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Lucas den Boer

1982 –

Indian philosophy, Indian epistemology, Jaina philosophy

Curriculum vitae

1982born in Beringen (Belgium) on December 14
2005BA Education, Hogeschool Drenthe
2011BA Fine Arts, Academie Minerva
2012BA Philosophy, University of Groningen
2015MA Philosophy (research), University of Groningen
2015-2020research assistant ‘Asia Beyond Boundaries’ (ERC) / PhD student under the supervision of P.C. Bisschop and P. Dundas (Edinburgh), LIAS, Leiden University
2015-presentlecturer in Asian philosophies, University of Groningen
2020PhD under the supervision of P.C. Bisschop and P. Dundas (Edinburgh), Leiden University
2020 Sept-postdoctoral researcher, The Śivadharma project (ERC), Naples, Italy

Special activities and positions

  • Participant International Summer School for Jain Studies, Delhi, 2014
  • Associate member of Jaina Studies at Ghent University, 2014-
  • Committee member of VVIK, 2015-
  • (Co)organiser of IIGRS 7 (International Indology Graduate Research Symposium), 16-17 October 2015

Publications

2013  Review of: Himal Trikha, Perspektivismus und Kritik: das pluralistische Erkenntnismodell der Jainas angesichts der Polemik gegen das Vaiśeṣika in Vidyānandins Satyaśāsanaparīkṣā, Vienna, 2012. BEI 31: 267-272.
2014  “Methodological challenges in the study of Jain doxographies.” CSRCA (Centre for the Study of Religion and Culture in Asia) Newsletter Autumn 2014: 27-30.
“Jaina Logic: SOAS Jaina Studies Workshop 2013” (conference report), Newsletter of the Centre of Jaina Studies, March 2014: 10-13.
2017 Puṣpikā Volume 4: Tracing Ancient India through text and traditions, edited by Lucas den Boer and Daniele Cuneo. Oxford: Oxbow.
‘Guṇaratna’s refutation of the Cārvāka perspective on the soul: an argumentative analysis of Tarkarahasyadīpikā 49.98–134.’ In: Puṣpikā Volume 4: Tracing Ancient India through text and traditions, edited by Lucas den Boer and Daniele Cuneo. Oxford: Oxbow, 2017, pp. 172-199.
2018Review of: Johannes Klatt, Jaina-Onomasticon, edited by Peter Flügel and Kornelius Krümpelmann. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 81,2: 368–69.
2019Review of: Jayandra Soni, Jaina epistemology: including the Jaina theory of error, New Delhi: Aditya Prakashan, 2018. Bulletin de l’École française d’Extrême-Orient 105 (2019): 367-369.
2020“An analysis of the verses in the Tattvārthādhigamabhāṣya.” IIJ 63,2: 103-127.
Early Jaina epistemology: a study of the philosophical chapters of the Tattvārthādhigama; with an English translation of the Tattvārthādhigamabhāṣya I, II.8 25, and V. Online version – PhD thesis Leiden University.