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    Panentheism: What It Is and Is Not.Raphael Lataster & Purushottama Bilimoria - 2018 - Journal of World Philosophies 3 (2):49-64.
    There has been much written of late on the topic of panentheism. Dissatisfied with many contemporary descriptions of “panentheism” and the related “pantheism,” which we feel arise out of theistic presuppositions, we produce our own definition of sorts, rooted in and paying respect to the term’s etymology and the concept’s roots in Indian religion and western philosophy. Furthermore, we consider and comment on the arguments and comments concerning panentheism’s definition and plausibility put forth by Göcke, Mullins, and Nickel.
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  2. Why is There Nothing Rather Than Something An Essay in the Comparative Metaphysic of Non-Being.Purushottama Bilimoria - 2012 - Sophia 51 (4):509-530.
    This essay in the comparative metaphysic of nothingness begins by pondering why Leibniz thought of the converse question as the preeminent one. In Eastern philosophical thought, like the numeral 'zero' (śūnya) that Indian mathematicians first discovered, nothingness as non-being looms large and serves as the first quiver on the imponderables they seem to have encountered (e.g., 'In the beginning was neither non-being nor being: what was there, bottomless deep?' RgVeda X.129). The concept of non-being and its permutations of nothing, negation, (...)
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    Thinking Negation in Early Hinduism and Classical Indian Philosophy.Purushottama Bilimoria - 2017 - Logica Universalis 11 (1):13-33.
    A number of different kinds of negation and negation of negation are developed in Indian thought, from ancient religious texts to classical philosophy. The paper explores the Mīmāṃsā, Nyāya, Jaina and Buddhist theorizing on the various forms and permutations of negation, denial, nullity, nothing and nothingness, or emptiness. The main thesis argued for is that in the broad Indic tradition, negation cannot be viewed as a mere classical operator turning the true into the false, nor reduced to the mainstream Boolean (...)
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    History of Indian Philosophy.Purushottama Bilimoria (ed.) - 2017 - New York, Abingdon UK: Routledge Taylor & Francis Palgrave.
    The History of Indian Philosophy is a comprehensive and authoritative examination of the movements and thinkers that have shaped Indian philosophy over the last three thousand years. An outstanding team of international contributors provide fifty-eight accessible chapters, organis[=z]ed into three clear parts: knowledge, context, concepts philosophical traditions engaging and encounters: modern and postmodern. This outstanding collection is essential reading for students of Indian philosophy. It will also be of interest to those seeking to explore the lasting significance of this rich (...)
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    Why Is There Nothing Rather Than Something?: An Essay in the Comparative Metaphysic of Nonbeing.Purushottama Bilimoria - 2012 - Sophia 51 (4):509-530.
    This essay in the comparative metaphysic of nothingness begins by pondering why Leibniz thought of the converse question as the preeminent one. In Eastern philosophical thought, like the numeral 'zero' (śūnya) that Indian mathematicians first discovered, nothingness as non-being looms large and serves as the first quiver on the imponderables they seem to have encountered (e.g., 'In the beginning was neither non-being nor being: what was there, bottomless deep?' RgVeda X.129). The concept of non-being and its permutations of nothing, negation, (...)
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    Nietzsche as ‘Europe’s Buddha’ and ‘Asia’s Superman’.Purushottama Bilimoria - 2008 - Sophia 47 (3):359-376.
    Nietzsche represents in an interesting way the well-worn Western approach to Asian philosophical and religious thinking: initial excitement, then neglect by appropriation, and swift rejection when found to be incompatible with one’s own tradition, whose roots are inexorably traced back to the ‘ancient’ Greeks. Yet, Nietzsche’s philosophical critique and methods - such as ‘perspectivism’ - offer an instructive route through which to better understand another tradition even if the sole purpose of this exercise is to perceive one’s own limitations through (...)
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    Absence: An Indo-Analytic Inquiry.Anand Jayprakash Vaidya, Purushottama Bilimoria & Jaysankar L. Shaw - 2016 - Sophia 55 (4):491-513.
    Two of the most important contributions that Bimal Krishna Matilal made to comparative philosophy are his doctoral dissertation The Navya-Nyāya Doctrine of Negation: The Semantics and Ontology of Negative Statements in Navya-Nyāya Philosophy and his classic: Perception: An Essay on Classical Indian Theories of Knowing. In this essay, we aim to carry forward the work of Bimal K. Matilal by showing how ideas in classical Indian philosophy concerning absence and perception are relevant to recent debates in Anglo-analytic philosophy. In particular, (...)
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    Editorial Preface.Purushottama Bilimoria - 2010 - Sophia 49 (4):459-459.
  9. On Grief and Mourning: Thinking a Feeling, Back to Bob Solomon.Purushottama Bilimoria - 2011 - Sophia 50 (2):281-301.
    The paper considers various ruminations on the aftermath of the death of a close one, and the processes of grieving and mourning. The conceptual examination of how grief impacts on its sufferers, from different cultural perspectives, is followed by an analytical survey of current thinking among psychologists, psychoanalysts and philosophers on the enigma of grief, and on the associated practice of mourning. Robert C. Solomon reflected deeply on the 'extreme emotion' of grief in his extensive theorizing on the emotions, particularly (...)
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    Hegel’s Reading of the Logic of Indian Philosophy.Purushottama Bilimoria - 2018 - Australasian Philosophical Review 2 (4):412-419.
    ABSTRACTThe commentary engages Hegel’s anxieties as discussed in Robert Pippin’s lead paper on the question of Western ‘modernity’ in early 19th century: how did we get there, to the ‘dissatisfactions of European high culture’, after all the promises of the teleology of world-spirit and hermeneutik that Hegel mapped in the inexorable march of history. More importantly, we ask how does the rest of the world – the non-European, non-modern regions – fare or compare? Where do they belong in the larger (...)
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    Śabda-Pramāṇa: Word and Knowledge.Stephen H. Phillips & Purushottama Bilimoria - 1995 - Philosophy East and West 45 (2):273.
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    Globalisation: Good, Bad, and the Ugly Casualties of Indian Liberalisation.Purushottama Bilimoria - 2018 - Proceedings of the XXIII World Congress of Philosophy 51:25-30.
    There is a lot of talk around about Globalisation and its mana-like benefits; indeed, there are many, in areas such as the spread of communication capabilities, social media, and wider distribution of goods in the free trade marketplace that in previous decades were ‘protected’ by exorbitant excise tariffs, licensing restrictions, and low turn-overs. Since Weber, Robertson, Wallerstein, Appadurai, Tambiah et al, there has been much theorizing on the inevitability of Globalisation and its neat corollaries, Free Trade, Liberalisation, Parallel Modernities, and (...)
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  13. Perturbations Of Desire: Emotions Disarming Morality in the "Great Song" of The Mahabharata.Purushottama Bilimoria - 2004 - In Robert C. Solomon (ed.), Thinking About Feeling: Contemporary Philosophers on Emotions. Oup Usa.
     
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    Raimon Panikkar: A Peripatetic Hindu Hermes.Purushottama Bilimoria & Devasia Muruppath Antony - 2019 - Researcher. European Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences 2 (3):9-29.
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    Duhkha & Karma: The Problem of Evil and God’s Omnipotence. [REVIEW]Purushottama Bilimoria - 1995 - Sophia 34 (1):92-119.
    This paper arises from a symposium on philosophical reconstructions of religious doctrines within the 16th conference of the Australasian Association for the Study of Religions held in the Armidale, N.S.W., July, 1993. The convenor, Peter Forrest, read a paper on ‘Making sense of karma and original sin’, and I elected to discuss the doctrine of karma in the context of the problem of evil. Forrest's paper appeared in the previous issue ofSophia and I shall be making reference to this paper (...)
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    Ninian Smart Religion and Nationalism the Urgency of Transnational Spirituality and Toleration Centre for Indian and Inter-Religious Studies Rome 1994.Purushottama Bilimoria - 1996 - Sophia 35 (1):131-137.
    Studies in Indian Traditions, Delhi: Sri Satguru Publications, A Division of Indian Books Centre, 1994.
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    Varieties of Ethical Reflection: New Directions for Ethics in a Global Context.Stephen C. Angle, Michael Barnhart, Carl B. Becker, Purushottama Bilimoria, Samuel Fleischacker, Alan Fox, Damien Keown, Russell Kirkland, David R. Loy, Mara Miller & Kirill Ole Thompson (eds.) - 2002 - Lexington Books.
    Varieties of Ethical Reflection brings together new cultural and religious perspectives—drawn from non-Western, primarily Asian, philosophical sources—to globalize the contemporary discussion of theoretical and applied ethics.
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    Is Adhik Ra Good Enough for 'Rights'?Purushottama Bilimoria - 1993 - Asian Philosophy 3 (1):3 – 13.
    Abstract The paper considers the question of whether ?rights? as we have it in modern Western thinking has an equivalence within the Indian framework of Dharma. Under Part I we look at purus?rthas to see if the desired human goals imply rights by examining the tension between aspired ?values? and the ?ought? of duty. Next, a potential cognate in the term ?adhik?ra? is investigated via the derivation of a refined signification of ?entitlements?, especially in the exegetical hermeneutics of the Mim?ms?. (...)
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  19. Shri Swaminarayan and Shabda-Pramana.Purushottama Bilimoria - 1981 - In Sahajānanda (ed.), New Dimensions in Vedanta Philosophy. Bochasanwasi Shri Aksharpurushottam Sanstha. pp. 1--158.
     
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    The Jaina Ethic of Voluntary Death*. A Report From India.Purushottama Bilimoria - 1992 - Bioethics 6 (4):331-355.
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    Śrī Swāminārāyaṇ’s Position on Śabdapramāṇa and Śruti: Questions of Epistemic and Theological Validity.Purushottama Bilimoria - 2018 - Journal of Dharma Studies 1 (1):45-67.
    This paper argues that Śrī Swāminārāyaṇ espoused a position on the pramāṇa-s, and his theory was that among these it is śabdapramāṇa that is the important and authoritative pramāṇa. However, in delineating the precise sources and textual authority that fall within the ambit of śabdapramāṇa, he privileged mostly the Smṛti texts, along with Vedānta and Bhagavadgītā commentaries, to which was added later his own Gujarati text Vachanāmrut, as canonical texts of the particular Sampradāya. In so doing, he would be seen (...)
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    S. Radhakrishnan: ‘Saving the Appearances’ in East-West Academy.Purushottama Bilimoria - 2019 - Sophia 58 (1):31-47.
    Sir Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, clearly one of the early modern doyens of Indian Philosophy, remained much enamored of Western thought—of which he took the ancient to classical tradition as his model—and he spent a good part of his speculative life attempting to reconfigure Indian thought to fit the vesture, maybe the toga, of his Greek heroes, namely Plato and Plotinus, and to an extent of Hegelianism that came across via F. H. Bradley: Occidental in form, and Indian in content. It was (...)
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    Ethics of Emotion: Some Indian Reflections.Purushottama Bilimoria - 1995 - In Roger Ames, Robert C. Solomon & Joel Marks (eds.), Emotions in Asian Thought: A Dialogue in Comparative Philosophy. Suny Press. pp. 65--85.
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    Animal Justice and Moral Mendacity.Purushottama Bilimoria - 2018 - Sophia 57 (1):53-67.
    I wish to take up some of the sentiments we have towards animals and put them to test in respect of the claims to moral high grounds in Indian thought-traditions vis-à-vis Abrahamic theologies. And I do this by turning the focus in this instance—on a par with issues of caste, gender, minority status, albeit still within the human community ambience—to the question of animals. Which leads me to ask how sophisticated and in-depth is the appreciation of the issues and questions (...)
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    Ancestors and Anxiety: Daoism and the Birth of Rebirth in China. By Stephen R. Bokenkamp. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007. Pp. Xi+ 220. Hard-Cover $49.95,£ 32.50. Arnis Self-Defense: Stick, Blade, and Empty-Hand Combat Techniques of the Philip-Pines. By José G. Paman. Berkeley: Blue Snake Books, 2007. Pp. Xv+ 178. [REVIEW]Purushottama Bilimoria, Joseph Prabhu & Renuka Sharma Burlington - 2008 - Philosophy East and West 58 (2):297-299.
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    J. J. C Smart (1920-2012): Remembering Jack. [REVIEW]Monima Chadha, Purushottama Bilimoria & John Bigelow - 2013 - Sophia 52 (1):1-5.
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    Reviews. [REVIEW]Paul Rule, Patrick Hutchings, Reg Naulty, Joseph LaPorte, Purushottama Bilimoria, Renee Abbott, Peter Kakol, Rob Harle & V. L. Krishnamoorthy - 1999 - Sophia 38 (1):122-166.
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  28. On Sankara's Attempted Reconciliation of “You” and “I.” Yusmadasmatsamanvaya.Purushottama Bilimoria - 1997 - In Bimal Krishna Matilal, Jitendranath Mohanty & Purusottama Bilimoria (eds.), Relativism, Suffering, and Beyond: Essays in Memory of Bimal K. Matilal. Oxford University Press.
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    Discussion & Reviews.Peter Forrest, Jocelyn Dunphy Blomfield, Bruce Langtry, Purushottama Bilimoria, Frances Gray, V. L. Krishnamoorthy & Winifred Win Han Lamb - 1997 - Sophia 36 (1):140-166.
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    Legal Rulings on Suicide in India and Implications for the Right to Die.Purushottama Bilimoria - 1995 - Asian Philosophy 5 (2):159 – 180.
    Abstract In this paper I am concerned to address the question of voluntary or self?willed death from two distinct positions?a particular community's socio?religious practice (viz. Jaina sallekhan?) and as the matter stands in law (penal code, constitution, judicial wisdom, etc.) in India?in the light of the recent move by a bench of its apex court striking down the penal code section proscribing suicide. I also wish to draw out some implications of these deliberations for the beneficence of medical practice and (...)
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    A Subaltern/Postcolonial Critique of the Comparative Philosophy of Religion.Purushottama Bilimoria - 2000 - Sophia 39 (1):171-207.
    Apart from the said AAR Symposium, a central part of the paper was also earlier presented in the Philosophy Department Colloquia, in the University of Melbourne; and it has benefited from my research in the Gibson Library as a Senior Fellow in the Department. I note gratidue also to my #259 colleagues, Dr Guy Petterson and Patrick Hutchings for help with research and/or comments on various excerpted drafts from the evolving work. And to many friends who have heard my wailings (...)
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    Introduction to the Special Issue: Comparative and Asian Philosophy in Australia and New Zealand.Purushottama Bilimoria - 1995 - Philosophy East and West 45 (2):151-169.
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    Cannon, WB, 297 Caraka. 41, 67,280 Carroll, Noel, 15 Chisholm, Roderick M., 15 Chrysippus the Stoic, 9.Rumania Bhatta, Siriga Bhupala, Wang Bi, Purushottama Bilimoria, Perry Black, Lawrence A. Blum, Jiwei Ci, Stanley G. Clarke, John Collins & John M. Cooper - 1995 - In Roger Ames, Robert C. Solomon & Joel Marks (eds.), Emotions in Asian Thought: A Dialogue in Comparative Philosophy. Suny Press.
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    A Misconception About the Nature of Self in Hindu Philosophy.Purushottama Bilimoria - 1998 - Journal of Indian Philosophy and Religion 3:37-68.
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    Erratum To: Absence: An Indo-Analytic Inquiry.Anand Jayprakash Vaidya, Purushottama Bilimoria & Jaysankar L. Shaw - 2016 - Sophia 55 (4):515-515.
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    Truth and Historicity, Richard Campbell.Purushottama Bilimoria - 1993 - Sophia 32 (3):73-73.
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    Tapti Maitra: Advaita Metaphysics: A Contemporary Perspective—No. 18 of Contemporary Researches in Hindu Philosophy & Religion: Indian Council for Philosophical Research with DK Printworld, Delhi, 2014, 165 + Xiii Pp.Purushottama Bilimoria - 2016 - Journal of Indian Council of Philosophical Research 33 (3):503-514.
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    Change of Publishers.Purushottama Bilimoria - 2006 - Sophia 45 (2):1-1.
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    Hugh Silverman—in Memoriam.Purushottama Bilimoria - 2013 - Sophia 52 (4):571-572.
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    Editorial: Bimal Krishna Matilal, 1935–1991.Purushottama Bilimoria & Jay L. Garfield - 2016 - Sophia 55 (4):455-458.
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    Editorial, a Note on Truth and Reconciliation.Purushottama Bilimoria - 2003 - Sophia 42 (2):1.
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    Islam, Judaism, and Zoroastrianism.Navras Jaat Aafreedi, Raihanah Abdullah, Zuraidah Abdullah, Iqbal S. Akhtar, Blain Auer, Jehan Bagli, Parvez M. Bajan, Carole A. Barnsley, Michael Bednar, Clinton Bennett, Purushottama Bilimoria, Leila Chamankhah, Jamsheed K. Choksy, Golam Dastagir, Albert De Jong, Amanullah De Sondy, Arthur Dudney, Janis Esots, Ilyse R. Morgenstein Fuerst, Jonathan Goldstein, Rebecca Ruth Gould, Thomas K. Gugler, Vivek Gupta, Andrew Halladay, Sowkot Hossain, A. R. M. Imtiyaz, Brannon Ingram, Ayesha A. Irani, Barbara C. Johnson, Ramiyar P. Karanjia, Pasha M. Khan, Shenila Khoja-Moolji, Søren Christian Lassen, Riyaz Latif, Bruce B. Lawrence, Joel Lee, Matthew Long, Iik A. Mansurnoor, Anubhuti Maurya, Sharmina Mawani, Seyed Mohamed Mohamed Mazahir, Mohamed Mihlar, Colin P. Mitchell, Yasien Mohamed, A. Azfar Moin, Rafiqul Islam Molla, Anjoom Mukadam, Faiza Mushtaq, Sajjad Nejatie, James R. Newell, Moin Ahmad Nizami, Michael O’Neal, Erik S. Ohlander, Jesse S. Palsetia, Farid Panjwani & Rooyintan Pesh Peer - 2018 - Springer Verlag.
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  43. Islam, Judaism, and Zoroastrianism.Navras Jaat Aafreedi, Raihanah Abdullah, Zuraidah Abdullah, Iqbal S. Akhtar, Blain Auer, Jehan Bagli, Parvez M. Bajan, Carole A. Barnsley, Michael Bednar, Clinton Bennett, Purushottama Bilimoria, Leila Chamankhah, Jamsheed K. Choksy, Golam Dastagir, Albert De Jong, Amanullah De Sondy, Arthur Dudney, Janis Esots, Ilyse R. Morgenstein Fuerst, Jonathan Goldstein, Rebecca Ruth Gould, Thomas K. Gugler, Vivek Gupta, Andrew Halladay, Sowkot Hossain, A. R. M. Imtiyaz, Brannon Ingram, Ayesha A. Irani, Barbara C. Johnson, Ramiyar P. Karanjia, Pasha M. Khan, Shenila Khoja-Moolji, Søren Christian Lassen, Riyaz Latif, Bruce B. Lawrence, Joel Lee, Matthew Long, Iik A. Mansurnoor, Anubhuti Maurya, Sharmina Mawani, Seyed Mohamed Mohamed Mazahir, Mohamed Mihlar, Colin P. Mitchell, Yasien Mohamed, A. Azfar Moin, Rafiqul Islam Molla, Anjoom Mukadam, Faiza Mushtaq, Sajjad Nejatie, James R. Newell, Moin Ahmad Nizami, Michael O’Neal, Erik S. Ohlander, Jesse S. Palsetia, Farid Panjwani & Rooyintan Pesh Peer - 2018 - Springer Verlag.
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  44. 10. A Critique of Economic Reason: Between Tradition and Postcoloniality.Purushottama Bilimoria - 2015 - In Roger T. Ames Peter D. Hershock (ed.), Value and Values: Economics and Justice in an Age of Global Interdependence. University of Hawaii Press.
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  45. Ethics and Virtue in Classical Indian Thinking.Purushottama Bilimoria - 2014 - In Stan van Hooft & Nafsika Athanassoulis (eds.), The Handbook of Virtue Ethics. Acumen Publishing.
     
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  46. Emotions in Indian Thought-Systems.Purushottama Bilimoria & Aleksandra Wenta (eds.) - 2015 - Routledge India.
    A stimulating account of the wide range of approaches towards conceptualising emotions in classical Indian philosophical–religious traditions, such as those of the Upanishads, Vaishnava Tantrism, Bhakti movement, Jainism, Buddhism, Yoga, Shaivism, and aesthetics, this volume analyses the definition and validity of emotions in the construction of identity and self-discovery.
     
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  47. Evidence in Testimony and Tradition.Purushottama Bilimoria - 1991 - Journal of the Indian Council of Philosophical Research 9:73-84.
     
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  48. Information Imperialism, or Sir Rupert in the Sky with Die Minds.Purushottama Bilimoria & Sally Percival Wood - 2010 - In Henk Oosterling & Ewa Płonowska Ziarek (eds.), Intermedialities: Philosophy, Arts, Politics. Lexington Books.
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  49. Professor Matilal’s Nåvya-Naive Realism Vis-a-Vis Dummett-Putnam-Mimamsa Anti-Realisms.Purushottama Bilimoria - 1998 - The Paideia Archive: Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy 24:14-20.
    The vexed issue of the precise connection between words and things has been a major preoccupation over the centuries summoning the resources of metaphysics, philosophy of language, linguistics, ontology and increasingly semiological analysis. Philosophy in India produced a number of different and often conflicting solutions, only to be rivalled by an equally bewildering variety witnessed in the ancient and modern West. I want to bring to the foreground the late Professor Bimal K. Matilal’s development of Nyaya-Vaisesika realist approach to the (...)
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  50. Postcolonial Reason and its Critique: Deliberations on Gayatri Spivak's Thoughts.Purushottama Bilimoria & Dina Al-Kassim (eds.) - 2014 - Oxford University Press India.
    This book negotiates and engages with the ideas and influence of one of the leading theoreticians in social science research-Gayatri Spivak. It discusses the impact of her arguments on postcolonialism, cultural studies, ethnography, feminist studies, and anthropology.
     
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