Elisa Freschi



Associate Professor


St. George,

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  • BA (Philosophy), Sapienza University of Rome
  • BA + MA (South Asian Studies), Sapienza University of Rome
  • PhD (South Asian Philosophy), Sapienza University of Rome

Elisa Freschi works on Sanskrit philosophy, more specifically on topics of epistemology of testimony, philosophy of religion, philosophy of language, deontic logic, and on the reuse of texts in the Sanskrit cosmopolis. She is a convinced upholder of reading Sanskrit philosophical texts within their history and understanding them through a philosophical approach.  She has worked as an “Assistentin” at the University of Vienna and as research leader of projects on Viśiṣṭādvaita Vedānta and on deontic logic and Mīmāṃsā at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. You can download and read her publications from her personal website and read her thoughts on her blog.

Main Research Interests:

Sanskrit Philosophy

Other Research Interests:

Epistemology of Testimony, Global Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion


See Elisa Freschi’s CV for a full list of publications.