HPI 60 - The Buddha and I - Indian Influence on Islamic and European Thought

February 18, 2018

The impact of ancient Indian thought upon the Muslim scholar al-Bīrūnī and upon European thinkers like Hume, Hegel, and Schopenhauer.

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HPI 59 - Looking East - Indian Influence on Greek Thought

February 4, 2018

Did Indian ideas play a role in shaping ancient Greek philosophy?

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HPI 58 - Amber Carpenter on Animals in Indian Philosophy

January 21, 2018

An interview with Amber Carpenter about the status of nonhuman animals in ancient Indian philosophy and literature.

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HPI 57 - Learn by Doing - Tantra

January 7, 2018

Philosophy is put into practice in Kashmir Śaivite Tantra and Buddhist Tantra.

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HPI 56 - Who’s Pulling Your Strings? - Buddhaghosa

December 24, 2017

Buddhaghosa, a major figure in the history of Buddhism in Sri Lanka, argues against the need for a self to control and coordinate mental activities.

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HPI 55 - Doors of Perception - Dignaga on Consciousness

December 10, 2017

Dignāga argues that all perception is accompanied by self-awareness.

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HPI 54 - Graham Priest on Logic and Buddhism

November 26, 2017

Graham Priest joins Peter to discuss non-classical logic and its connections with Buddhist patterns of reasoning.

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HPI 53 - Follow the Evidence - Dignaga’s Logic

November 12, 2017

Dignāga’s trairūpya theory, which sets out the three conditions required for making reliable inferences.

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HPI 52 - Under Construction - Dignaga on Perception and Language

October 29, 2017

The great Buddhist thinker Dignāga argues that general concepts and language are mere constructions superimposed on perception.

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HPI 51 - Change of Mind - Vasubandhu and Yogacara Buddhism

October 15, 2017

Vasubandhu’s path to Yogācāra Buddhism, a form of idealism which holds that nothing can be mind-independent.

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