Shyam Ranganathan (York University, Toronto)
submitted: Wed, 28 Jan 2004 16:07:43 -0500
Department of Philosophy
York University (Toronto, CANADA)
32 Cobblestone Dr.
Toronto ON, M2J 2X7 CANADA
Description of Work:
(PhD candidate, TA, Acting Area Editor for Indian Philosophy,
Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
After a BA and an MA in "philosophy" (i.e., Western philosophy) I elected
to do an MA in South Asian Studies at the University of Toronto. This was
the beginning of my research in Indian philosophy, which has long outlived
my formal training in South Asian Studies, or a formal affiliation with a
department that teaches South Asian related material. My thesis in that
degree was titled "Ethics and the History of Indian Philosophy." I am
currently a PhD candidate in philosophy. My dissertation concerns
translating evaluative discourse across languages and cultures. But it has
its roots in my interest in the metaethical and linguistic problems of
identifying moral discourse in philosophical Sanskrit. Publications in
Indian philosophy include:
"Sankhya and Yoga: One Darsana or Two."
Namarupa: Categories of Indian Thought, (Winter 2004) pp. 29-33
"Ramanuja," Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, University of Tennessee
at Martin's Main Web Server. James Fieser (General Ed.) and Jeffrey L.
Richey (Eastern Philosophy Ed.) 2003. Available from World Wide Web:
I am interested in the history of Indian philosophy in general, and the
history of Indian moral philosophy in particular.