Buddhist Philosophy: The State of the Field

Conference/Symposium | September 20 | 10 a.m.-7 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Center for Buddhist Studies

2019 Numata Symposium in honor of the 35th anniversary of the
Numata Chair Program

10:10 - 10:30: Welcome remarks
Robert Sharf, Chair, Center for Buddhist Studies
Shōryū Katsura, President, Bukkyō Dendō Kyōkai Japan
Yoshiaki Numata, President, Mitutoyo Corporation

10:30 - 12:45: Panel I - Chair, Alexander von Rospatt

Shōryū Katsura (Bukkyō Dendō Kyōkai): “Mark Siderits on Anumāna.”

Jay Garfield (Smith College): “Knowing Illusion: Studying Geluk-Sakya/Kagyu Polemics following Takstang’s ‘18 Great Contradictions in the Thought of Tsongkhapa.’”

Lin Chen-kuo (National Chengchi University): “When Chan Meets the Logicians: Miyun Yuanwu’s (1566-1642) Response in the Debate on No-Motion.”

12:45 - 2:30: Lunch Break

2:30 - 4:45: Panel II - Chair, Shōryū Katsura

Dan Arnold (University of Chicago): “Location, Location, Location! Thoughts on the Philosophical Implications of a Locative Absolute.”

Jan Westerhoff (Oxford University) “How to Balance Philology and Philosophy in the Study of Madhyamaka.”

Cat Prueitt (University of British Columbia) “Salience, Attention, and Exclusion.”

4:45 - 5:15: Coffee Break

5:15 - 6:45: Panel III - Chair, Robert Sharf

Parimal Patil (Harvard University) “Why Buddhists Argue.”

Jonathan Gold (Princeton University) “What Use Is Buddhist Philosophy? Constructing the Path for Academia.”

 All Audiences

 All Audiences

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