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Sutras (and stuff)

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Sutras (and stuff)

Sutras (and stuff)

Malcolm Keating

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In this informal bi-weekly podcast, we'll talk about a range of ideas found in South Asian philosophy, along with their connections to the modern day. Your host is a philosopher who reads Sanskrit texts and thinks about how the modern and premodern are intertwined. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/malcolm-keating/support

Latest Episodes

Announcement: Season One Ending

When I started this podcast in February 2020, I envisioned a first season of ten episodes. I wrote, recorded, and scheduled the most recent episode (Episode 8) before the nationwide protests against police brutality began in the United States, which is my country of origin and my current home while I am on leave from my college. Given current events, even though I strongly believe that philosophy, and even premodern Sanskrit philosophy, has an important role to play in shaping a more just and equitable society, I have decided to put a pause on recording and disseminating these episodes. I'll be taking the summer off to focus elsewhere, and plan to return in the fall with the second season. Why not write more episodes which focus on connections between social justice, the current protests, and Sanskrit philosophy? Perhaps I will in the future, but right now I feel like my voice isn't the one that needs to be heard. Rather, as a white person, I want to listen to, and have my fellow Americans hear, the voices of black people, along with others historically oppressed in this country. I plan to return September 1, 2020, with a new season. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/malcolm-keating/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/malcolm-keating/support

1 MINJUN 4
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Announcement: Season One Ending

Episode 8: Binging

Binge-watching. You sit down, popcorn and soda at the ready, and before you know it, three hours have gone by and Netflix pops up with a message: “Are you still watching?” While binge-watching is a fairly new English phrase (attested by the OED back to 1998 in verb form) in the sense of “overindulgence,” binging goes back to the 19th century, associated with gluttony. While binging on television may be a particularly modern phenomenon, the connection between gluttony and aesthetic taste is not. Today on Sutras (and Stuff) we’ll look at the Sanskrit thinker Abhinavagupta on aesthetic gluttony. Would he binge-watch the Tiger King or even the Ramayana on Netflix? Sources Locana commentary on Anandavardhana’s Dhvanyaloka, Jeffrey Moussaeiff Masson, M.V. Patwardhan, Daniel H.H. Ingalls, Harvard University Press, 1990. https://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674202788 Śāntarasa and Abhinavagupta's Philosophy of Aesthetics, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, J. L. Masson, M. V. Patwardhan, Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, 1969. On Amazon. The Triadic Heart of Siva: Kaula Tantricism of Abhinavagupta in the Non-dual Shaivism of Kashmir, Paul E. Muller-Ortega, State University of New York Press, 2010. https://www.sunypress.edu/p-857-the-triadic-heart-of-siva.aspx For further listening & reading: History of Philosophy podcast about rasa more generally:https://historyofphilosophy.net/node/764 This episode's sounds are from Sandpiper tweeting:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_sandpiper Spotted sandpiper alarm call:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdqpvJ7FO4w Sideways Clip:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBzJR4Emxvo Community Clip:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWRuxQyzFcM Theme music from Ramayana:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJJTPXLlWDU --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/malcolm-keating/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/malcolm-keating/support

14 MINMAY 29
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Episode 8: Binging

Episode 7: Craving

Do you wish things were different right now? Is there some experience you used to have that you miss? Are you having unpleasant feelings? If so, you've got a lot in common with Buddhist practitioners and philosophers from the 4th century CE. In this episode, I speak with Bryce Huebner, Provost's Distinguished Associate Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. We talk about how some Buddhist philosophers think our mental lives are interrelated with our emotions, how this idea relates to contemporary cognitive science, and why that may help those of us who are wishing things were different right now. Sources and Links Bryce Huebner is Provost's Distinguished Associate Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. To learn more about Yogacara Buddhism, cognitive science, and the relationship between the two check out: Jonathan Gold, Paving the Great Way Maria Heim, The Forerunner of all Things Evan Thompson, Waking, Dreaming, Being ---...

17 MINMAY 15
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Episode 7: Craving

Episode 6: Expertise

Who should you listen to? Now, more than ever before, we have access to advice from a range of self-proclaimed experts. Anyone with a webcam and an Internet connection can dole out advice. But how do we tell if someone is trustworthy? In this episode, I test some so-called experts based on the requirements from Nyaya philosophers. Let's see who makes the cut... Sources and Links Quotes from Caraka’s Compendium are from Domink Wujastyk’s The Roots of Ayurveda and the Caraka Samhita Online Quotes from the Nyayasutra are from The Nyaya-sutra: Selections with Early Commentaries translated by Matthew Dasti and Stephen Phillips Clips of Dr. Phil and Dr. Fauci are from The Laura Ingraham Show on Fox News (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GLwsH8EwgA), an interview with Dr. Phil (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDGKsWPOq1w ), and an interview with Dr. Fauci (https://achievement.org/achiever/anthony-s-fauci-m-d/#interview) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/malcolm-keating/messa...

16 MINMAY 1
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Episode 6: Expertise

Teaser: Episode 6

Who should you listen to? Now, more than ever before, we have access to advice from a range of self-proclaimed experts. Anyone with a webcam and an Internet connection can dole out advice. But how do we tell if someone is trustworthy? In the next episode, I test some so-called experts based on the requirements from Nyaya philosophers, with a litle help from Caraka. Let's see who makes the cut... Background music by junkfood2121 on freesound, used under Creative Commons Attribution License. *Oops! This is a trailer for episode six! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/malcolm-keating/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/malcolm-keating/support

46 sAPR 24
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Teaser: Episode 6

Episode 5: Contagion (part two)

Love, happiness, and disease. These are a few things that today we call "contagious." But how did thinkers in the Indian subcontinent, before the discovery of viruses, understand diseases and their treatment? This podcast is part two of a two-part interview with Patricia Sauthoff, an expert in the history of alchemy and medicine in India. Sources and links Dominik Wujastyk, The Roots of Ayurveda Caraka Samhita online Patricia Sauthoff is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Alberta with the The AyurYog project. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/malcolm-keating/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/malcolm-keating/support

15 MINAPR 17
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Episode 5: Contagion (part two)

Episode 4: Contagion (part one)

Love, happiness, and disease. These are a few things that today we call "contagious." But how did thinkers in the Indian subcontinent, before the discovery of viruses, understand diseases and their treatment? This podcast is part one of a two-part interview with Patricia Sauthoff, an expert in the history of alchemy and medicine in India. Sources and links A Planet of Viruses, Carl Zimmer Patricia Sauthoff is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Alberta with the The AyurYog project. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/malcolm-keating/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/malcolm-keating/support

16 MINAPR 3
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Episode 4: Contagion (part one)

Announcement: Opening up the "phone lines"

I want to hear from you. Send me a voice message through Anchor or email me at sutrasandstuff@gmail.com and I might use your messages on an upcoming episode. Be well, everyone. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/malcolm-keating/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/malcolm-keating/support

1 MINMAR 28
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Announcement: Opening up the "phone lines"

Episode 3: Reclining

If you’re going to recline your seat on an airplane, you should do it gently. And if you’re going to kill your enemy with the shyena ritual, you should build a brick altar. But should we do either of these things? Mimamsa and the logic of troubling commands. Sources and Links BBC clip from “Corona Virus: What is social distancing?” Kei Kataoka (2011), Kumarila on Truth, Omniscience, and Killing. Elisa Freschi, Andrew Ollett & Matteo Pascucci (2019), "Duty and Sacrifice: A Logical Analysis of the Mimamsa Theory of Vedic Injunctions, History and Philosophy of Logic." Our guest speaker today was Elisa Freschi, currently at the University of Vienna, joining the University of Toronto in fall 2020. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/malcolm-keating/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/malcolm-keating/support

16 MINMAR 27
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Episode 3: Reclining

Episode 2.1: Disease and debate

What does an ancient Sanskrit text have to tell us about reasoning about the coronavirus and debating with people about its treatment? Caraka’s Compendium, a medical treatise, gives some guidelines for when to bother debating with people, and whom we should trust with our health. Sources & links Online Searchable Caraka Samhita Translation of Caraka Samhita from the episode Philosophy and Medicine in Classical India Project BBC Interview with Prof. Robin Shattock, Imperial College London The Trish Regan Show and the coronavirus --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/malcolm-keating/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/malcolm-keating/support

13 MINMAR 20
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Episode 2.1: Disease and debate

Latest Episodes

Announcement: Season One Ending

When I started this podcast in February 2020, I envisioned a first season of ten episodes. I wrote, recorded, and scheduled the most recent episode (Episode 8) before the nationwide protests against police brutality began in the United States, which is my country of origin and my current home while I am on leave from my college. Given current events, even though I strongly believe that philosophy, and even premodern Sanskrit philosophy, has an important role to play in shaping a more just and equitable society, I have decided to put a pause on recording and disseminating these episodes. I'll be taking the summer off to focus elsewhere, and plan to return in the fall with the second season. Why not write more episodes which focus on connections between social justice, the current protests, and Sanskrit philosophy? Perhaps I will in the future, but right now I feel like my voice isn't the one that needs to be heard. Rather, as a white person, I want to listen to, and have my fellow Americans hear, the voices of black people, along with others historically oppressed in this country. I plan to return September 1, 2020, with a new season. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/malcolm-keating/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/malcolm-keating/support

1 MINJUN 4
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Announcement: Season One Ending

Episode 8: Binging

Binge-watching. You sit down, popcorn and soda at the ready, and before you know it, three hours have gone by and Netflix pops up with a message: “Are you still watching?” While binge-watching is a fairly new English phrase (attested by the OED back to 1998 in verb form) in the sense of “overindulgence,” binging goes back to the 19th century, associated with gluttony. While binging on television may be a particularly modern phenomenon, the connection between gluttony and aesthetic taste is not. Today on Sutras (and Stuff) we’ll look at the Sanskrit thinker Abhinavagupta on aesthetic gluttony. Would he binge-watch the Tiger King or even the Ramayana on Netflix? Sources Locana commentary on Anandavardhana’s Dhvanyaloka, Jeffrey Moussaeiff Masson, M.V. Patwardhan, Daniel H.H. Ingalls, Harvard University Press, 1990. https://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674202788 Śāntarasa and Abhinavagupta's Philosophy of Aesthetics, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson, J. L. Masson, M. V. Patwardhan, Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, 1969. On Amazon. The Triadic Heart of Siva: Kaula Tantricism of Abhinavagupta in the Non-dual Shaivism of Kashmir, Paul E. Muller-Ortega, State University of New York Press, 2010. https://www.sunypress.edu/p-857-the-triadic-heart-of-siva.aspx For further listening & reading: History of Philosophy podcast about rasa more generally:https://historyofphilosophy.net/node/764 This episode's sounds are from Sandpiper tweeting:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_sandpiper Spotted sandpiper alarm call:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdqpvJ7FO4w Sideways Clip:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBzJR4Emxvo Community Clip:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWRuxQyzFcM Theme music from Ramayana:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJJTPXLlWDU --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/malcolm-keating/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/malcolm-keating/support

14 MINMAY 29
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Episode 8: Binging

Episode 7: Craving

Do you wish things were different right now? Is there some experience you used to have that you miss? Are you having unpleasant feelings? If so, you've got a lot in common with Buddhist practitioners and philosophers from the 4th century CE. In this episode, I speak with Bryce Huebner, Provost's Distinguished Associate Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. We talk about how some Buddhist philosophers think our mental lives are interrelated with our emotions, how this idea relates to contemporary cognitive science, and why that may help those of us who are wishing things were different right now. Sources and Links Bryce Huebner is Provost's Distinguished Associate Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. To learn more about Yogacara Buddhism, cognitive science, and the relationship between the two check out: Jonathan Gold, Paving the Great Way Maria Heim, The Forerunner of all Things Evan Thompson, Waking, Dreaming, Being ---...

17 MINMAY 15
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Episode 7: Craving

Episode 6: Expertise

Who should you listen to? Now, more than ever before, we have access to advice from a range of self-proclaimed experts. Anyone with a webcam and an Internet connection can dole out advice. But how do we tell if someone is trustworthy? In this episode, I test some so-called experts based on the requirements from Nyaya philosophers. Let's see who makes the cut... Sources and Links Quotes from Caraka’s Compendium are from Domink Wujastyk’s The Roots of Ayurveda and the Caraka Samhita Online Quotes from the Nyayasutra are from The Nyaya-sutra: Selections with Early Commentaries translated by Matthew Dasti and Stephen Phillips Clips of Dr. Phil and Dr. Fauci are from The Laura Ingraham Show on Fox News (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GLwsH8EwgA), an interview with Dr. Phil (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WDGKsWPOq1w ), and an interview with Dr. Fauci (https://achievement.org/achiever/anthony-s-fauci-m-d/#interview) --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/malcolm-keating/messa...

16 MINMAY 1
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Episode 6: Expertise

Teaser: Episode 6

Who should you listen to? Now, more than ever before, we have access to advice from a range of self-proclaimed experts. Anyone with a webcam and an Internet connection can dole out advice. But how do we tell if someone is trustworthy? In the next episode, I test some so-called experts based on the requirements from Nyaya philosophers, with a litle help from Caraka. Let's see who makes the cut... Background music by junkfood2121 on freesound, used under Creative Commons Attribution License. *Oops! This is a trailer for episode six! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/malcolm-keating/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/malcolm-keating/support

46 sAPR 24
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Teaser: Episode 6

Episode 5: Contagion (part two)

Love, happiness, and disease. These are a few things that today we call "contagious." But how did thinkers in the Indian subcontinent, before the discovery of viruses, understand diseases and their treatment? This podcast is part two of a two-part interview with Patricia Sauthoff, an expert in the history of alchemy and medicine in India. Sources and links Dominik Wujastyk, The Roots of Ayurveda Caraka Samhita online Patricia Sauthoff is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Alberta with the The AyurYog project. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/malcolm-keating/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/malcolm-keating/support

15 MINAPR 17
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Episode 5: Contagion (part two)

Episode 4: Contagion (part one)

Love, happiness, and disease. These are a few things that today we call "contagious." But how did thinkers in the Indian subcontinent, before the discovery of viruses, understand diseases and their treatment? This podcast is part one of a two-part interview with Patricia Sauthoff, an expert in the history of alchemy and medicine in India. Sources and links A Planet of Viruses, Carl Zimmer Patricia Sauthoff is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Alberta with the The AyurYog project. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/malcolm-keating/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/malcolm-keating/support

16 MINAPR 3
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Episode 4: Contagion (part one)

Announcement: Opening up the "phone lines"

I want to hear from you. Send me a voice message through Anchor or email me at sutrasandstuff@gmail.com and I might use your messages on an upcoming episode. Be well, everyone. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/malcolm-keating/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/malcolm-keating/support

1 MINMAR 28
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Announcement: Opening up the "phone lines"

Episode 3: Reclining

If you’re going to recline your seat on an airplane, you should do it gently. And if you’re going to kill your enemy with the shyena ritual, you should build a brick altar. But should we do either of these things? Mimamsa and the logic of troubling commands. Sources and Links BBC clip from “Corona Virus: What is social distancing?” Kei Kataoka (2011), Kumarila on Truth, Omniscience, and Killing. Elisa Freschi, Andrew Ollett & Matteo Pascucci (2019), "Duty and Sacrifice: A Logical Analysis of the Mimamsa Theory of Vedic Injunctions, History and Philosophy of Logic." Our guest speaker today was Elisa Freschi, currently at the University of Vienna, joining the University of Toronto in fall 2020. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/malcolm-keating/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/malcolm-keating/support

16 MINMAR 27
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Episode 3: Reclining

Episode 2.1: Disease and debate

What does an ancient Sanskrit text have to tell us about reasoning about the coronavirus and debating with people about its treatment? Caraka’s Compendium, a medical treatise, gives some guidelines for when to bother debating with people, and whom we should trust with our health. Sources & links Online Searchable Caraka Samhita Translation of Caraka Samhita from the episode Philosophy and Medicine in Classical India Project BBC Interview with Prof. Robin Shattock, Imperial College London The Trish Regan Show and the coronavirus --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/malcolm-keating/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/malcolm-keating/support

13 MINMAR 20
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Episode 2.1: Disease and debate
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