APA Newsletter on B. K. Matilal

It has been more than a month, but in case you would have missed this fine engagement with B. K. Matilal, please have a look at this wonderful edition of the APA Newsletter: download here. In circa 30 pages, it includes reflections on Matilal’s cross-cultural project of relating Indian and Western philosophy (cultural implications), on the analytical methodology for doing so, on his own philosophical positions (in particular regarding Nyāya), and the actual relevance/critique/further developments of his project and philosophy. An exceptionnal programme!


  • “An Exemplary Indian Intellectual: Bimal Krishna Matilal,” Jonardon Ganeri
  • “Philosophy, Indian and Western: Some Thoughts from Bimal Matilal,” Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad
  • “Bimal Krishna Matilal’s Style of Doing Philosophy,” Richard Hayes
  • “Three Dogmas of Matilal: Direct Realism, Lingophilia, and Dharma Ethics,” Purushottama Bilimoria
  • “A Cautionary Note on Matilal’s Way of Doing Indian Philosophy,” Nirmalya Narayan Chakraborty
  • “Whither the Matilal Strategy?,” Ethan Mills
  • “Nyāya Ethical Theory,” Kisor K. Chakrabarti
  • “Bimal Krishna Matilal and the Enduring Significance of the Constructive Engagement Between Contemporary Analytic and Classical Indian Philosophy,” Anand Jayprakash Vaidya
  • “Expanding Matilal’s Project through First-Person Research,” Neil Sims

Originally announced on the Indian Philosophy Blog by the editor.


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