History of Philosophy in India

History of Philosophy in India

India

Peter Adamson and Jonardon Ganeri (Professors of Philosophy at LMU Munich and NYU) present the philosophical traditions of India. Website: www.historyofphilosophy.net.

Episodes

HPI 43 - We Beg to Differ - the Buddhists and Jains  

An introduction to philosophical developments in Buddhism and Jainism up to the time of Dignāga in the sixth century AD.

HPI 42 - In Good Taste - The Aesthetics of Rasa  

Bharata’s Nātya-Śāstra and later works from Kashmir explore the idea of rasa, an emotional response to drama, music, and poetry.

HPI 41 - Monima Chadha on Indian Philosophy of Mind  

Monima Chadha takes Peter through Buddhist-Hindu debates over mind and self.

HPI 40 - Mind out of Matter - Materialist Theories of the Self  

Pāyasi and the Cārvāka anticipate modern-day theories of mind by arguing that there is no independent soul; rather thought emerges from the body.

HPI 39 - The Wolf’s Footprint - Indian Naturalism  

The Cārvāka or Lokāyata tradition rejects the efficacy of ritual and belief in the afterlife, and restricts knowledge to the realm of sense-perception.

HPI 38 - A Day in the Life - Theories of Time  

Ancient Indian cosmology and the Vaiśeṣika defense of the reality of time and space.

HPI 38 - A Day in the Life - Theories of Time  

Ancient Indian cosmology and the Vaiśeṣika defense of the reality of time and space.

HPI 37 - The Whole Story - Vaisesika on Complexity and Causation  

The Vaiśeṣika response to Buddhist skepticism about wholes made up of parts.

HPI 37 - The Whole Story - Vaisesika on Complexity and Causation  

The Vaiśeṣika response to Buddhist skepticism about wholes made up of parts.

HPI 36 - Fine Grained Analysis - Kanada’s Vaisesika-Sutra  

The Vaiśeṣika school offers a metaphysical analysis of the world and an atomistic physics.

HPI 36 - Fine Grained Analysis - Kanada’s Vaisesika-Sutra  

The Vaiśeṣika school offers a metaphysical analysis of the world and an atomistic physics.

HPI 35 - Ujjwala Jha and V.N. Jha on Nyaya  

Prof Jha and Prof Jha discuss the theories and later influence of the Nyāya school.

HPI 35 - Ujjwala Jha and V.N. Jha on Nyaya  

Prof Jha and Prof Jha discuss the theories and later influence of the Nyāya school.

HPI 34 - The Truth Shall Set You Free - Nyaya on the Mind  

Nyāya proposes that each of us has both a self and a mind, in addition to the body.

HPI 34 - The Truth Shall Set You Free - Nyaya on the Mind  

Nyāya proposes that each of us has both a self and a mind, in addition to the body.

HPI 33 - Standard Deductions - Nyaya on Reasoning  

Gautama and his commentators tell us how to separate good inferences from bad ones.

HPI 33 - Standard Deductions - Nyaya on Reasoning  

Gautama and his commentators tell us how to separate good inferences from bad ones.

HPI 32 - What You See Is What You Get - Nyaya on Perception  

Nyāya philosophers explain how perception can bring us knowledge.

HPI 32 - What You See Is What You Get - Nyaya on Perception  

Nyāya philosophers explain how perception can bring us knowledge.

HPI 31 - Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire - Gautama’s Nyaya-Sutra  

The Nyāya-Sūtra inaugurates a tradition of logical and epistemological analysis.

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