June 26, 2016
The Mīmāṃsā school put their faith in sense experience, and argue that the Veda, and hence language itself, had no beginning.
June 12, 2016
In the Mīmāṃsā school’s founding text, Jaimini systematizes Vedic ritual and explores its theoretical basis.
May 29, 2016
Skeptical tendences in Indian thought and responses to skepticism from the Mīmāṃsā and Vedānta schools.
May 14, 2016
Rival philosophical schools proliferate and subdivide in our second major historical period, the “age of the sūtra.”
May 1, 2016
An interview with Jessica Frazier about philosophical ideas and arguments in the Vedas, Upanisads and later Hindu texts.
April 17, 2016
Women philosophers and ideas about women in Buddhism, the Upanisads, and the Mahabharata.
April 3, 2016
Vegetarianism and non-violence (ahimsa) in ancient Jainism, Buddhism, and Hinduism.
March 20, 2016
The Bhagavad-Gītā or “Song of the Lord” from the Mahābhārata ties its theory of detached action to an innovative conception of the divine.
March 6, 2016
The great Hindu epic Mahābhārata explores moral dilemmas and the permissibilty of lying, against the background of the ethical concept of dharma.
February 21, 2016
Peter speaks to Rupert Gethin about the no-self theory, and its implications for Buddhist ethics and meditation practices.