Shyam Ranganathan

Department of Philosophy

Office: Ross Building, S414D
Phone: (416)736-2100 Ext: 77578
Emailshyamr@yorku.ca

I am a translation theorist, philosopher and teacher. I write on: Ethics, Political Philosophy, the Philosophy of Thought, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Religion and Asian Philosophy---especially Indian Philosophy. A theme of my research is the connection between abstract models of thought and understanding, and outcomes of imperialism, nationalism, anthropocentrism and other moral and political phenomena.

I am author of two peer reviewed monographs, one edited volume and a translation and commentary of an ancient text of moral theory from Sanskrit.

For up to date information about my books, research and other publications, please see:

my website: shyam.org or

my website: shyam-ranganathan.info

For a relatively complete list of publications, please see My Regularly Updated and (usually) Complete Bibliography.

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Area of Specialization

Ethics/Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, South Asian Philosophy

Degrees

PhD, Philosophy, York University
MA, South Asian Studies, University of Toronto
MA, Philosophy, University of Toronto
BA, Philosophy, University of Guelph


Research Interests

Philosophy , Translation , Ethics, Political Philosophy, South Asian Philosophy, Truth, Objectivity

All Publications

Books

Ranganathan, Shyam. (2019) . Hinduism: A Contemporary Philosophical Investigation. New York: Routledge.

Ranganathan, Shyam (Ed.). 2017. The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Indian Ethics Of Bloomsbury Research Handbooks in Asian Philosophy. Series Edited by Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad and Sor-hoon Tan. London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Shyam Ranganathan's Regularly Updated and Complete Bibliography.

Ranganathan, Shyam. 2008. Pata˝jali's Yoga Sūtra: Translation, Commentary and Introduction. In Black Classics. Delhi: Penguin Black Classics.

Ranganathan, Shyam. (first edition 2007) 2017. Ethics and the History of Indian Philosophy. 2 ed. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers.

Book Chapters

Ranganathan, Shyam. (2018) . Context and Pragmatics. In P. Wilson & J. P. Rawling (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Translation and Philosophy New York: Routledge.

Ranganathan, Shyam. 2017. 'Pata˝jali’s Yoga: Universal Ethics as the Formal Cause of Autonomy.' In The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Indian Ethics edited by Shyam Ranganathan, 177-202 Of Bloomsbury Research Handbooks in Asian Philosophy, edited by Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad and Sor-hoon Tan. London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Ranganathan, Shyam. 2017. 'Three Vedāntas: Three Accounts of Character, Freedom and Responsibility.' In The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Indian Ethics edited by Shyam Ranganathan, 249-274 Of Bloomsbury Research Handbooks in Asian Philosophy, edited by Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad and Sor-hoon Tan. London: Bloomsbury Academic

Ranganathan, Shyam. 2017. 'Moral Philosophy: The Right and the Good.' In The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Indian Ethics edited by Shyam Ranganathan, 5-34 Of Bloomsbury Research Handbooks in Asian Philosophy, edited by Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad and Sor-hoon Tan. London: Bloomsbury Academic

Ranganathan, Shyam. 2017. 'Beyond Moral Twin Earth: Beyond Indology.' In The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Indian Ethics edited by Shyam Ranganathan, 85-102 Of Bloomsbury Research Handbooks in Asian Philosophy, edited by Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad and Sor-hoon Tan. London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Journal Articles

Ranganathan, Shyam. 'An Archimedean Point for Philosophy.' Metaphilosophy 42, no. 4 (July 2011): 479-519.


I am a translation theorist, philosopher and teacher. I write on: Ethics, Political Philosophy, the Philosophy of Thought, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Religion and Asian Philosophy---especially Indian Philosophy. A theme of my research is the connection between abstract models of thought and understanding, and outcomes of imperialism, nationalism, anthropocentrism and other moral and political phenomena.

I am author of two peer reviewed monographs, one edited volume and a translation and commentary of an ancient text of moral theory from Sanskrit.

For up to date information about my books, research and other publications, please see:

my website: shyam.org or

my website: shyam-ranganathan.info

For a relatively complete list of publications, please see My Regularly Updated and (usually) Complete Bibliography.

Area of Specialization

Ethics/Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, South Asian Philosophy

Degrees

PhD, Philosophy, York University
MA, South Asian Studies, University of Toronto
MA, Philosophy, University of Toronto
BA, Philosophy, University of Guelph

Research Interests:

Philosophy , Translation , Ethics, Political Philosophy, South Asian Philosophy, Truth, Objectivity

All Publications

Books

Ranganathan, Shyam. (2019) . Hinduism: A Contemporary Philosophical Investigation. New York: Routledge.

Ranganathan, Shyam (Ed.). 2017. The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Indian Ethics Of Bloomsbury Research Handbooks in Asian Philosophy. Series Edited by Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad and Sor-hoon Tan. London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Shyam Ranganathan's Regularly Updated and Complete Bibliography.

Ranganathan, Shyam. 2008. Pata˝jali's Yoga Sūtra: Translation, Commentary and Introduction. In Black Classics. Delhi: Penguin Black Classics.

Ranganathan, Shyam. (first edition 2007) 2017. Ethics and the History of Indian Philosophy. 2 ed. Delhi: Motilal Banarsidass Publishers.

Book Chapters

Ranganathan, Shyam. (2018) . Context and Pragmatics. In P. Wilson & J. P. Rawling (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Translation and Philosophy New York: Routledge.

Ranganathan, Shyam. 2017. 'Pata˝jali’s Yoga: Universal Ethics as the Formal Cause of Autonomy.' In The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Indian Ethics edited by Shyam Ranganathan, 177-202 Of Bloomsbury Research Handbooks in Asian Philosophy, edited by Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad and Sor-hoon Tan. London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Ranganathan, Shyam. 2017. 'Three Vedāntas: Three Accounts of Character, Freedom and Responsibility.' In The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Indian Ethics edited by Shyam Ranganathan, 249-274 Of Bloomsbury Research Handbooks in Asian Philosophy, edited by Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad and Sor-hoon Tan. London: Bloomsbury Academic

Ranganathan, Shyam. 2017. 'Moral Philosophy: The Right and the Good.' In The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Indian Ethics edited by Shyam Ranganathan, 5-34 Of Bloomsbury Research Handbooks in Asian Philosophy, edited by Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad and Sor-hoon Tan. London: Bloomsbury Academic

Ranganathan, Shyam. 2017. 'Beyond Moral Twin Earth: Beyond Indology.' In The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Indian Ethics edited by Shyam Ranganathan, 85-102 Of Bloomsbury Research Handbooks in Asian Philosophy, edited by Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad and Sor-hoon Tan. London: Bloomsbury Academic.

Journal Articles

Ranganathan, Shyam. 'An Archimedean Point for Philosophy.' Metaphilosophy 42, no. 4 (July 2011): 479-519.