Westerhoff talk online

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Here's an announcement of an upcoming online talk by friend and guest of the podcast, the brilliant Jan Westerhoff!


in Ancient Indian Philosophy"  

The British Society of the History of Philosophy’s Annual Lecture 2020
will be given by Jan Westerhoff, Fellow and Tutor in Theology and
Religion at Lady Margaret Hall and Professor of Buddhist Philosophy at
Oxford University. Dr. Jessica Frazier (Trinity College, Oxford) will
join us for the discussion.   

The event will take place at the Maison Française d’Oxford (MFO) on 4
November 2020, 5-7pm. The audience can join the event only online via
Microsoft Teams. Please contact the society secretary Dr. Mogens Lærke
for a link on secretary@bshp.org.uk.  

Westerhoff read Philosophy at Trinity College, Cambridge and holds
doctorates in Philosophy (Cambridge) and Oriental Studies (SOAS). Before
coming to Oxford, he taught the Philosophy of Mathematics for the
Faculty of Philosophy at Oxford, and was a Reader in Philosophy at the
University of Durham. Originally trained as a philosopher and
orientialist, his research focuses on philosophical aspects of the
religious traditions of ancient India. Much of his work concentrates on
Buddhist thought (especially Madhyamaka) as preserved in Sanskrit and
Tibetan sources, and he also has a lively interest in Classical Indian
philosophy (particularly Nyāya). His research on Buddhist philosophy
covers both theoretical (metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of
language) and normative aspects (ethics); he is also interested in the
investigation of Buddhist meditative practice from the perspective of
cognitive science and the philosophy of mind.  Among other works, he is
the author of Nāgārjuna's Madhyamaka. A Philosophical Introduction
(Oxford UP, 2009), The Dispeller of Disputes. Nagarjuna's
Vigrahavyavartani (OUP, 2010), The Golden Age of Indian Buddhist
Philosophy (Oxford UP, 2018), and, most recently, The Non-Existence of
the Real World (Oxford UP, 2020).


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