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Philosophy, School of Culture and Communication, Södertörns högskola, 2015

Postal address: Institutionen för kultur och kommunikation, Södertörns högskola, SE-141 89 Huddinge, Sweden
Visiting address: Alfred Nobels Allé 7, Flemingsberg
Web page: http://webappl.web.sh.se/

South Asia connections

Dr. Anna-Pya Sjödin worked for some years at the department. She defended her PhD in Indology at Uppsala University in 2007, and is still connected to the Department of Linguistics and Philology, Uppsala University, as well. From 2015, Anna-Pya is working at the Dept. of Humanities, Mid-Sweden University in Sundsvall. Go for the web page of that department.
She was a Junior Research Fellow in philosophy at Södertörn University from 2008, working with the project: “The little girl who knew her brother would be coming home: knowledge and cognition in Nyāya-Vaiśeṣika”.
More information about her dissertation, her ongoing research project, and other publication activities.
Sjödin’s research is centered in the understandings and conceptualizations of knowledge and cognition, especially intrasubjective cognition, within the commentarial tradition of Vaiśeṣika- sūtra. She furthermore works on the position of Indian philosophy within European academic philosophy.

At Södertörn University, Anna-Pya Sjödin taught courses on Buddhism, Materialism and Hinduism. In 2009 and 2010, a 15 ECTS course in History of Indian Philosophy was running. It was the first of its kind in Sweden. It focused on the Buddhist, Hindu, Materialist, and Sceptical traditions that have existed in India for a long time, starting with Vedic metaphysical speculations 3,500 years ago, and ended up with today’s postcolonial theories. The course ws aimed at students within the humanities, mainly Philosophy, Science of Religion, and from History of Ideas. More information.