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Religion lecture - Professor Dan Arnold, University of Chicago Divinity School: "The Philosophical Problems of Religious Diversity: Some Reflections in Light of India’s Historical Experience"

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the Center for Global Studies through support of the U.S. Department of Education’s Title VI NRC program and by the Department of Religion
Room 1002 Lincoln Hall, 702 S. Wright St., Urbana
Nov 16, 2017   4:00 pm  
Free and open to the public.
Professor Robert McKim
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Bio: Dan Arnold is a scholar of Indian Buddhist philosophy, which he engages in a constructive and comparative way. Considering Indian Buddhist philosophy as integral to the broader tradition of Indian philosophy, he has particularly focused on topics at issue among Buddhist schools of thought (chiefly, those centering on the works of Nāgārjuna and of Dharmakīrti), often considering these in conversation with critics from the orthodox Brahmanical school of Pūrva Mīmāṃsā.


His publications include Buddhists, Brahmins, and Belief: Epistemology in South Asian Philosophy of Religion (Columbia University Press, 2005) and Brains, Buddhas, and Believing: The Problem of Intentionality in Classical Buddhist and Cognitive-Scientific Philosophy of Mind (Columbia University Press, 2012).

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