British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow (2020-2023)
Research Fellow, OCHS
Tutor in Comparative Philosophy in relation to the Aarhus University – OCHS visiting student programme at Oxford, my current research interests are Indian and Classical Greek philosophy (metaphysics), scholastic philosophy (Duns Scotus), Continental Philosophy (Gilles Deleuze), Existentialism (Albert Camus), Comparative Religion and Theology, Theory of Science, and Sanskrit philology.
I did my doctorate in Indian Philosophy (Vaiśeṣika) at the University of Oxford (2012-2018) which lead to the publication of my first monograph: ‘Salvation in Indian Philosophy’ (Routledge 2019) which offers a comprehensive outline on the ‘doctrine of salvation’ (niḥśreyasa) in Vaiśeṣika system, a succinct overview of comparable classical theories of salvation in other related Indian philosophical systems as well as brief references to Hellenistic doctrines of salvation collected from Christian Patristics and Gnostic sources.
While I esteem the importance and necessity of philology and textual criticism in philosophy, my method, however, is synchronic. More recently I have developed, in the vein of Wilhelm Halbfass (Indologist and philosopher), an innovative course of Comparative Philosophy which I teach at OCHS, Oxford. This represents the very material of my next book project.