EAST stands for "Epistemology and Argumentation in South Asia and Tibet". This resource collects and presents bio-bibliographical information on philosophical traditions in South Asia and Tibet that concentrate their efforts on theories of knowledge and reasoning, covering a time-span from the fifth century CE until, essentially, the present day (although the current focus is on the period between the 5th and 13th centuries).

From 2011-2015, EAST was developed at the University of Heidelberg (Germany), where it is still hosted. Current development is undertaken at the Institute for the Cultural and Intellectual History of Asia of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

Status and coverage (last update 20 March 2017)

Having originated in research efforts on Buddhist logic and epistemology in South Asia, EAST currently contains data chiefly on the Dignāga-Dharmakīrtian tradition. Publication data is complete until 1993. More recent publication data is currently being added. Users are welcome to register and contribute data. User-contributed data and data already approved by an editor are visibly separated.

Efforts to incorporate bio-bibliographical data from Tibet are under way.

History