SAPHALA workshop
South Asian Philosophy and Language

  • Time: Monday-Wednesday, 18–20 Dec 2017
  • Venue: Institute for the Cultural and Intellectual History of Asia, Hollandstraße 11-13, 2nd floor seminar room (2.25), 1020 Vienna
  • Organisation: Alessandro Graheli


This is the first of four yearly SAPHALA (South Asian Philosophy and Language) workshops, planned for the years 2017–2020 period. The workshops aim at the following primary goals:

  • Providing a forum for a debate on philosophical questions related to language from the perspective of South Asian philosophers
  • Tracing the historical development of philosophical ideas around language in South Asia
  • Finding bridges with philosophical issues of contemporary relevance

If you wish to participate, please register with an email to alessandro.graheli(at) by 8 December 2017.

The PDF document of the final program is available at this link.

Listed speakers

  • Daniele Cuneo (Université Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle, France)
  • Hugo David (EFEO Pondicherry, India)
  • Marco Ferrante (IKGA, Vienna)
  • Elisa Freschi (IKGA and ISTB, Vienna)
  • Alessandro Graheli (IKGA and ISTB, Vienna)
  • Kei Kataoka (Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan)
  • Yoichi Iwasaki (Honolulu, USA)
  • Andrew Ollett (Harvard University, USA)
  • Patrick McAllister (IKGA, Vienna)
  • Monika Nowakowska (University of Warsaw, Poland)
  • Akane Saito (Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan)


  • Artemij Keidan (University of Rome "Sapienza", Italy)
  • Rafal Kleczek (ISTB, Vienna)
  • Cristina Pecchia (IKGA, Vienna)
  • Shishir Saxena (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
  • Toshikazu Watanabe (IKGA, Vienna)