Buddhism and Philosophy Workshop with Prof Jay L Garfield

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August 10, 2018
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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)

Deakin Downtown August 10 2018 Level 12, Tower 2 727 Collins St Melbourne

9.30 – 5.00

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: leesa.davis@deakin.edu.au with Garfield Workshop as the subject.




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Dr Leesa Davis

Deakin University