Laine specializes in philosophy of the mind and language. Her work encompasses
Western and Indian philosophical traditions.
She has worked extensively in India and with traditional Indian Pandits (wise men). She
has written entries for the Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy on “Indian Philosophy of
Mind” and on three important Indian philosophers Vatsyayana, Vacaspati Misra and Udayana.
Laine has been teaching at Macalester since 1987.
EDUCATION: B.A., Hull University, U.K.; M.A., Surrey University, U.K.; Ph.D., The Open
University, Oxford, England
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