History of Philosophy in India

By Peter Adamson and Jonardon Ganeri

On Going since Sep 2015

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

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  Direct Link   Download 25 Minutes 20 Sep 2020

John Jacob Thomas argues for self-government in the English colonies of the Caribbean but his fellow Trinidadian Frederick Alexander Durham recommends repatriation to Africa instead.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 06 Sep 2020

Haitian anthropologist Anténor Firmin debunks racist pseudo-science and argues that inequalities among humans are caused by social, not biological, factors.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 19 Jul 2020

T. Thomas Fortune uses newspaper editorials to put forth a theory of civil rights and set out a plan of political action for protecting them.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 26 Minutes 05 Jul 2020

Edward Blyden gains appreciation for Islam in West Africa and gradually moves from political nationalism to cultural nationalism.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 21 Jun 2020

Africanus Horton looks toward a future of self-government for West Africa beyond slavery and colonialism.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 24 Minutes 07 Jun 2020

Wilson Moses speaks to us about his research into early black notionalism, as represented by Crummell, Douglass, and others.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 24 May 2020

Alexander Crummell moves from pan-Africanism to reform of African American culture, identifying progressive “civilization” as a means of liberation.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 25 Minutes 10 May 2020

Mary Ann Shadd and Samuel Ringgold Ward reflect on what Canada can offer African Americans, differing on the problem of racism.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 25 Minutes 26 Apr 2020

The moral crusades of Sojourner Truth and Frances Harper, activists against racial and gender oppression.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 12 Apr 2020

He is called a “father of black nationalism,” but Martin Delany also promoted integration in American society. Can the apparent tension be resolved?. . .

  Direct Link   Download 25 Minutes 29 Mar 2020

Henry Highland Garnet encourages, or actually demands, that enslaved Americans throw off their chains and debates Douglass over how best to resist slavery.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 15 Mar 2020

In two speeches marking holidays, Frederick Douglass champions the idea of world citizenship, the power of appeals to conscience to bring change, and the role of violence.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 01 Mar 2020

Frederick Douglass' journey from slave to leading figure of 19th century American thought.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 30 Minutes 16 Feb 2020

Melvin Rogers joins us to discuss Hosea Walker, Maria Stewart, and Hosea Easton.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 31 Minutes 02 Feb 2020

Hosea Easton’s Treatise provides an overlooked but fascinating theory of race and racism.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 19 Jan 2020

Maria W. Stewart’s public addresses bring the concerns of African American women into the struggle against racial prejudice.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 25 Minutes 05 Jan 2020

David Walker defends violent resistance and encourages self-improvement in his incendiary and influential Appeal.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 32 Minutes 22 Dec 2019

An interview with James Sidbury about the emergence of a self-conscious African identity in the diaspora.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 08 Dec 2019

Questions of political autonomy and group identity in the emigration movement led by Paul Cuffe, Daniel Coker, John Russwurm and others.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 24 Nov 2019

Building black institutions in early American history, with Prince Hall and the Masons in Boston, and Richard Allen and the Methodists in Philadelphia.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 32 Minutes 10 Nov 2019

An interview with Doris Garraway on the background, intellectual basis, and legacy of the Haitian Revolution.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 24 Minutes 27 Oct 2019

The Baron de Vastey unveils the horror of colonialism as a system and defends the monarchy of King Christophe in the tense early years of Haiti’s independence.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 13 Oct 2019

In an age of revolutions and revolutionary ideas, the Haitian Revolution of 1791-1804 stands out as the most radical of them all.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 30 Minutes 29 Sep 2019

Quobna Ottobah Cugoano and Olaudah Equiano advance the goals of the abolitionist movement through a groundbreaking political treatise and an influential autobiography.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 28 Minutes 15 Sep 2019

Ignatius Sancho and Benjamin Banneker make their mark on the history of Africana thought through letters that reflect on the power of sentiment.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 26 Minutes 01 Sep 2019

Preacher and Revolutionary War soldier Lemuel Haynes argues that the principles of the American Revolution demand the abolition of slavery.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 21 Jul 2019

Phillis Wheatley astonishes colonial Americans with her exquisite and precocious poetry and reflects on the liberating power of the imagination.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 25 Minutes 07 Jul 2019

18th century black authors touch on philosophical themes in autobiographical narratives, poetry, and other literary genres.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 40 Minutes 23 Jun 2019

Justin E.H. Smith joins us to discuss Anton Wilhelm Amo against the background of ideas about race in early modern philosophy, including Leibniz.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 09 Jun 2019

Anton Wilhelm Amo, brought to Germany from his native Ghana, defends a rigorous dualism of mind and body. Was this philosophy connected to his African origins?. . .

  Direct Link   Download 28 Minutes 26 May 2019

An introduction to Africana philosophical thought as it emerged from the modern experience of slavery and colonization by Europeans.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 44 Minutes 12 May 2019

Co-host Chike Jeffers and Peter chat about the themes and questions raised by the podcast so far.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 26 Minutes 28 Apr 2019

As the twentieth century draws to a close, the critique of ethnophilosophy gives way to approaches that continue to privilege the study of precolonial traditions.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 31 Minutes 14 Apr 2019

An interview with Kai Kresse who discusses his efforts to do "anthropology of philosophy" on the Swahili Coast.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 31 Mar 2019

Henry Odera Oruka’s new method for exploring philosophy in Africa, based on interviews with wise individuals.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 27 Minutes 17 Mar 2019

Paulin Hountondji and other African philosophers criticize ethnophilosophy and advocate a universalist approach.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 38 Minutes 03 Mar 2019

An interview with Nkiru Nzegwu on matriarchy and gender fluidity in Africa.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 24 Minutes 17 Feb 2019

What archeology and ethnography tell us about the diverse and often ambiguous roles of men and women in traditional African societies.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 03 Feb 2019

Special forms of knowledge and the explanation of misfortunes in African tradition.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 20 Jan 2019

Emphasis on the value of community as a major theme in African philosophy.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 18 Minutes 06 Jan 2019

Traditional African ideas about personhood, which challenge assumptions about the relation between mind and body, self and other.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 23 Dec 2018

Is traditional African religion in some sense monotheist, despite the worship of many divinities?. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 09 Dec 2018

John Mbiti’s influential and controversial claim that traditional Africans experience time as having “a long past, a present, and virtually no future.”. . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 25 Nov 2018

A conversation with Sam Imbo on approaching oral traditions as philosophy and the Ugandan thinker and poet Okot p'Bitek.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 11 Nov 2018

An introduction to the “ethnophilosophy” approach inaugurated by Placide Tempels, its promises and potential pitfalls.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 29 Minutes 28 Oct 2018

Peter speaks to Souleymane Bachir Diagne about Islamic scholars in West Africa.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 14 Oct 2018

Uthman Dan Fodio and his family were scholars, poets, and warriors whose jihad in 19th century Nigeria created the Sokoto Caliphate.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 30 Sep 2018

The spread of Islamic scholarship in subsaharan Africa, focusing on intellectuals of the Songhay empire around the Niger River in the 15th-17th centuries.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 39 Minutes 16 Sep 2018

Teodros Kiros discusses the history of Ethiopian thought and how it has influenced his own work in political philosophy.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 02 Sep 2018

Walda Heywat’s reaction to the thought of his teacher Zera Yacob, and the dispute over the authenticity of these two Ethiopian philosophers.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 22 Jul 2018

The 17th century Ethiopian rationalist Zera Yacob, hailed as the first modern Africana philosopher.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 27 Minutes 08 Jul 2018

Philosophy in Ethiopia, with translations of religious and philosophical texts into Ge’ez and a national epic called the Kebra Nagast.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 32 Minutes 24 Jun 2018

Egyptioogist Richard Parkinson joins us to talk about the context and meaning of the Eloquent Peasant and other literary works of ancient Egypt.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 10 Jun 2018

Demands for ma’at (justice or truth) and a confrontation with the soul, in the Tale of the Eloquent Peasant and Dispute Between a Man and his Ba.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 27 May 2018

Ethical reflection in ancient Egyptian grave inscriptions and in works of instruction, such as the Maxims of Ptahhotep and the Instructions named for Amenemope, Ani, and Merikare.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 19 Minutes 13 May 2018

Ancient Egyptian figures and writings including the Pyramid Texts, Imhotep, and the "first monotheist" Akhenaten reflect on the nature of things and questions of morality.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 29 Apr 2018

Do the cuneiform writings of Babylonian culture show that it had its own philosophy?. . .

  Direct Link   Download 19 Minutes 15 Apr 2018

Might philosophy be as old as humankind as we know it? We investigate the implications of findings concerning the origins of humankind in Africa.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 01 Apr 2018

Chike Jeffers and Peter Adamson kick off the new series by explaining the scope and meaning of "Africana philosophy".. . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 18 Mar 2018

The host of the History of India podcast joins us for the final episode on India. Coming next: Africana philosophy!. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 04 Mar 2018

A whirlwind tour of developments in Indian philosophy after Dignāga and a few words about the contemporary relevance of the tradition.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 18 Feb 2018

The impact of ancient Indian thought upon the Muslim scholar al-Bīrūnī and upon European thinkers like Hume, Hegel, and Schopenhauer.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 04 Feb 2018

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

  Direct Link   Download 26 Minutes 21 Jan 2018

An interview with Amber Carpenter about the status of nonhuman animals in ancient Indian philosophy and literature.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 07 Jan 2018

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

  Direct Link   Download 19 Minutes 24 Dec 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.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 18 Minutes 10 Dec 2017

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

  Direct Link   Download 46 Minutes 26 Nov 2017

Graham Priest joins Peter to discuss non-classical logic and its connections with Buddhist patterns of reasoning.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 12 Nov 2017

Dignāga’s trairūpya theory, which sets out the three conditions required for making reliable inferences.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 29 Oct 2017

The great Buddhist thinker Dignāga argues that general concepts and language are mere constructions superimposed on perception.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 15 Oct 2017

Vasubandhu’s path to Yogācāra Buddhism, a form of idealism which holds that nothing can be mind-independent.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 32 Minutes 01 Oct 2017

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

  Direct Link   Download 18 Minutes 17 Sep 2017

Does the Jain theory of seven predications (saptabhaṇgī) land them in self-contradiction, or help them to avoid it?. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 06 Aug 2017

The Jain theory of standpoints or non-onesidedness (anekāntavāda) makes truth a matter of perspective.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 23 Jul 2017

A discussion with Jan Westerhoff, an expert on the great Buddhist thinker Nāgārjuna.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 09 Jul 2017

Nāgārjuna’s four-fold argument scheme, the tetralemma (catuṣkoṭi).. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 25 Jun 2017

Nāgārjuna applies his emptiness theory to motion, change, and cognition.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 11 Jun 2017

Nāgārjuna founds the Madhyāmaka (“middle way”) Buddhist tradition by “relinquishing all views” and arguing that everything is “empty.”. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 28 May 2017

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

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 14 May 2017

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

  Direct Link   Download 29 Minutes 30 Apr 2017

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

  Direct Link   Download 19 Minutes 16 Apr 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.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 19 Minutes 02 Apr 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.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 19 Mar 2017

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

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 19 Mar 2017

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

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 05 Mar 2017

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

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 05 Mar 2017

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

  Direct Link   Download 19 Minutes 19 Feb 2017

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

  Direct Link   Download 19 Minutes 19 Feb 2017

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

  Direct Link   Download 40 Minutes 05 Feb 2017

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

  Direct Link   Download 40 Minutes 05 Feb 2017

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

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 22 Jan 2017

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

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 22 Jan 2017

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

  Direct Link   Download 19 Minutes 08 Jan 2017

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

  Direct Link   Download 19 Minutes 08 Jan 2017

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

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 25 Dec 2016

Nyāya philosophers explain how perception can bring us knowledge.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 25 Dec 2016

Nyāya philosophers explain how perception can bring us knowledge.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 11 Dec 2016

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

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 11 Dec 2016

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

  Direct Link   Download 29 Minutes 27 Nov 2016

A leading expert on the founding text of Yoga tells us why, when, and by whom it was written.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 29 Minutes 27 Nov 2016

A leading expert on the founding text of Yoga tells us why, when, and by whom it was written.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 19 Minutes 13 Nov 2016

Yoga as presented by Patañjali offers a practical complement to the Sāṃkhya theory of the cosmos and the self.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 19 Minutes 13 Nov 2016

Yoga as presented by Patañjali offers a practical complement to the Sāṃkhya theory of the cosmos and the self.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 30 Oct 2016

Philosophical aspects of Ayurveda, focusing on the oldest surviving medical treatise, the Caraka-Samhita.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 30 Oct 2016

Philosophical aspects of Ayurveda, focusing on the oldest surviving medical treatise, the Caraka-Samhita.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 24 Minutes 16 Oct 2016

The oldest treatise of Sāṃkhya enumerates the principles of the cosmos and of the human mind.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 24 Minutes 16 Oct 2016

The oldest treatise of Sāṃkhya enumerates the principles of the cosmos and of the human mind.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 34 Minutes 02 Oct 2016

Francis Clooney joins us to discuss the religious and philosophical aspects of Vedānta.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 34 Minutes 02 Oct 2016

Francis Clooney joins us to discuss the religious and philosophical aspects of Vedānta.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 19 Minutes 18 Sep 2016

The grammarian Bhartṛhari argues that the study of language is the path to liberation, because the undivided reality underlying language is brahman.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 19 Minutes 18 Sep 2016

The grammarian Bhartṛhari argues that the study of language is the path to liberation, because the undivided reality underlying language is brahman.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 04 Sep 2016

Śaṅkara and his “non-dual” (Advaita) Vedānta, which teaches that only brahman is real, and the world of experience and individual self are mere illusion.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 04 Sep 2016

Śaṅkara and his “non-dual” (Advaita) Vedānta, which teaches that only brahman is real, and the world of experience and individual self are mere illusion.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 126 Minutes 06 Aug 2016

How to fill the month of August while the podcast is on summer break. Buy the book versions of the podcast at Oxford University Press.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 2 Minutes 06 Aug 2016

How to fill the month of August while the podcast is on summer break. Buy the book versions of the podcast at Oxford University Press.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 18 Minutes 24 Jul 2016

The founding text of the Vedānta school, the Vedānta- or Brahma-Sūtra, interprets the Upaniṣads as teaching that all things derive from brahman.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 18 Minutes 24 Jul 2016

The founding text of the Vedānta school, the Vedānta- or Brahma-Sūtra, interprets the Upaniṣads as teaching that all things derive from brahman.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 35 Minutes 10 Jul 2016

Mīmāṃsā expert Elisa Freschi speaks to Peter about philosophical issues arising from the interpretation of the Veda.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 35 Minutes 10 Jul 2016

Mīmāṃsā expert Elisa Freschi speaks to Peter about philosophical issues arising from the interpretation of the Veda.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 26 Jun 2016

The Mīmāṃsā school put their faith in sense experience, and argue that the Veda, and hence language itself, had no beginning.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 26 Jun 2016

The Mīmāṃsā school put their faith in sense experience, and argue that the Veda, and hence language itself, had no beginning.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 12 Jun 2016

In the Mīmāṃsā school’s founding text, Jaimini systematizes Vedic ritual and explores its theoretical basis.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 12 Jun 2016

In the Mīmāṃsā school’s founding text, Jaimini systematizes Vedic ritual and explores its theoretical basis.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 29 May 2016

Skeptical tendences in Indian thought and responses to skepticism from the Mīmāṃsā and Vedānta schools.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 23 Minutes 29 May 2016

Skeptical tendences in Indian thought and responses to skepticism from the Mīmāṃsā and Vedānta schools.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 24 Minutes 14 May 2016

Rival philosophical schools proliferate and subdivide in our second major historical period, the “age of the sūtra.”. . .

  Direct Link   Download 24 Minutes 14 May 2016

Rival philosophical schools proliferate and subdivide in our second major historical period, the “age of the sūtra.”. . .

  Direct Link   Download 34 Minutes 01 May 2016

An interview with Jessica Frazier about philosophical ideas and arguments in the Vedas, Upanisads and later Hindu texts.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 34 Minutes 01 May 2016

An interview with Jessica Frazier about philosophical ideas and arguments in the Vedas, Upanisads and later Hindu texts.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 17 Apr 2016

Women philosophers and ideas about women in Buddhism, the Upanisads, and the Mahabharata.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 0 Minutes 17 Apr 2016

Women philosophers and ideas about women in Buddhism, the Upanisads, and the Mahabharata.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 24 Minutes 03 Apr 2016

Vegetarianism and non-violence (ahimsa) in ancient Jainism, Buddhism, and Hinduism.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 24 Minutes 03 Apr 2016

Vegetarianism and non-violence (ahimsa) in ancient Jainism, Buddhism, and Hinduism.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 20 Mar 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.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 20 Mar 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.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 06 Mar 2016

The great Hindu epic Mahābhārata explores moral dilemmas and the permissibilty of lying, against the background of the ethical concept of dharma.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 06 Mar 2016

The great Hindu epic Mahābhārata explores moral dilemmas and the permissibilty of lying, against the background of the ethical concept of dharma.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 33 Minutes 21 Feb 2016

Peter speaks to Rupert Gethin about the no-self theory, and its implications for Buddhist ethics and meditation practices.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 33 Minutes 21 Feb 2016

Peter speaks to Rupert Gethin about the no-self theory, and its implications for Buddhist ethics and meditation practices.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 07 Feb 2016

Two figures from the Mauryan dynasty, Kautilya and the king Ashoka, set out contrasting ideas about the ideal political rule.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 07 Feb 2016

Two figures from the Mauryan dynasty, Kautilya and the king Ashoka, set out contrasting ideas about the ideal political rule.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 24 Jan 2016

The Buddha offers two parables to explain the purpose of his philosophical teaching.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 24 Jan 2016

The Buddha offers two parables to explain the purpose of his philosophical teaching.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 10 Jan 2016

The Four Noble Truths of the Buddha, and the function they are supposed to play in our lives.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 22 Minutes 10 Jan 2016

The Four Noble Truths of the Buddha, and the function they are supposed to play in our lives.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 27 Dec 2015

The pioneering Sanskrit grammar of Pāṇini and its implications for philosophy of language.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 27 Dec 2015

The pioneering Sanskrit grammar of Pāṇini and its implications for philosophy of language.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 13 Dec 2015

An interview with Brian Black about the philosophical and social aspects of the Upanisads.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 36 Minutes 13 Dec 2015

An interview with Brian Black about the philosophical and social aspects of the Upanisads.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 19 Minutes 29 Nov 2015

The origins of the idea of karma, its moral significance in the Upanisads, and an alternative conception in the Bhagavad Gita.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 19 Minutes 29 Nov 2015

The origins of the idea of karma, its moral significance in the Upanisads, and an alternative conception in the Bhagavad Gita.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 15 Nov 2015

The god Indra learns patience and something about the self in a famous passage from the Upanisads.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 21 Minutes 15 Nov 2015

The god Indra learns patience and something about the self in a famous passage from the Upanisads.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 19 Minutes 01 Nov 2015

The ancient texts known as the Upanisads claim to expose the hidden connections between things, including the self and the world.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 19 Minutes 01 Nov 2015

The ancient texts known as the Upanisads claim to expose the hidden connections between things, including the self and the world.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 17 Minutes 18 Oct 2015

The Vedic period sets the context of the Upanisads, Buddhism and Jainism.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 17 Minutes 18 Oct 2015

The Vedic period sets the context of the Upanisads, Buddhism and Jainism.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 24 Minutes 04 Oct 2015

A whirlwind tour of philosophical literature in India.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 24 Minutes 04 Oct 2015

A whirlwind tour of philosophical literature in India.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 14 Sep 2015

In this introduction to the series, Peter Adamson and Jonardon Ganeri propose that Indian philosophy was primarily a way of life and search for the highest good.. . .

  Direct Link   Download 20 Minutes 14 Sep 2015

In this introduction to the series, Peter Adamson and Jonardon Ganeri propose that Indian philosophy was primarily a way of life and search for the highest good.. . .

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