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The School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, Faculty of Arts, The University of Melbourne, Australia

General information
Areas of scientific interest: Indian Philosophy and Philosophy of Religion Philosophy (Analytic-Critical), Phenomenology and Continental thinking Asian and World Philosophies Comparative Ethicsand Political Philosophy, Sanskrit and Indology Gandhi’s Moral Philosophy.
Purushottama Bilimoria is one of the world's leading scholars in Indian Philosophy and Modern Philosophy.

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He is the editor-in-chief of a number of world-class philosophy journals. In a number of works he achieved the following scientific results related to the rethinking of Indian philosophy in the context of philosophical problems of our time: development of "parinamavada" as an alternative methodological approach; consideration of Nyaya as an argumentative methodology; the development of analytical philosophy in the aspect of comparative philosophy; the development of Sanskrit epistemology; and a number of advances in contemporary Western philosophy and comparative studies.

Scientific recognition
Number of publications in the scientific journals indexed by the Web of Science Core Collection database: 52
Number of the citations of the articles indexed by the Web of Science Core Collection database: 63

Fulbright-Nehru Award (Foundation Fulbright-Nehru) - 2019
John Templeton Foundation Award for Science and Religion Research in India – 2004
Templeton Foundation Award for Science and Religion Teaching Program – 2001
Rockefeller Fellowship – 2000
The Excellence in Teaching Award (American Academy of Religion) – 2000
Japan-Australia Foundation Award – 1982
Dharma Academy of North America Award – 2018

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