About Matthew Dasti

Matthew R. Dasti is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Bridgewater State 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

Congratulations to Elisa Freschi and Jonardon Ganeri!

Elisa Freschi and Jonardon Ganeri have both accepted full-time positions at the University of Toronto, with Jonardon becoming the Bimal Matilal Distinguished Professor of Philosophy.  This is wonderful news for Indian philosophy in North America! From Leiter’s Blog: The University of Continue reading Congratulations to Elisa Freschi and Jonardon Ganeri!

Edith Hall on Aristotle, public-facing philosophy, and blogs

While not focused on Indian philosophy, the short article by Edith Hall notes that public-facing philosophy goes back to the roots of the Western tradition. She connects this with philosophy blogs nowadays, which is relevant for us. Most people do not realise Continue reading Edith Hall on Aristotle, public-facing philosophy, and blogs

INDIAN PHILOSOPHY IN NEW YORK: Mind, World, and Attention: Themes from Indian and Buddhist Philosophical Theory

Please see the announcement below for what looks like an exceptional conference happening in late April in New York City. Submitted by Jonardon Ganeri. INDIAN PHILOSOPHY IN NEW YORK Mind, World, and Attention: Themes from Indian and Buddhist Philosophical Theory Continue reading INDIAN PHILOSOPHY IN NEW YORK: Mind, World, and Attention: Themes from Indian and Buddhist Philosophical Theory

New issue of Sophia devoted to Indian Philosophy

Sophia, 57.4 (March -December 2018) has been published. Edited by Christian Coseru, the issue theme is “Engaging Buddhism Philosophically”. Many papers, including Coseru’s own thorough introduction, are devoted to themes arising out of Jay Garfield’s book Engaging Buddhism. Other papers include reflections Continue reading New issue of Sophia devoted to Indian Philosophy

NDPR review of Jonardon Ganeri’s Attention, Not Self

Review by Sebastian Watzl, University of Oslo Why should we study the philosophical ideas of someone who lived many centuries ago, in a far-away part of the world, and in a highly different cultural context? One reason is to expand one’s Continue reading NDPR review of Jonardon Ganeri’s Attention, Not Self

So You Want to Teach Some Indian Philosophy? An article on the APA blog by Jonardon Ganeri

From the APA’s blog: In a previous post, Peter Adamson predicted that non-European philosophies are destined to enter the mainstream of the philosophical profession. He highlighted three avenues of progress. One is that departments will hire more experts, people who know the Continue reading So You Want to Teach Some Indian Philosophy? An article on the APA blog by Jonardon Ganeri