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Chinese Studies November 20, 2020

Zhuangzi and the Becoming of Nothingness

Zhuangzi and the Becoming of Nothingness (SUNY Press, 2018) offers a radical rereading of the Daoist classic Zhuangzi by bringing to light the role of nothingness in grounding the cosmological and metaphysical aspects of its thought. Through a careful analysis of the text and its appended commentaries, David Chai reveals not only how nothingness physically enriches the myriad things of the world, but also why the Zhuangzi prefers nothingness over …
Performing Arts April 29, 2020

The Phenomenology of a Performative Knowledge System

Dancing with Native American Epistemology

Shay Welch

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In The Phenomenology of a Performative Knowledge System: Dancing with Native American Epistemology (Palgrave Macmillian, 2019), Shay Welch investigates the phenomenological ways that dance choreographing and dance performance exemplify both …
South Asian Studies September 20, 2019

Language, Meaning, and Use in Indian Philosophy

An Introduction to Mukula's “Fundamentals of the Communicative Function”

Malcolm Keating

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Philosophy of Language was a central concern in classical Indian Philosophy. Philosophers in the tradition discussed testimony, pragmatics, and the religious implications of language, among other topics. In his new …
South Asian Studies February 20, 2019

Three Pillars of Skepticism in Classical India

Nagarjuna, Jayarasi, and Sri Harsa

Ethan Mills

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Skepticism has a long history in the Western tradition, from Pyrrhonian Skepticism in the Hellenistic period to more contemporary forms of skepticism most often used as foils to theories of …