Marco Ferrante

marco ferrante

PhD in Asian and African Civilisations, Sapienza University of Rome (2013)

Berggruen Fellow in Comparative Philosophy, University of Oxford (2018-2020)

Post-doc Researcher at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna (2013-2018)

Fixed-term Lecturer at the University of Vienna (2017-2018)

“The role of language in the thought of the Pratyabhijñā” in A. Graheli (ed.) Philosophy and Language: Bloomsbury Series in Indian Philosophy. Forthcoming.

“Studies on Bhartṛhari and the Pratyabhijñā: the case of svasaṃvedana”. Proceedings of the Conference of the Society for the Tantric Studies. Religions 2017 8, 145; DOI: 10.3390/rel8080145 

“Bhartṛhari and verbal testimony. A hyper-antireductionist approach?” in D. Cuneo–E. Freschi–C. Formigatti (eds.). Not Far Afield: Asian Perspectives on Sexuality, Testimony and Print Culture. A Coffee Break Project. Kervan 21: 227-246, 2017.

“On ṛṣis and yogins: Immediate and Mediate Extraordinary Cognitions in Early Brahmanical Thought”. In R. Torella–M. Franceschini–T. Pontillo–C. Pieruccini–A. Rigopoulos–F. Sferra (eds.). Proceedings of the Meeting of the Italian Association of Sanskrit Studies. Rivista degli Studi Orientali. Supplemento 2, vol. LXXXIX, 2016, 41-62.    

“Vṛṣabhadeva on the status of ordinary phenomena: between Bhartṛhari and Advaita Vedānta”. Journal of Indian Philosophy 43.1: 61-83. DOI:, 2015.

“How to obtain salvation through Language? Bhartṛhari on Śabdapūrvayoga” in A. Keidan (ed.) The Study of South Asia between Antiquity and Modernity. Parallels and Comparisons. Rivista degli Studi Orientali. Supplemento 2: 161-176. DOI: 10.1400/234729, 2014.

“Vṛṣabhadeva’s Sphuṭākṣarā on Bhartṛhari’s metaphysics: commentarial strategy and new interpretations”. Journal of Indian Philosophy 41.2: 133-149. DOI:, 2013.

History of South Asian Philosophy, Epistemology, Metaphysics, Philosophy of language