Buddhism and Philosophy: A Workshop with Jay L Garfield

August 10, 2018
Philosophy Dept, Deakin University

Deakin Downtown Level 12 Tower 2, 727 Collins St

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Buddhism and Philosophy

A Workshop with Professor Jay L Garfield

Deakin philosophers and invited speakers engage with themes from Prof Garfield’s Engaging Buddhism: Why it Matters to Philosophy (Oxford 2015)


Hosted by Philosophy@Deakin

Deakin Downtown August 10 2018

Level 12, Tower 2

727 Collins St


In Engaging Buddhism, Garfield states that he aimed “to show that we in the West can talk with, not about, philosophers and texts in the Buddhist tradition” (p.15). In this day-long workshop, Deakin philosophers and invited speakers respond to this and other philosophical themes from the book. Themes covered include: Ethics, phenomenology, meditation, self, personal identity and comparisons and juxtapositions drawn from philosophers Wilfrid Sellars and David Hume.


Jay Garfield (Smith College)

Shaun Nichols (Uni of Arizona)

Monima Chadha (Monash)

Sonam Thakchoe (UTAS)

John Powers   

Jack Reynolds

Cathy Legg  

Leesa Davis


The event is free and all are welcome. Please RSVP by August 7 for catering purposes (and advise any special dietary requirements) to Leesa Davis: [email protected] with Garfield Workshop as the subject.

Jay L Garfield is Doris Silbert Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Philosophy, Logic and Buddhist Studies and director of the Buddhist Studies and Logic programs at Smith College. He is also Visiting Professor of Buddhist Philosophy at Harvard Divinity School, Professor of Philosophy at Melbourne University and Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at the Central University of Tibetan Studies. He is the author or editor of 25 books and over 150 articles and book reviews.

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