Swami Medhananda

Swami Medhananda is Assistant Professor and Head of the Department of Philosophy at Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University in Belur Math, West Bengal (India). He received his doctorate from UC Berkeley and also studied at Oxford University and Humboldt-Universität in Berlin. He specializes in Vedāntic philosophical traditions, cross-cultural philosophy of religion, and Indian scriptural hermeneutics.

His current research focuses on Vedāntic philosophical traditions, cross-cultural philosophy of religion, Indian scriptural hermeneutics, and the philosophies of Sri Ramakrishna, Swami Vivekananda, and Sri Aurobindo. He is a Section Editor for the International Journal of Hindu Studies, overseeing submissions in Hindu and Cross-Cultural Philosophy of Religion.

He is the author of two books, The Dialectics of Aesthetic Agency: Revaluating German Aesthetics from Kant to Adorno (Bloomsbury, 2013) and Infinite Paths to Infinite Reality: Sri Ramakrishna and Cross-Cultural Philosophy of Religion (Oxford University Press, 2018). He is also the editor of The Bloomsbury Research Handbook of Vedānta (2020), a volume of sixteen chapters written by leading international scholars.

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