Isabelle RATIÉ

Isabelle RATIÉ

Professor – Université Sorbonne Nouvelle – Paris 3

Biography

Isabelle Ratié holds degrees in Philosophy (MA and Agrégation: Université Panthéon-Sorbonne) and Sanskrit Studies (MA, PhD and Habilitation : École Pratique des Hautes Études). After working as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Leipzig and the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Vienna), she was appointed Professor of Sanskrit Language and Literatures at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University (Paris) in 2014. She is also a Senior Member of the Institut Universitaire de France since 2021.
Her research bears on the history of Indian philosophy. Her monograph on the Śaiva system of the Pratyabhijñā (Le Soi et l’Autre. Identité, différence et altérité dans la philosophie de la Pratyabhijñā, Brill, 2011) was awarded the Friedrich Weller Prize. She has also published two books on Buddhist philosophy: Une Critique bouddhique du Soi selon la Mīmāṃsā (Vienna, 2014), and, with Vincent Eltschinger, Self, No-Self, and Salvation. Dharmakīrti’s Critique of the Notions of Self and Person (Vienna, 2013). She has coedited with Eli Franco a collective volume on medieval Kashmir (Around Abhinavagupta. Aspects of the Intellectual History of Kashmir from the Ninth to the Eleventh Century, Berlin, 2016). Her ongoing research on marginal annotations in Kashmirian manuscripts has recently led her to discover several chapters of a major tenth-century Śaiva work– Utpaladeva’s Īśvarapratyabhijñāvivṛti – so far deemed irretrievably lost; she has just published a monograph on the first of these chapters (Utpaladeva on the Power of Action, Harvard University Press, 2021). She has also been working with Vincent Eltschinger, Michael Torsten Much and John Taber on a translation of Dharmakīrti’s Pramāṇavārttika 1 (section on apoha; vol. I published in 2018 in Tokyo) and she has been collaborating since 2011 on the Dictionary of Technical Terms from Hindu Tantric Literature (Vienna).

Fields of research

Isabelle Ratié’s research bears on the history of Indian philosophy and focuses on the philosophical debates between representatives of rival religious movements, particularly (but not exclusively) Śaiva and Buddhist. She is mainly interested in understanding Indian philosophical concepts and their development, but her work also has important philological aspects (critical editions, studies of fragmentary works). She also works on the history of medieval Kashmir, and particularly on its manuscript tradition.

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62 documents

Journal articles

  • Isabelle Ratié. On the Practice of Autocommentary in Sanskrit Sources. The Medieval Globe, 2022, 8 (2), pp.65-90. ⟨halshs-04132109⟩
  • Isabelle Ratié. On the Ṣaḍdhātusamīkṣā, a lost work attributed to Bhartṛhari: an examination of testimonies and a list of fragments. Journal of the American Oriental Society, 2018, 138(4), pp.709-741. ⟨halshs-01690289⟩
  • Isabelle Ratié. Scholasticism and Philosophy: on the Relationship between Reason and Revelation in India . ThéoRèmes : Enjeux des approches empiriques des religions, 2017, 11, pp.1-17. ⟨halshs-01690273⟩
  • Isabelle Ratié. In search of Utpaladeva’s lost Vivṛti on the Pratyabhijñā treatise: a report on the latest discoveries (with the Vivṛti on the end of Chapter 1.8). Journal of Indian Philosophy, 2017, pp.163-189. ⟨10.1007/s10781-016-9302-2⟩. ⟨halshs-01339653⟩
  • Isabelle Ratié. Śivaïsme et bouddhisme philosophiques : une influence réciproque ?. Bulletin d'Études Indiennes, 2015, 33, pp.39-57. ⟨halshs-01339643⟩
  • Isabelle Ratié. A Śaiva interpretation of the satkāryavāda: the Sāṃkhya notion of abhivyakti and its transformation in the Pratyabhijñā treatise. Journal of Indian Philosophy, 2014, 42 (1), pp.127-172. ⟨halshs-01182838⟩
  • Isabelle Ratié. On the distinction between epistemic and metaphysical Buddhist idealisms: a Śaiva perspective. Journal of Indian Philosophy, 2014, 42, pp.353-375. ⟨halshs-01182839⟩
  • Isabelle Ratié. Can One Prove that Something Exists Beyond Consciousness? A Śaiva Criticism of the Sautrāntika Inference of External Objects. Journal of Indian Philosophy, 2011, 39 (4-5), pp.479-501. ⟨halshs-01182724⟩
  • Isabelle Ratié. The Dreamer and the Yogin – on the Relationship between Buddhist and Śaiva Idealisms. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, 2010, 73 (3), pp.437-478. ⟨halshs-01182721⟩
  • Isabelle Ratié. Le non-être, une preuve de l’existence du Soi? La notion d’abhāva dans la philosophie de la Pratyabhijñā. Journal Asiatique, 2010, 298 (2), pp.421-493. ⟨halshs-01182723⟩
  • Isabelle Ratié. 'A Five-trunked, Four-tusked Elephant is Running in the Sky’: How Free is Imagination according to Utpaladeva and Abhinavagupta?. Asiatische Studien/Etudes Asiatiques, 2010, 64 (2), pp.341-385. ⟨halshs-01182720⟩
  • Isabelle Ratié, Vincent Eltschinger. Dharmakīrti against the pudgala. Indogaku Chibettogaku Kenkyu, 2010, 14, pp.185-215. ⟨halshs-01182722⟩
  • Isabelle Ratié. Remarks on Compassion and Altruism in the Pratyabhijñā Philosophy. Journal of Indian Philosophy, 2009, 37 (4), pp.349-366. ⟨halshs-01182719⟩
  • Isabelle Ratié. Otherness in the Pratyabhijñā Philosophy. Journal of Indian Philosophy, 2007, 35 (4), pp.313-370. ⟨halshs-01182718⟩
  • Isabelle Ratié. La Mémoire et le Soi dans l’Īśvarapratyabhijñāvimarśinī d’Abhinavagupta. Indo-Iranian Journal, 2006, 49 (1-2), pp.39-103. ⟨halshs-01182716⟩

Conference papers

  • Isabelle Ratié. « A recently recovered chapter of Utpaladeva’s Īśvarapratyabhijñāvivṛti: on consciousness and action ». Second Workshop in compared philosophy (India and the medieval West): constructions of meaning – semantics, interpretation, argumentation, Feb 2019, Pondichéry, India. ⟨halshs-02149112⟩
  • Isabelle Ratié. A world beyond consciousness ? On the Indian controversy over the existence of external objects (https://vimeo.com/329867623). Series of guest lectures: New Directions in Indian and Comparative Philosophy, 2019, Princeton, United States. ⟨halshs-02149126⟩
  • Isabelle Ratié. « Readings of Utpaladeva’s Vivṛti, Chapter 2.1 ». Unpublished Editions of Kashmirian Sanskrit Texts. A Franco-German Reading Workshop, Nov 2018, Paris, France. ⟨halshs-02149104⟩
  • Isabelle Ratié. « On Utpaladeva, Abhinavagupta and Śaṅkaranandana ». 17th World Sanskrit Conference, Jul 2018, Vancouver, Canada. ⟨halshs-02149094⟩
  • Isabelle Ratié. Utpaladeva’s Vivṛti on the Pratyabhijñā Treatise: the Chapter on the Power of Action. Workshop Chance and contingency in Indian Philosophy, Phyllis Granoff, May 2017, New Haven (Yale University), United States. ⟨halshs-01690278⟩
  • Isabelle Ratié. Reading Utpaladeva’s Vivṛti on Īśvarapratyabhijñākārikā 2.1.4: On the Cause of Temporality. Workshop Chance and contingency in Indian Philosophy, Phyllis Granoff, May 2017, New Haven (Yale University), United States. ⟨halshs-01690280⟩
  • Isabelle Ratié. On the so-called Śabdadhātusamīkṣā: a lost philosophical work ascribed to Bhartṛhari. Seminar of the ERC Project Beyond Boundaries: Religion, Region, Language and the State, Apr 2017, London (SOAS), United Kingdom. ⟨halshs-01690276⟩
  • Isabelle Ratié. Autorité scripturaire et discours philosophique dans l’Inde médiévale : les exemples bouddhique et śivaïte. Philosophie, philosophie de la religion et pluralisme religieux en Inde ancienne, Jun 2016, Paris (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes), France. ⟨halshs-01339942⟩
  • Isabelle Ratié. In Search of Utpaladeva’s lost Īśvarapratyabhijñāvivṛti: an account of the latest discoveries. Indological Connections between Paris and Chicago, University of Chicago Center, Whitney Cox; Isabelle Ratié, Mar 2016, Paris, France. ⟨halshs-01339932⟩
  • Isabelle Ratié. Additional Fragments of Utpaladeva's Vivr̥ti. Around Abhinavagupta: Aspects of the Intellectual History of Kashmir (II), Lawrence McCrea (Cornell University), 2016, Ithaca (Cornell University), United States. ⟨halshs-01422189⟩
  • Isabelle Ratié. Pour une philologie indienne des marges : le cas des manuscrits cachemiriens. Enjeux de la philologie indienne: éditions, traductions, transferts/Issues in Indian Philology: Editions, Translations, Transfers, Lyne Bansat-Boudon; Silvia d'Intino; Jean-Noël Robert, 2016, Paris (Collège de France), France. ⟨halshs-01422190⟩
  • Isabelle Ratié. Śivaïsme et bouddhisme : une rencontre philosophique ?. 10e Journée du Monde Indien, « De Kaboul à Pondichéry via Angkor, Journée en hommage à Bruno Dagens », May 2015, Paris, France. ⟨halshs-01339924⟩
  • Isabelle Ratié. Scholasticism and Philosophy : on the Relationship between Reason and Revelation in India. Scholasticism’s practice, and practices’ scholasticism, Apr 2015, Paris (Centre d'Etudes de l'Inde et de l'Asie du Sud), France. ⟨halshs-01339917⟩
  • Isabelle Ratié. Newly Discovered Fragments of Utpaladeva’s Lost Īśvarapratyabhijñāvivṛti . Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions: A Symposium in Honour of Alexis G. J. S. Sanderson, Mar 2015, Toronto, Canada. ⟨halshs-01339911⟩
  • Isabelle Ratié. A Śaiva interpretation of satkāryavāda : on the Transformation of Sāṃkhya Causality in the Pratyabhijñā System. 15th World Sanskrit Conference, Jan 2012, New Delhi, India. ⟨halshs-01339905⟩
  • Isabelle Ratié. On the distinction between epistemic and metaphysical idealisms : a Śaiva perspective on Buddhist arguments in the nirākāra/sākāra debate. 16th Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, Jun 2011, New Tapei City, Taiwan. ⟨halshs-01339897⟩
  • Isabelle Ratié. Pāramārthika or apāramārthika ? On the ontological status of separation according to Abhinavagupta. International Indology Graduate Research Symposium, Sep 2009, Oxford, United Kingdom. ⟨halshs-01339893⟩
  • Isabelle Ratié. Can one prove that objects exist outside of consciousness ? The Pratyabhijñā’s criticism of inferential externalism. 14th World Sanskrit Conference, Sep 2009, Kyoto, Japan. ⟨halshs-01339889⟩
  • Isabelle Ratié. Louange, hommage et dialectique. Le rôle des maṅgala dans l’Īśvarapratyabhijñāvimarśinī d’Abhinavagupta. Genres et pratiques de la louange en Inde, Mondes iranien et indien, Mar 2007, Paris (Maison de l'Asie), France. ⟨halshs-01339881⟩

Books

  • Vincent Eltschinger, Isabelle Ratié. Qu'est-ce que la philosophie indienne?. Gallimard, 2023, Folio Essais, 9782072711732. ⟨halshs-03973042⟩
  • Isabelle Ratié, Vincent Eltschinger. Che cos’è la filosofia indiana?. Einaudi, 2023. ⟨halshs-04319557⟩
  • Isabelle Ratié, Eli Franco. Around Abhinavagupta. Aspects of the Intellectual History of Kashmir from the Ninth to the Eleventh Century (second edition). Dev Publishers, 2022, 978-93-94852-02-0. ⟨halshs-03891715⟩
  • Vincent Eltschinger, Birgit Kellner, Ethan Mills, Isabelle Ratié (Dir.). A Road Less Traveled. Felicitation Volume in Honor of John Taber. Arbeitskreis für tibetische und buddhistische Studien Universität Wien, 2021, 978-3-902501-39-4. ⟨hal-03818524⟩
  • Isabelle Ratié. Utpaladeva on the Power of Action: A First Edition, Annotated Translation and Study of Īśvarapratyabhijñāvivṛti, Chapter 2.1. Harvard University Press, Harvard Oriental Series 96, 2021, 9780674270817. ⟨halshs-03466197⟩
  • Vincent Eltschinger, John Taber, Michael Torsten Much, Isabelle Ratié. Dharmakīrti’s Theory of Exclusion (apoha). Part I: On Concealing.: An Annotated Translation of Pramāṇavārttikasvavṛtti 24,16-45-20 (Pramāṇavārttika 1.40-91). The International Institute for Buddhist Studies (Tokyo), 2018, 978-4-906267-76-7. ⟨halshs-02149219⟩
  • Isabelle Ratié, Eli Franco (Dir.). Around Abhinavagupta. Aspects of the Intellectual History of Kashmir from the Ninth to the Eleventh Century. Lit Verlag, 2016, 978-3-643-90697-7. ⟨halshs-01422186⟩
  • Isabelle Ratié. Une Critique bouddhique du Soi selon la Mīmāṃsā. Présentation, édition critique et traduction de la Mīmāṃsakaparikalpitātmaparīkṣā de Śāntarakṣita (Tattvasaṅgraha 222-284 et Pañjikā). Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. , 2014. ⟨halshs-01182715⟩
  • Vincent Eltschinger, Isabelle Ratié. Self, No-Self, and Salvation. Dharmakīrti’s Critique of the Notions of Self and Person. Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. , 2013. ⟨halshs-01182714⟩
  • Vincent Eltschinger, Isabelle Ratié. Self, No-Self, and Salvation. Dharmakirti's Critique of the Notions of Self and Person. Austrian Academy of Sciences Press, 2013. ⟨hal-01447480⟩
  • Isabelle Ratié. Le Soi et l’Autre. Identité, différence et altérité dans la philosophie de la Pratyabhijñā. Brill, 2011. ⟨halshs-01182712⟩

Book sections

  • Isabelle Ratié. Fiction and Belief in Ancient and Early Medieval India. Alison James; Akihiro Kubo; Françoise Lavocat. The Routledge Handbook of Fiction and Belief, Routledge, pp.403-418, 2024, ⟨10.4324/9781003119456-35⟩. ⟨halshs-04368611⟩
  • Isabelle Ratié. Haughty bitterness or altruistic concerns? On Dharmakīrti’s alleged motives for writing the Pramāṇavārttika. Hiroko Matsuoka; Shinya Moriyama; Tyler Neill. To the Heart of Truth. Felicitation Volume for Eli Franco on the Occasion of His Seventieth Birthday, Arbeitskreis für Tibetische und Buddhistische Studien Universität Wien, pp.685-722, 2023. ⟨halshs-04247693⟩
  • Isabelle Ratié, Vincent Eltschinger. A Buddhist Refutation of the Existence of a Creator God: Śubhagupta’s Īśvarabhaṅgakārikā. Vincent Eltschinger, Jowita Kramer, Parimal Patil, Chizuko Yoshimizu. Burlesque of the Philosophers. Indian and Buddhist Studies in Memory of Helmut Krasser, University of Hamburg, pp.29-72, 2023. ⟨halshs-04247603⟩
  • Isabelle Ratié. Some Hitherto Unknown Fragments of Utpaladeva’s Vivṛti (IV) : On non-being and imperceptible demons. Francesco Sferra; Vincenzo Vergiani. Verità e bellezza. Essays in Honour of Raffaele Torella, Università di Napoli “L’Orientale”, UniorPress, pp.929-964, 2022. ⟨hal-03818526⟩
  • Isabelle Ratié. A History of Time in the Sāṃkhya Tradition. Vincent Eltschinger; Birgit Kellner; Ethan Mills; Isabelle Ratié. A Road Less Traveled. Felicitation Volume in Honor of John Taber, pp.341-420, 2021. ⟨hal-03818525⟩
  • Isabelle Ratié. A Note on Śaṅkaranandana’s “intuition” according to Abhinavagupta. Vincent Eltschinger, Marta Sernesi, Vincent Tournier. Archaeologies of the Written : Indian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies in Honour of Cristina Scherrer-Schaub, Università degli Studi di Napoli “L’Orientale”, pp.493-516, 2020. ⟨halshs-03466210⟩
  • Isabelle Ratié. Some hitherto unknown fragments of Utpaladeva’s Vivr̥ti (II): against the existence of external objects. Dominic Goodall, Shaman Hatley, Harunaga Isaacson, Srilata Raman. Śaivism and the Tantric Traditions. Essays in Honour of Alexis G.J.S. Sanderson, Brill, pp.106-143, 2020. ⟨halshs-03466202⟩
  • Isabelle Ratié. For an Indian Philology of Margins : the Case of Kashmirian Sanskrit Manuscripts. Sheldon Pollock, Silvia d'Intino. L’Espace du sens. Approches de la philologie indienne / The Space of Meaning. Approaches to Indian Philology, Institut de Civilisation Indienne du Collège de France, De Boccard, pp.305-354, 2018. ⟨halshs-02149197⟩
  • Isabelle Ratié. An Indian debate on optical reflections and its metaphysical implications: Śaiva nondualism and the mirror of consciousness. Joerg Tuske. Indian Epistemology and Metaphysics, Bloomsbury, pp.207-240, 2017. ⟨halshs-01690270⟩
  • Isabelle Ratié. Utpaladeva and Abhinavagupta on the Freedom of Consciousness. Jonardon Ganeri. The Oxford Handbook of Indian Philosophy, Oxford University Press, pp.437-468, 2017. ⟨halshs-01339661⟩
  • Isabelle Ratié. Some Hitherto Unknown Fragments of Utpaladeva’s Vivṛti (III): On Memory and Error. Around Abhinavagupta. Aspects of the Intellectual History of Kashmir from the Ninth to the Eleventh Century, Lit Verlag, pp. 375-400, 2016. ⟨halshs-01422188⟩
  • Isabelle Ratié, Eli Franco. Introduction to "Around Abhinavagupta". Isabelle Ratié; Eli Franco. Around Abhinavagupta. Aspects of the Intellectual History of Kashmir from the Ninth to the Eleventh Century, Lit Verlag, pp.vii-xix, 2016, 978-3-643-90697-7. ⟨halshs-01442934⟩
  • Isabelle Ratié. Utpaladeva’s Proof of God: on the Purpose of the Īśvarasiddhi. Raffaele Torella; Bettina Bäumer. Utpaladeva, Philosopher of Recognition, DK Printworld, pp. 257-340, 2015. ⟨halshs-01235188⟩
  • Isabelle Ratié. Some hitherto unknown fragments of Utpaladeva’s Vivṛti (I): on the Buddhist controversy over the existence of other conscious streams. Raffaele Torella; Bettina Bäumer. Utpaladeva, Philosopher of Recognition, DK Printworld, p. 224-256, 2015. ⟨halshs-01235189⟩
  • Isabelle Ratié. On Reason and Scripture in the Pratyabhijñā. Vincent Eltschinger; Helmut Krasser. Scriptural Authority, Reason and Action. Proceedings of a Panel at the 14th World Sanskrit Conference, Kyoto, September 1st-5th 2009, Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, pp.375-454, 2013. ⟨halshs-01182725⟩
  • Isabelle Ratié. Introduction à la philosophie indienne. Marc Foglia. Histoire de la philosophie, Ellipses, pp.15-27, 2013, 9782729881146. ⟨hal-01339667⟩
  • Isabelle Ratié. Pāramārthika or apāramārthika? On the Ontological Status of Separation according to Abhinavagupta. Nina Mirnig; Peter-Daniel Szanto; Michael Williams. Puṣpikā: Tracing Ancient India Through Texts and Traditions. Contributions to Current Research in Indology, volume I, Oxbow books, pp.381-406, 2013. ⟨halshs-01182837⟩