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Occupation researcher
Introduction I hold a degree in Philosophy and a PhD in Sanskrit. I am currently at the Austrian Academy of Sciences and I have published books (Brill, Peter Lang forthcoming), book chapters (please visit my page on Academia to see the complete list) and articles (Journal of Indian Philosophy, Nagoya Studies, Indo-Iranian Journal, WZKS, RSO, RiSS and several others) on various topics of Sanskrit (and) philosophy. I have been invited to speak at several conferences and I organized many myself. I enjoy discussing and am grateful for honest criticisms. To see my collaborative projects, check this webpage: http://asiatica.wikispaces.com I always answer to queries, either privately or through the blog. (I would appreciate if someone would thank me afterwards, though!)
Interests My long-term program is to make "Indian Philosophy" part of "Philosophy". Just like the ideas of German, English, French, Italian… philosophers are all likely to be found in the same book about "History of Philosophy" or "Moral Philosophy", I would like Indian thinkers not to be banned in separate ghettos (books on "Indian Philosophy" or, at best, chapters on "Indian Philosophy" kept well separated from the rest). Of course, such an enterprise can only be a collective one, insofar as one needs to (critically) edit, translate, analyse, discuss a huge number of texts. Hence, I am keen to participate and initiate every kind of undertaking ultimately leading to this goal.