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February 27, 2023

Colloquium Talk Thursday, March 23, 2023

Colloquium Talk on Thursday, March 23, 2023 with speaker Nilanjan Das of the University of Toronto. The title of his talk is "Śrīharṣa on Two Paradoxes of Inquiry." The talk will be held in 716 Philosophy Hall from 4:10-6:00 PM.