An Extended Overview of Hinduism

Wikimedia Commons Hindū Dharma or Hinduism (Sanskrit: हिन्दू धर्म, is often referred by its practitioners as Sanātana Dharma, सनातन धर्म; Vaidika Dharma, वैदिक धर्म; or Vedic Tradition) is the spiritual, philosophical, scientific and cultural system that originated in Bharatavarsha (the Indian subcontinent), that is based on the Vedas, and it is the oldest of all living religious traditions still practiced today. A Hindu, as per[…]

Hinduism at a Glance

Wikimedia Commons Hinduism (Sanskrit: Hindū Dharma — हिन्दू धर्म, also known as Sanātana Dharma, सनातन धर्म and Vaidika Dharma, वैदिक धर्म) is a religion originating in bharatavarsha (the Indian subcontinent), based on the Vedas. Modern Hinduism evolved from the ancient vaidika paramparā (Vedic tradition). Brief Overview Hinduism is mankind’s oldest spiritual declaration, the very fountainhead of faith on the planet. It emphasizes dharma (the right way of living) rather[…]

Indian Philosophy in the Global Cosmopolis

Vyasa grants Sanjaya divine vision, by Ramanarayanadatta astri / Wikimedia Commons By Dr. Christian Coseru / 12.12.2017 Associate Professor of Philosophy College of Charleston What is the current thought on the nature, scope, and reach of Indian philosophy? Handbooks and histories of a given area, subfield, or tradition in philosophy are always good places to start[…]

Disciplines, Fields, and Virtues: The Full Stoic System in One Neat Package

The statue of Marcus Aurelius Piazza del Campidoglio in Rome / Photo by Jeff, CC BY-NC-ND By Dr. Massimo Pigliucci / 12.11.2017 Professor of Philosophy City University of New York I’ve been studying Stoicism as a practical philosophy fairly intensely for several years now, and up until recently I accepted what has become received wisdom in the modern Stoicism[…]

The Etruscan Temple of Minerva and the Sculpture of Apollo (Veii)

Apulu (Apollo of Veil), from the roof of the Portonaccio temple, Italy, c. 510-500 B.C.E., painted terracotta, 5′ 11″ high (Museo Nazionale di Villa Giulia, Rome) Author does not wish to be identified Etruscan Temples have Largely Vanished Reconstruction of an Etruscan Temple of the 6th century according to Vitruvius Among the early Etruscans, the[…]