Cross-cultural reading group

Cross-cultural Reading Group 

Organizers: Lucas den Boer & Andrea Sangiacomo 

Logic, Epistemology and Metaphysics in Ancient Indian Thought

Often translated simply as ‘logic,’ the Sanskrit word nyāya means ‘rule of reasoning’ or ‘method of reasoning.’ Texts from the school of classical Indian philosophy that bears this name are concerned with cognition, reasoning, metaphysics and the norms that govern rational debate.

In this reading group, we will discuss the recent translation of a selection from the early school of Nyāya. The translation focuses on its foundational text, the Nyāya-sūtra (c. 200 CE), with excerpts from the early commentaries.

Reference: Matthew Dasti and Stephen Phillips, The Nyāya-sūtra: Selections with Early Commentaries, Hackett 2017

First meetings:
Thursday, 24th January 2019, 2-4pm Aquarium
Thursday, 31st January 2019, 2-4pm Aquarium
Thursday, 7th February 2019, 2-4pm Aquarium
Thursday, 14th February 2019, 2-4pm Aquarium

All meetings take place at the Faculty of Philosophy, Oude Boteringestraat 52, Groningen.

Everybody is welcome to attend 

Registration is appreciated

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