Indian Philosophy and the Historiography of Philosophy

April 16, 2024 - April 17, 2024
University of Southampton

United Kingdom

This will be an accessible event, including organized related activities

View the Call For Papers

This event is available both online and in-person


Yale-NUS College
IIT Bhubaneswar
University of Toronto, Mississauga
University of Oxford
McMaster University
Lancaster University
London Metropolitan University
IIT Bhubaneswar


University of Southampton
University of Southampton

Topic areas

Talks at this conference

Add a talk


This workshop will investigate relationships between modern Western philosophy and Classical Indian philosophy. Its governing questions are:

  • How differently can we tell the story of philosophy’s development by correcting past prejudices and properly integrating and engaging with Indian sources?
  • What roles has Indian philosophy played in the history of philosophy? 
  • How and why has the historiography of philosophy excluded Indian philosophy? 

Workshop venue

University of Southampton, Building 5, Room 2011, Highfield Campus, Southampton, UK, SO17 1BJ.


For in-person attendance, please register by contacting [email protected] by 9 April

To attend online via Microsoft Teams, Click here to join the meeting

Tuesday 16 April 


Chakravarthi Ram Prasad (Lancaster University), ‘Knowing Where to Look: Bringing Indian Materials into Contemporary Debates on Emotions’


Kassandra Dugi (University of Oxford), ‘Madhyamaka Philosophy and Rethinking the Historiography of Free Will’


Christopher Ryan (London Metropolitan University), ‘Indian wisdom flows back to Europe’: Schopenhauer and classical Indian negation’


Christopher Janaway and Kurt Sylvan (University of Southampton), ‘Indian Thought in the History of Philosophy: Future Directions’

Wednesday 17 April


Nilanjan Das (University of Toronto), ‘On Translating Sanskrit Epistemology: The Case of Pramā


Ananya Chaudhary and Richa Shukla (IIT Bhubaneswar), ‘Decolonizing the Image of Classical Indian Thought’


Sajan Karn (McMaster University), ‘Nietzsche’s concept of the Übermensch and Hindu Thought’


Amber Carpenter (Yale-NUS College), tba

Supporting material

Add supporting material (slides, programs, etc.)




April 9, 2024, 11:45pm BST

Who is attending?

2 people are attending:

McMaster University
London Metropolitan University

See all

Will you attend this event?

Let us know so we can notify you of any change of plan.

RSVPing on PhilEvents is not sufficient to register for this event.