The Collected Writings of Jaysankar Lal Shaw
Book Launch and Dinner

Speaker : J. L. Shaw (Victoria University of Wellington)

Date : 31 Mar 2017 6:00 pm

Venue : Murphy 632

One of the first philosophers to relate Indian philosophical thought to Western analytic philosophy, Jaysankar Lal Shaw has been reflecting on analytic themes from Indian philosophy for over 40 years. This collection of his most important writings, introduces his work and presents new ways of using Indian classical thought to approach and understand Western philosophy.

Join dignitaries, academics, and students to celebrate the global launch of the book.
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“There has never been anyone who has done more to focus Western philosophers on the significance of Indian analytical philosophy, in particular, philosophical logic and the philosophy of language, than Professor Jay Shaw”
— Ernie Lepore, Board of Governors Professor of Philosophy and Acting-Co-Director of Cognitive Science, University of Rutgers, USA

“As is well known, Jay Shaw is not only an outstanding logician, philosopher of religion, and philosophical analyst of language, he is also a deeply thoughtful comparative religionist, with special reference to the Indian and Western traditions. As such, he has made an immense contribution to global and human understanding between cultures and faiths in a world that needs such contributions more than ever. We are greatly in his debt for his courage, insight, acumen and good will. I wish this new publication every success.”
— Julius Lipner, Professor Emeritus of Hinduism and the Comparative Study of Religion, University of Cambridge, and Fellow of the British Academy.