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Senior researcher of the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, University of Melbourne. (Australia)

Editor-in-chief of the «Sophia» journal

Editor of the «Journal of Dharma Studies»

General information

Purushottama Bilimoria is an Australian-American philosopher and researcher of Indian descent, one of the leading international scientists in the field of Indian philosophy and modern philosophy.

Purushottama Bilimoria is the author and editor of a number of books, including «History of Indian Philosophy», «Postcolonial Philosophy of Religion», «Sophia Studies in Cross-Cultural Philosophy of Traditions and Culture».

The researcher is well-known in the domain of intercultural philosophy of religion and in Indian and comparative philosophy.


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Leading scientist's research interests: Indian philosophy and philosophy of religion, analytical and critical philosophy, phenomenology and continental thinking, Asian and world philosophy, comparative ethics and political philosophy, Sanskrit and indology, moral philosophy of Gandhi.

Scientific recognition
Awards and achievements:

2019 — Fulbright-Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Award.

2018 — an award from the Dharma Academy of North America.

2004 — John Templeton Foundation Grant for developing research and pedagogical projects on science and spirituality in India (John Templeton Foundation, USA).

2001 — an award for a study programme in science and religion (John Templeton Foundation, USA).

2000 — Rockefeller Fellowship.

2000 — Excellence In Teaching Award from the American Academy of Religion.

1982 — Japan-Australia Foundation Award.

- Distinguished Teaching Fellow and Doctoral Faculty of the Graduate Theological Union (USA).

- visiting professor at the University of California (USA).

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