Diversify Our Syllabi: Indian Philosophy

The Diversity Committee of the Department of Philosophy at York is pleased to announce the first of a series of workshops this year, "Diversify Our Syllabi: Indian Philosophy."

This series serves to support philosophy educators in their efforts to diversify the content of their syllabi. In each workshop in this series, a scholar with research or teaching experience in a specific area of underrepresented philosophy is asked to address three questions: (a) what is the history of the topic, (b) what are the major disagreements within this history, and (c) what are some suggestions for readings (and available translations) that other philosophers could incorporate into their syllabi. All philosophy educators (including TAs) and interested philosophers welcome!

Our first workshop of the year on the topic of Indian Philosophy will be led by Dr. Shyam Ranganathan (York University, Philosophy). He is author of Ethics and the History of Indian Philosophy (MLBD 2007, 2017 2nd ed), translator and commentator of Patañjali’s Yoga Sūtra  (Penguin 2008), and editor of and contributor to the Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Indian Ethics (Bloomsbury Academic, 2017).

When: 3:30-5:30, Friday September 29, 2017.

Where: 421 South Ross, Philosophy Department, York University.