Conference/Symposium | September 20 | 10 a.m.-7 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room
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 Takstangs 18 Great Contradictions in the Thought of Tsongkhapa.
Lin Chen-kuo (National Chengchi University): When Chan Meets the Logicians: Miyun Yuanwus (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.