Mind, Attention, and World: Themes in Indian and Buddhist Philosophical Theory

April 25, 2019 - April 26, 2019
, New York University

Events Space 2nd Floor
19 Washington Square North
New York 10011
United States

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April 25, 2019|DAY 1 

8:45 am – 9:00 am

Coffee & Welcome  (Jonardon Ganeri NYU)

9:00 am – 10:45 am

Panel 1. Attending to Oneself

Chair: Nic Bommarito (Buffalo)

        9:00 am - 9:50 am

    Sharon Street (NYU, via video conferencing) 

  “On Recognizing Oneself in Others: A Meditation-Based Response to Mackie’s Argument from Queerness”

        9:55 am - 10:45 am

    Muhammad Faruque (Fordham)

“Attending to Oneself: Muḥammad Iqbāl and his Indian Contemporaries”

   10:45 am - 11:00 am

   Morning Break 

   11:00 am - 12:45 pm 

Panel 2. Attention and Affect

Chair: Joerg Tuske (Salisbury)

        11:00 am - 11:50am

    Evan Thompson (British Columbia) 

    “Affect Biased Attention and Concept Formation”

      11:55 am - 12:45 pm 

    Sonam Kachru (Virginia)

    “Attention and Affect: A View from Indian Buddhist Philosophy”

12:45 pm – 2:00 pm

Lunch Break

   2:00 pm - 3:45 pm 

Panel 3. Decision and Exclusion

Chair: Emily McRae (New Mexico)

        2:00 pm - 2:50 pm

     Arindam Chakrabarti (Stonybrook)

     “Deciding to Attend and the Problem of Disjunctive Attention”

        2:55 pm - 3:45 pm

 Catherine Prueitt (George Mason)

“At the Limits of Pain: Attention, Exclusion, and Self-Knowledge in Pratyabhijñā Śaivism.”

   3:45 pm - 4:00 pm

   Afternoon Break

   4:00 pm - 5:45 pm 

Panel 4. The Ethics of Attention

Chair: Eyal Aviv (George Washington)

        4:00 pm - 4:50 pm

   Curie Virag (Edinburgh) 

   “Attention as Cognitive Resonance”

       4:55 pm - 5:45 pm

   Shalini Sinha (Reading) 

   “The Ethics of Attention in Śāntideva and Simone Weil”

April 26, 2019|DAY 2 

10:15 am – 10:30 am


10:30 am – 12:15 pm

Panel 5. Self-Awareness and Attention

Chair: Payal Doctor (LaGuardia)

       10:30 am - 11:20 am

     Amit Chaturvedi (Hong Kong) 

“Phenomenal Priority and Reflexive Self-Awareness: Watzl meets Yogācāra”

       11:25 am - 12:15 pm

Nilanjan Das  (University College London)

“Śrīharṣa on Self-knowledge and the Inner Sense”

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch Break

   1:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Panel 6. Mindfulness and Justification

Chair: Bryce Huebner (Georgetown)

         1:30 pm - 2:20 pm

   Georges Dreyfus (Williams) 

   “But What is Mindfulness? A Phenomenological Approach”

         2:25 pm - 3:15 pm

Anand Vaidya (San Jose)

    “Attention and Justification”

   3:15 pm - 3:30 pm

   Afternoon Break

3:30 pm – 5:15 pm

Panel 7. The Wandering Self

Chair: Adriana Renero (NYU)

         3:30 pm - 4:20 pm

    Carolyn Jennings (UC Merced) 

    “From Attention to Self”

         4:25 pm - 5:15 pm

    Zac Irving (Virginia)

    “Harnessing the Wandering Mind”

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