Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad in Conversation with Bruce Janz, Jessica Locke, and Cynthia Willett

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Bruce B. Janz
Jessica Locke
Cynthia Willett
Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad

Abstract

Bruce Janz, Jessica Locke, and Cynthia Willett interact in this exchange with different aspects of Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad’s book Human Being, Bodily Being (2018). Through “constructive inter-cultural thinking” (Janz), they seek to engage with Ram-Prasad’s “lower-case p” phenomenology (Locke), which exemplifies “how to think otherwise about the nature and role of bodiliness in human experience” (Willett). This exchange, which includes Ram-Prasad’s reply to their interventions, pushes the reader to reflect more about different aspects of bodiliness.

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Janz, B., Locke, J., Willett, C., & Ram-Prasad, C. (2019). Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad in Conversation with Bruce Janz, Jessica Locke, and Cynthia Willett. Journal of World Philosophies, 4(2), 124-153. Retrieved from https://scholarworks.iu.edu/iupjournals/index.php/jwp/article/view/3121
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Author Biographies

Bruce B. Janz

Bruce Janz is Professor in the Department of Philosophy, co-director of the Center for Humanities and Digital Research, and core faculty of the Texts and Technology PhD Program, all at the University of Central Florida. He researches and writes in African philosophy, contemporary European philosophy, cross-cultural philosophy, and the digital humanities, among other areas. He has taught in Canada, Kenya, and South Africa as well as the US.

Jessica Locke

Jessica Locke is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University Maryland. Her research focuses on Buddhist ethics, moral psychology, and cross-cultural philosophy. She has published pieces in Comparative and Continental Philosophy and the forthcoming collection, Buddhism and Whiteness: Critical Reflections (Lexington Books).

Cynthia Willett

Cynthia Willett is Samuel Candler Dobbs professor of philosophy at Emory University. Her authored books include Interspecies Ethics (2014); Irony in the Age of Empire: Comic Perspectives on Freedom and Democracy (2008); The Soul of Justice: Racial Hubris and Social Bonds (2001); and Maternal Ethics and Other Slave Moralities (1995). She edited Theorizing Multiculturalism (1998). Her newest book, Uproarious: How Feminists and Other Subversive Comics Speak Truth, coauthored with historian Julie Willett, is due out in the fall of 2019 with University of Minnesota Press, and will be available freely through open access. Current projects include a book on the musicology of everyday life.

Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad

Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad is Distinguished Professor of Comparative Religion and Philosophy at Lancaster University (UK) and a Fellow of the British Academy. He is the author of six books and some fifty papers. Divine Self, Human Self (Bloomsbury) won the Society for Hindu-Christian Studies Best Book Award 2011-15.