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AAR Annual Meeting
Atlanta, GA
November 21-24, 2015

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Buddhist Philosophy Group

Statement of Purpose: 

This Group provides a forum for the scholarly study of Buddhist philosophical thought in its various forms across all regions and traditions of the Buddhist world. We seek to develop tightly organized sessions that deal not only with intra-Buddhist philosophical issues — such as those involving major philosophical traditions and major thinkers and texts — but also with topics involving the relationship between Buddhist philosophy and other traditions of philosophical thought, both ancient and modern. The Group likewise provides a venue to examine the relationship between Buddhist thought and Buddhist practice. We encourage work on the full range of Buddhist philosophy, including metaphysics, epistemology, soteriology, ethics, and philosophy of mind.

Call for Papers: 

This Group entertains individual paper proposals, but mostly encourages thematically integrated sessions. These sessions might focus on specific philosophical topics, on methodological issues, or on a recent publication in the field or a classical text of particular importance. Sessions representing a diversity of methods to address a regionally-defined topic are also encouraged. There is particular interest in developing a papers session or roundtable proposal that would be suitable for co-sponsorship with another section or group. Possible topics include:

Buddhism and Pragmatism (contact: Jonathan Gold,
Buddhist dṛṣṭi: on Beliefs and Views (contact: Charles Muller,
Buddhist Hermeneutics (contact: John Campbell, or Jake Davis,
Intersubjectivity and Alterity (contact: Jake Davis, or Roy Tzohar,
Kierkegaard and Buddhism: For a co-sponsored session with the Yogācāra Studies Group and the Kierkegaard, Religion, and Culture Group, we invite proposals that address methodological and substantive issues concerning Kierkegaard and Buddhism.
Nietzsche and Buddhism (contact: Andre van der Braak,
Philosophy and Tantra in Late Indian Buddhism (contact: Davey Tomlinson,
Translating Buddhist Philosophy (contact: Dan Arnold,
Women and Buddhist Philosophy (contact: Karin Meyers,

If you are interested in organizing a panel on a topic that is not listed, please contact the Co-Chairs listed below for information on other members intending to develop proposals on the same topic.

Proposer names are visible to chairs but anonymous to steering committee members
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