure determine its superstructure (including philosophy or religion), as in Marx; 2. does a certain philosophy, religion, etc. determine a certain economic result, as in Weber; or 3. Continue reading Economic structures and philosophic superstructures: On Scott 2013 and Eltschinger 2013
In case you never checked it, the Philosophers’ Carnival is a review of the best philosophical blog posts of each month and it is hosted each month on a different blog. The February one is a very interesting Carnival, which Continue reading The 160th Philosophers’ Carnival
NOTE: This post represents the opinions of the author alone, and not necessarily those of the “Indian Philosophy Blog.” Many of you may already have read about Penguin India’s decision to recall and pulp all copies of Wendy Doniger’s 2009 Continue reading Alternative Histories, Alternative Publics
What are the Pāñcarātras? Is there anything like a uniform Pāñcarātra Canon and/or Theology? Or are these texts only part of a constellation which has been made consistent by its later interpreters?
(apologies in advance for the lack of diacritics, I am home, ill, with no access to a unicode keyboard) The Sankarsakanda (henceforth SK, about which see here) is an enigmatic text thought to complete the Mimamsa Sastra, after the Purva Continue reading On Vyāsa and the authorship of the Saṅkarṣakāṇḍa
(I beg again your pardon for the lack of diacritics) The fore-last essay (called Classification and Periodization of Indian Philosophical Traditions: Some Conceptual and Theoretical Aspects) in Franco’s Periodization and Historiography of Indian Philosophy, by Claus Oetke, raises very general Continue reading Can there be harmless periodisations? On Oetke 2013
(apologies in advance for the lack of diacritics, I am home, ill, with no access to a unicode keyboard) Purva Mimamsa authors are generally not interested in the topic, whereas several Uttara Mimamsa (i.e. Vedanta) ones deal at length with Continue reading How many texts are comprised in the Mimamsa Sastra? And why is this relevant?
Globethics.net is a website “to ensure that people in all regions of the world are empowered to reflect and act on ethical issues”, creating a global digital library in ethics. Of particular interest to IPB readers, the site has a Continue reading Hindu ethics database at Globethics.net