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Lucas den Boer

PhD candidate

L. den Boer MPhil
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Lucas den Boer is a PhD candidate in Indian philosophy at the Leiden University Institute for Area Studies.

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Fields of interest

Indian philosophy, Jaina philosophy, history of philosophy in South Asia, global philosophy

PhD research

My PhD research focuses on Jaina philosophy in the Gupta Period. My dissertation deals with early Jaina epistemology and its relation with the theories of rival movements, such as the Nyāya and Buddhist traditions.

I am interested in the history of Indian philosophy, its socio-historical context, and the place of Indian thought in the contemporary discipline of philosophy. I work as a research associate of the ERC project Beyond Boundaries: Religion, Region, Language and the State.


2015 – MA (cum laude) Philosophy (research), University of Groningen
2012 – BA (cum laude) Philosophy, University of Groningen


- “Guṇaratna’s Refutation of the Cārvāka Perspective on the Soul: An Argumentative Analysis of Tarkarahasyadīpikā 49.98-134,” conference paper presented at the 6th International Indology Graduate Research Symposium (Hamburg, October 6th to 8th, 2014).

“Methodological Challenges in the Study of Jain doxographies,” CSRCA (Centre for the Study of Religion and Culture in Asia) Newsletter, Autumn 2014: 27-30.

- “Jaina Logic: SOAS Jaina Studies Workshop 2013” (conference report), Newsletter of the Centre of Jaina Studies, March 2014: 10-13.

Review of: Himal Trikha, Perspektivismus und Kritik: das pluralistische Erkenntnismodell der Jainas angesichts der Polemik gegen das Vaiśeṣika in Vidyānandins Satyaśāsanaparīkṣā, Vienna, 2012. Bulletin d’Études Indiennes 31: 267-272.


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PhD candidate

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Leiden Institute for Area Studies
  • SAS India en Tibet

Work address

Matthias de Vrieshof
Matthias de Vrieshof 4
2311 BZ Leiden
Room number 1.04b


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