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Book Launch 'Indian and Intercultural Philosophy: Personhood, Consciousness, and Causality' by Douglas L. Berger

Wednesday 20 October 2021
Cleveringaplaats 1
2311 BD Leiden
0/11 in-person and online

Kaltura Live Room (https://smart.newrow.com/room/nr2/?room_id=ytz-076&fr=lti)

Leiden’s Center for Intercultural Philosophy is delighted to announce the book launch of Indian and Intercultural Philosophy: Personhood, Consciousness, and Causality (Bloomsbury 2021), a monograph by Prof. Douglas Berger, on Oct 20, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Leiden time (9:00-11:30 a.m. Eastern Time in North America).

In this volume, Prof. Berger investigates Indian philosophies from both classical and inter-cultural perspectives, placing Indian traditions in conversation both with one another and with Confucian, Chinese Buddhist, medieval Indian Sufi and modern Continental traditions. As such, this volume explores how much relevance classical Indian thought has for ancient Confucian views of ethics, Chinese Buddhist depictions of consciousness, medieval Mughal conceptions of metaphysics and Continental conceptions of value and human ideals (https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/indian-and-intercultural-philosophy-9781350174184/). The book launch takes on the format of an Author Meets Criticssession that features four distinguished scholars from the fields of Brāhmiṇical, Buddhist, East Asian and Intercultural Philosophy. Participants are welcomed to join the event either in person or online through Kaltura.


3:00-3:20 p.m.

Opening Remarks & Introduction of the Book

Douglas Berger (Leiden University)

3:20-4:45 p.m.

Reading Indian and Intercultural Philosophy

Tao Jiang (Rutgers University)
Monika Kirloskar-Steinbach (VU University Amsterdam)
Jin Y. Park (American University)
Agnieszka Rostalska (University of Ghent)

4:45-5:00 p.m. Author’s Responses
5:00-5:30 p.m. Q & A


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