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Philosophy

Buddhists and Brahmins at Vikramaśīla

Lecture Type: 
Shivdasani Lecture
Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor Parimal Patil
Date: 
Monday, May 28, 2012 -
14:00 to 15:00
Location: 
OCHS Library

 It is so well-known that Buddhist philosophers in India argued with their non-Buddhist opponents that it is hardly worth mentioning. Yet, despite the centuries-long history of such polemics, Buddhist philosophers in India rarely explained what they hoped to gain in critically engaging their opponents through such arguments. In this lecture, I discuss why Buddhist epistemologists at Vikramaśīla thought it was important to argue with their Brahmanical opponents. 

First name (inc. titles): 
Professor Parimal

On How To Argue with a Buddhist

Lecture Type: 
Shivdasani Seminar
Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor Parimal Patil
Date: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 -
15:00 to 16:30
Location: 
OCHS Library

In this seminar, we will explore what was at stake, both philosophically and otherwise, for Brahmanical philosophers in debates with Buddhist opponents. We will focus, in particular, on Nyāya arguments for the existence of Īśvara and Buddhist counterarguments. 

First name (inc. titles): 
Professor Parimal

Consuming Scripture

Lecture Type: 
Shivdasani Lecture
Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor Parimal Patil
Date: 
Monday, June 4, 2012 -
14:00 to 15:00
Location: 
OCHS Library
What counts as "scripture"?
Wherein lies its authority?
What has been said about dharma on the basis of it?
How has what has been said been justified through exegesis (and other commentarial and "quasi-commentarial" practices)?
First name (inc. titles): 
Professor Parimal

Motivation to the Means in the Philosopher’s Stone

Lecture Type: 
Shivdasani Seminar
Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor Parimal Patil
Date: 
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 -
15:00 to 16:30
Location: 
OCHS Library

This seminar is an exploration of theories of religious action and meta-ethics in late pre-modern Indian philosophy of religion. We will focus on these theories as they are introduced by the Nyāya philosopher Gaṅgēśa in his Tattvacintāmaṇi. 

 
Parimal G. Patil is Professor of Religion and Indian Philosophy at Harvard University, where is Chair of the Department of South Asian Studies. His primary academic interests are in Sanskrit philosophy and the intellectual history of religion in India.
First name (inc. titles): 
Professor Parimal

Person as an intellectual category in the West, and as applied to India

Full Name (inc. titles): 
Jan Olof Bengtsson
Date: 
Friday, April 30, 2004 - 12:15
Location: 
First name (inc. titles): 
Jan Olof

Continental philosophy and Hindu devotion: Towards a metaphysics of passion

Full Name (inc. titles): 
Dr Jessica Frazier
Date: 
Thursday, June 3, 2004 - 11:30
Location: 
First name (inc. titles): 
Dr Jessica

Philosophy's linguistic turn

Lecture Type: 
Shivdasani Lecture
Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor Ashok Aklujkar
Date: 
Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 16:30
Location: 
First name (inc. titles): 
Professor Ashok

Yoga and vyaakarana

Lecture Type: 
Shivdasani Seminar
Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor Ashok Aklujkar
Date: 
Thursday, May 12, 2005 - 16:15
Location: 
First name (inc. titles): 
Professor Ashok

Semantic history of Vedanta and its implications for the study of Indian philosophy

Lecture Type: 
Shivdasani Seminar
Full Name (inc. titles): 
Professor Ashok Aklujkar
Date: 
Thursday, April 28, 2005 - 16:15
Location: 
First name (inc. titles): 
Professor Ashok

Rationalism, atheism and Hinduism in dravidian India, c.1920-90

Lecture Type: 
Majewski Lecture
Full Name (inc. titles): 
Dr David Washbrook
Date: 
Wednesday, November 16, 2005 - 13:15
Location: 

Dr. David Washbrook (St Antony's College, University of Oxford.)

First name (inc. titles): 
Dr David

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