Conferences

2014

Bagchee, Joydeep and Vishwa Adluri, “The Passion of Paul Hacker: Indology, orientalism, and evangelism.” In Transcultural Encounters between Germany and India: Kindred Spirits in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, edited by Joanne Miyang Cho, Eric Kurlander, and Douglas McGetchin, 215-29. New York: Routledge.

2012

Panel A: Episodes, 41ST ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON SOUTH ASIA, Argument and Design, The Mahābhārata as Literature, Oct 2012

“Inscribing the Ineffable: The Ambā Narrative in the Mahābhārata,” Third Australaian Sanskrit Conference (Third ASC), July 2012

“Tragedies of Self and Polis: Sophoclean Elements in the Republic,” The ISNS Tenth Conference, Cagliari, Italy, June 2012.

IGNC Delhi MbhConference, April 2012

“Philosophical aspects of bhakti in the Mahābhārata,” 15th World Sanskrit Conference, Delhi, India, Jan 2012.

2011

“Dismantling Hegel: Recovering the Tragic Site,” 50th Anniversary Meeting of the Society for Phenomenological and Existential Philosophy (SPEP) in Philadelphia, PA, 2011

“The Vasu Narratives in the Mahabharata: Some Lexical and Textual Issues,” Sixth Dubrovnik International Conference on the Sanskrit Epics and Purāṇas, Dubrovnik, Croatia

“The Gods of Language in the World of Men: German Sanskritists, Sheldon Pollock, and the ‘Postorientalist’ Debate,” Cosmopolitan and Vernacular Languages: A Global Conversation, Ann Arbor, MI

“Plotinus and the Orient: Aoristos Dyas,” Neoplatonism in the East: ex oriente lux, Haifa, Israel

“Hermeneutics and Historical Consciousness: German Constructions of the History of Indian Literature, 1837-2007,” panel at the Third Rethinking Religion in India conference, Pardubice, Czech Republic

2010

“The Importance of Being Er,” IX Symposium Platonicum: Plato’s Politeia, Tokyo, Japan

“The Double Beginning of the Adiparvan or How to Read the Epic,” The 39th Annual Conference on South Asia, Madison, WI

“Plato’s Saving Muthos: The Language of Salvation in the Republic,” The 8th Annual Conference of the International Society for Neoplatonic Studies, Miraflores, Spain<

“Heidegger’s Encounter with Aristotle: A Theological Deconstruction of Metaphysics,” 44th Annual Meeting of the Heidegger Circle

2009

“Warrior and Art Critic: Plato’s Republic 10,” The 7th Annual Conference of the International Society for Neoplatonic Studies, Krakow, Poland

“Orpheus Roars: Philosophy and Ultimate Concern in Indic and Greek Myth,” Columbia University Seminars: Seminar on Studies in Religion, New York

“Hermeneutics and Narrative Architecture in the Mahabharata,” 14th World Sanskrit Conference, Kyoto

2008

“The Myth of Gyges in Plato and Herodotus: From Political Power to Salvation through Philosophy,” The 6th Annual Conference of the International Society for Neoplatonic Studies, New Orleans (co-authored with John Lenz)

“Mysteries Misinterpreted: Plato’s Republic II,” The 6th Annual Conference of the International Society for Neoplatonic Studies, New Orleans

“City and Sacrifice,” The Ancient City: Conceptual Categories and Social Representations, Brasilia, Brazil

2007

“Rational Cosmology in Plato’s Philebus,” VIII Symposium Platonicum: Plato’s Philebus, Dublin, Ireland

2006

“Socratic Labyrinth: Ritual Structure in Platonic Dialogue,” 57th Annual Meeting of the New Mexico/ West Texas (NMWT) Philosophical Society, Las Cruces

2005

“Initiation into the Mysteries: Experience of the Irrational in Plato,” (Ir)rationality in Antiquity: Greeks and Irrationals, Victoria, Canada

“The Philosophical Ethics of Greek Religion,” God, Philosophy, and the Ethical Life, Southampton

“Socrates the Messiah: Philosophy and Religious Experience,” Columbia University Seminars: Seminar on Studies in Religion, New York

“Pan-temporality in Nietzsche,” Nietzsche on Time and History, Cambridge, UK

“Heraclitus on Thanatos,” 136th Annual Meeting of the American Philological Association, Boston

“Exile and Influence: Intellectual Roots of Neo-Conservatism,” Inclusions and Exclusions in the New Europe, Banská Bystrica, Slovakia

“‘Nostos’: Early Greek Thinking,” Morte e vida às origens do pensamento ocidental, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2004

“Phusis: Nature and Temporality in Early Greek Philosophy,” Encontro de saberes às origens do pensamento ocidental, São Paulo, Brazil

“Night in Pre-Socratic Thinking,” 135th Annual Meeting of the American Philological Association, San Francisco

“Iphigenia’s Critique of Metaphysics,” Elämä, taide, fenomenologia, Helsinki, Finland

“Heidegger’s Greeks,” Guest Lecture, Department of Classical Studies, Drew University, Madison

2003

“Two-headed Mortals in Parmenides,” 134th Annual Meeting of the American Philological Association, Philadelphia

“Soul in Ancient Indian and Greek Philosophy,” 21st Annual Meeting of the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy, New York

“Plato and Heidegger on the Origin of the Work of Art,” 21st Annual Meeting of the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy, New York

2001

“Plato’s Phaedrus: A Parmenidean Reading,” 19th Annual Meeting of the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy, Binghamton

“Metempsychosis in Hinduism: A Post-Metaphysical Approach,” 19th Annual Meeting of the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy, Binghamton

Panels Organized

2012

“Philosophy and Salvation in Greek Religion,” The ISNS Tenth Conference, Cagliari, IT, 2012

2011

“Issues in Ancient Aesthetics: Fear, Philosophy, and the Mortal Condition,” Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy’s Annual Meeting, Fordham University, Lincoln Center, New York, 2011

“Perspectives on the Critical Edition of the Mahabharata,” Sixth Dubrovnik International Conference on the Sanskrit Epics and Purāṇas, Dubrovnik

“Hermeneutics and Historical Consciousness: German Constructions of the History of Indian Literature, 1837-2007,” Rethinking Religion in India III, Pardubice, Czech Republic

2010

“The Critical Edition and its Critics: A Retrospective of Mahabharata Scholarship,” The 39th Annual Conference on South Asia; invited chairs: Alf Hiltebeitel & Greg Bailey

“The Bhagavadgita and the West,” 28th Annual Meeting of the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy; invited speakers: Graham Schweig & Bradley L. Herling

“Indian Philosophy,” 28th Annual Meeting of the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy; speakers: Hans Zorn, Brennan McDavid, & Eric D. Baldwin

“Gandhi, Greek Philosophy, and the Germans: Forging a Philosophy of Action,” 28th Annual Meeting of the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy; speakers: Richard Sorabji & Akeel Bilgrami

2009

“Ways and Reasons for Thinking about the Mahabharata as a Whole,” 14th World Sanskrit Conference, Kyoto

“Piety and Skepticism,” 27th Annual Meeting of the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy

“Non-Violence and Conscience in Gandhi and Tolstoy,” Philosophy Club, Hunter College; speaker: Richard Sorabji

“Aristotle’s Analysis of Regimes,” 27th Annual Meeting of the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy

2008

“The Architecture of Thinking: Sacrifice and Narrative in Indian Epic,” 26th Annual Meeting of the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy; invited chair: Alf Hiltebeitel

“Plato in Relation to Continental Thought: Kant, Heidegger, and Schürmann,” 26th Annual Meeting of the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy

“Philebus and Plato’s Later Philosophy,” 26th Annual Meeting of the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy