Karl Harrington Potter
Born(1927-08-19)August 19, 1927
DiedJanuary 11, 2022 (aged 94)
OccupationIndologist
Parent(s)George Reuben Potter, Mabel Harrington
AwardsPadma Shri (2011)

Karl Harrington Potter (August 19, 1927 – January 11, 2022[1]) was an American-born writer, academic, and Indologist,[2] from the University of Washington.[3] He studied at the University of California,[4] as well as Harvard University[5] and is known for his writings on Indian philosophy.

Potter has served as a Professor, of the department of Philosophy and South Asian Studies at the University of Washington.[6] He has been called an eminent scholar by his peers.[7]

He is credited with a number of books on the topic.[8][9][10][11] The Government of India honored Potter in 2011 with the fourth highest civilian award of Padma Shri.[12][13] Potter died in January 2022, at the age of 94.[14]

Selected works

Monographs
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References

  1. ^ "Karl Harrington Potter (19 August 1927 – 11 January 2022) | H-Asia | H-Net". networks.h-net.org. Retrieved July 19, 2022.
  2. ^ "Gulf News". Gulf News. January 26, 2011. Retrieved November 28, 2014.
  3. ^ Sunderarajan, P. (March 26, 2011). "The Hindu". Retrieved November 28, 2014.
  4. ^ University of California (1949). Register - University of California, Volume 2. University of California Press.
  5. ^ "Karl H. Potter | Department of Philosophy | University of Washington".
  6. ^ Douglas Daye (1979), Review: Indian Metaphysics and Epistemology: The Tradition of Nyāya-Vaiśesika up to Gaṅgeśa by Karl H. Potter, Philosophy East and West, Vol. 29, No. 2 (Apr. 1979), pp. 245–247
  7. ^ Mikel Burley (2015), Rebirth and the Stream of Life: A Philosophical Study of Reincarnation, Karma and Ethics, Bloomsbury Academic, ISBN 978-1628922264, p. 136.
  8. ^ Profile on WorldCat. WorldCat. 2014. OCLC 91697.
  9. ^ Harold G. Coward, Karl Harrington Potter (2008). The Philosophy of the Grammarians. Motilal Banarsidass. p. 609. ISBN 9788120803077.
  10. ^ Karl Harrington Potter (2009). Encyclopedia of Indian Philosophies. Motilal Banarsidass. p. 705.
  11. ^ Karl Harrington Potter (1965). Presuppositions of India's Philosophies. Prentice Hall of India Pvt Limited. p. 276.
  12. ^ "Padma Shri" (PDF). Padma Shri. 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 15, 2015. Retrieved November 11, 2014.
  13. ^ Newspaper (February 2011). "Calif. Scientist Among Expats Named for Padma Shri". Newspaper. 36 (11): 34. Archived from the original on December 6, 2014.
  14. ^ "Remembering Emeritus Professor Karl Potter". phil.washington.edu.