July 23, 2017
A discussion with Jan Westerhoff, an expert on the great Buddhist thinker Nāgārjuna.
July 9, 2017
Nāgārjuna’s four-fold argument scheme, the tetralemma (catuṣkoṭi).
June 25, 2017
Nāgārjuna applies his emptiness theory to motion, change, and cognition.
June 11, 2017
Nāgārjuna founds the Madhyāmaka (“middle way”) Buddhist tradition by “relinquishing all views” and arguing that everything is “empty.”
May 28, 2017
An introduction to philosophical developments in Buddhism and Jainism up to the time of Dignāga in the sixth century AD.
May 14, 2017
Bharata’s Nāṭya-Śāstra and later works from Kashmir explore the idea of rasa, an emotional response to drama, music, and poetry.
April 30, 2017
Monima Chadha takes Peter through Buddhist-Hindu debates over mind and self.
April 16, 2017
Pāyasi and the Cārvāka anticipate modern-day theories of mind by arguing that there is no independent soul; rather thought emerges from the body.
April 2, 2017
The Cārvāka or Lokāyata tradition rejects the efficacy of ritual and belief in the afterlife, and restricts knowledge to the realm of sense-perception.
March 19, 2017
Ancient Indian cosmology and the Vaiśeṣika defense of the reality of time and space.