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.
March 5, 2017
The Vaiśeṣika response to Buddhist skepticism about wholes made up of parts.
February 19, 2017
The Vaiśeṣika school offers a metaphysical analysis of the world and an atomistic physics.
February 5, 2017
Prof Jha and Prof Jha discuss the theories and later influence of the Nyāya school.
January 22, 2017
Nyāya proposes that each of us has both a self and a mind, in addition to the body.
January 8, 2017
Gautama and his commentators tell us how to separate good inferences from bad ones.