Keshav Singh on Sikh Philosophy | Closer to Truth

Synopsis

What are the core tenets of Sikhism? Is Sikhism a monotheistic religion? Or monistic? Or panentheistic? What arguments have been used for, and against, the existence of God? Does Sikhism consider that all religions worship the same God? What is the role of reincarnation and karma in Sikhism, especially in comparison with Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism?

Keshav Singh is a professor of philosophy at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. His primary areas of study are ethics and epistemology, where his research focuses on finding unified answers to foundational questions about how to live our lives. He has recently begun applying analytic philosophy to draw out a systematic understanding of the Sikh philosophical tradition.

The Global Philosophy of Religion Project aims to make the philosophy of religion a truly global field by promoting the scholarly work of researchers from underrepresented regions and religious traditions. It is led by Professor Yujin Nagasawa and hosted by the University of Birmingham. This interview was conducted by Robert Lawrence Kuhn, host of Closer To Truth.

This project was made possible in part through the support of a grant from the John Templeton Foundation.

The opinions expressed in this video are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the John Templeton Foundation.

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1. Keshav Singh

Keshav Singh on Sikh Philosophy

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