HPI 59 - Looking East - Indian Influence on Greek Thought

February 4, 2018

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


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.


HPI 57 - Learn by Doing - Tantra

January 7, 2018

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


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.


HPI 55 - Doors of Perception - Dignaga on Consciousness

December 10, 2017

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


HPI 50 - Marie-Hélène Gorisse on Jain Epistemology

October 1, 2017

We're joined by Marie-Hélène Gorisse for a look at the Jain theory of knowledge.