Dr Marie-Hélène Gorisse

Dr Marie-Hélène Gorisse

Department of Philosophy
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

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University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Marie-Hélène Gorisse is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Philosophy of the University of Birmingham. She joined the department in December 2021 as a member of The Global Philosophy of Religion Project directed by Professor Yujin Nagasawa. Besides philosophy of religion, she specialises in South Asian philosophy, Jainism, Buddhism, and epistemology. 


Marie-Hélène Gorisse received her Ph.D. in Philosophy of logic, epistemology and philosophy of science at the University of Lille in 2011. Before coming to Birmingham, she was a Guest Professor at Ghent university (2021), a Senior Teaching Fellow at SOAS (2016-7; 19-20), and a Postdoctoral Researcher at Leiden (2016) and Ghent (2012-15; 2018-21). 


My research focuses on Jainism and on the way Jain epistemology and hermeneutics developed in dialogue with other South Asian philosophico-religious traditions. I also work on the contemporary relevance of Jainism as a contributor to global philosophy and global philosophy of religion. 

I am the author of many papers, including 'Logic in the tradition of Prabhācandra', 'Characterising the Self: Knowledge and liberation in the Samayasāra' and 'Jain conceptions of authority in Samantabhadra's Āptamīmāṃsā'. I have also edited volumes such as Puṣpikā: Tracing Ancient India Through Texts and Traditions

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