PhD Candidate, EPHE, ED 472


My academic experience is marked firstly by a bachelor’s (Universidade do Minho, Braga) and a master’s (Université Paris-Sorbonne, Paris) in Philosophy. The Master’s degree in History of Philosophy, Metaphysics and Phenomenology was concluded with a Master’s thesis dealing with the relationship between Buddhi and Puruṣa in the Sāṃkhya school.
I accomplished a second bachelor’s in Indian Studies (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris) and a second Master’s in Asian Studies (École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris). The second Master’s thesis was dedicated to the presence of Yoga techniques and teachings in the Niśvāsatattvasaṃhitā.
I am now pursuing a PhD degree at EPHE, under the supervision of Prof. Judit Törzsök and Prof. Dominic Goodall. The PhD project consists of a critical edition of a Śaiva-āgama called Kālottaratantra. Following my academic experiences, I tend to approach this work both from a philological and philosophical methodology.
I wish to build my research profile by focusing on the historical and ideological relations between Yoga, Sāṃkhya and Tantra. Furthermore, I consider that the edition and publication of all primary sources not yet critically edited are of the utmost urgency since they allow clear progress in our research field.

Research project and research field

Critical edition and study of the Kālottaratantra (Trayodaśaśatikakālottara and Saptaśatikakālottara)

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Academia profile of Bruno A. Vilela da Silva