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Dr. James Madaio

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Oddělení Jižní Asie
E-mail: madaio@orient.cas.cz
Phone: +420 266 053 729

  • Indické filozofické tradice, zejména Advaita Vedānta
  • Historiografie a příčiny moderních hinduistických hnutí
  • Indické teorie subjektu, pedagogika a hermeneutika
  • Mezikulturní filozofie a dialog


2016. Ph.D.: University of Manchester, Religions and Theology Department
2006. M.A. University of Philosophical Research, Consciousness Studies Department
2002. B.A.  University of Maryland, Philosophy Department
2002. B.A. University of Maryland, History Department 
2016-  Research Fellow, Oriental Institute, Czech Academy of Sciences
2015-  Fellow, Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, University of Oxford
2015-2016. Post-doctoral Fellow, New Europe College, Bucharest
2006-2009. Research Associate, Center for Heritage Resource Studies, University of Maryland
2002-2006. Research Assistant, Center for International Development and Conflict Management, University of Maryland

2018- Regional Editor (Indic traditions), Bloomsbury Introductions to World Philosophies, Bloomsbury Press

2017- Co-Editor, Journal of Hindu Studies, Oxford University Pres
2017. Shivdasani Fellow, Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies (Trinity Term 2017)
2016-2018. DANAM Academic Steering Committee Member


2013. Co-Lecturer, Indian Philosophy, University of Manchester 
2012. Graduate Teaching Assistant, Religion in Modern South Asian History, University of Manchester
2005-2007. Co-Lecturer, World Religions, Honors Department, University of Maryland 
Výzkumné pobyty
12/2012-3/2013. Affiliated Research Scholar, Kuppuswami Sastri Research Institute, Chennai, India
2009-2010, 2010-2011. Sanskrit Language Program, American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) at Deccan  College, Pune, India

Konference a přednášky  
  • 2017. “Narrative Selves and Embodied Conditioning: Advaitin Techniques for waking up in the saṃsāric story”. Lectures of the Shivdasani Visiting Fellow. Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies. Oxford University, Oxford, UK.
  • 2016. “Gnosis as Samādhi? Vidyāraṇya’s integration of yogic praxis with Advaita Vedāntic gnoseology”. Yoga darśana, Yoga Sādhana: International Academic Conference (Modern Yoga Research group), Jagiellonian University. Kraków, Poland.
  • 2016. “Making the Implicit, Explicit: Emplotment as Saṃsāra and Soteriological Method in Advaita Vedānta”. Early Modern Hindu Theology Seminar Series, Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, Oxford University. Oxford, UK
  • 2016. “Scriptural Hermeneutics and Narrative Examples in Advaita Vedānta: The Reading of Stories to Determine dharma’”. 41st Spalding Symposium on Indian Religions. St. Michael’s College. Cardiff, U.K.
  • 2015. “The saṃnyāsin’s path to liberation: sādhana in medieval Advaita Vedānta’. Dharma Academy of  North America at the American Academy of Religion. Atlanta, Georgia.
  • 2013. “Retrieving Medieval Voices: Swami Vivekananda and the problematic alterity of “Neo’-Vedānta”’. Dharma Academy of North American at the American Academy of Religion. Baltimore, Maryland.  
  • 2013. “Advaita Vedānta at the Threshold of the Modern Period: Vidyāraṇya and the framing of soteriology’. 30th Annual Sanskrit Tradition in the Modern World (STIMW), University of Manchester. Manchester, UK.
  • 2013. “Transcending Karma: Embodiment and Liberation in the Jīvanmuktiviveka”. Society for Indian Philosophy and Religion. Kolkata, India.




Kapitoly v knihách 

  • V tisku.  “Rethinking Neo-Vedānta: Swami Vivekananda and the Selective Historiography of Advaita Vedānta”, chapter in Swami Vivekananda: New Reflections on His Life, Legacy, and Influence, eds. Rita D.  Sherma and James McHugh (Dordecht: Springer).
  • 2010. “The Shinto Religion”, chapter 11 in The Spiritual Heritage of the Human Race: An Introduction to the  World’s Religions, Suheil Bushrui, et al.(Oxford: Oneworld Publications), 239-259.
  • 2010. “The Religious Traditions of Ancient Greece”, chapter 4 in The Spiritual Heritage of the Human Race: An Introduction to the World’s Religions, Suheil Bushrui, et al.(Oxford: Oneworld Publications), 94-121.


Recenze a jiné vědecké články 

  • 2018. "The Instability of Non-dual Knowing: Post-gnosis sādhana in Vidyāraṇya’s Advaita Vedānta" in Journal of Dharma Studies 1(1): 11-30.
  • 2017. “Rethinking Neo-Vedānta: Swami Vivekananda and the Selective Historiography of Advaita Vedānta” in Religions 8:6.
  • 2016. Book Review of Engaged Emancipation: Mind, Morals, and Make-Believe in the Mokṣopāya (Yogavāsiṣṭha), eds., Christopher Key Chapple and Arindam Chakrabarti (Albany: State University of New York, 2015) in Journal of South Asian Studies 32:1 2016.
  • 2014. Book Review of Classical Indian Philosophy: A Reader, ed. Deepak Sarma. Contemporary South Asia 22 (1): 110.
  • 2013. Book Review of Hindu and Buddhist Ideas in Dialogue: Self and No-Self, eds. Jonardon Ganeri,  Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad, et al. (Surrey: Ashgate, 2012) in Journal of Hindu Studies 6:3: 391-393.