题目：The Status of Knowledge in the Upanishads
主讲：魏葆珞（Dr. Paolo Visigalli 上海师范大学副教授）
讲座摘要：In this paper, I aim to answer what constitutes knowledge in the Upanishads; what does it mean that, as the texts keep repeating, "one who knows thus, gets/ becomes this and this"? How does such a knowledge work and how and why is it supposed to work? How is the Upanisadic knowledge event structured narratively and how is the transmission and gaining of knowledge being expressed linguistically?
个人简介：Paolo Visigalli holds a PhD in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Cambridge. Combining close textual analysis with wider theoretical concerns, Paolo’s research explores early India’s intellectual and religious life, focusing on Hindu and Buddhist texts. He is also interested in early Chinese thought and comparative philosophy. Paolo’s research languages are Sanskrit, Pali and, increasingly, Classical Chinese. He is the author of several book chapters and articles that have appeared in Philosophy East and West, Journal of Indian Philosophy and Indo-Iranian Journal. His current major project is a monograph on etymological theory and practices in early Hindu and Buddhist texts. https://shnu.academia.edu/PaoloVisigalli