Arnold, D.

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Daniel A. Arnold
English Phonetics Daniel A. Arnold
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Primary Affiliation (Workplace)
University of Chicago Divinity School

Education

PhD, University of Chicago; MA, Iliff School of Theology; MA, Columbia University

Biographical information

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 first book – Buddhists, Brahmins, and Belief: Epistemology in South Asian Philosophy of Religion (Columbia University Press, 2005) – won an American Academy of Religion Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion. His second book – Brains, Buddhas, and Believing: The Problem of Intentionality in Classical Buddhist and Cognitive-Scientific Philosophy of Mind (Columbia University Press, 2012) – centers on the contemporary philosophical category of intentionality, taken as useful in thinking through central issues in classical Buddhist epistemology and philosophy of mind. This book received the Toshihide Numata Book Prize in Buddhism, awarded by the Center for Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He is presently working on an anthology of Madhyamaka texts in translation, to appear in the series "Historical Sourcebooks in Classical Indian Thought." His essays have appeared in such journals as Philosophy East and West, the Journal of Indian Philosophy, Asian Philosophy, the Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, and Revue Internationale de Philosophie. (Source Accessed Jul 13, 2020)

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Full Name[edit]

Dan Arnold

Affiliation[edit]

Assistant Professor of the Philosophy of Religions in the Divinity School at University of Chicago

Education[edit]

M.A. (Columbia University)
M.A. (Iliff School of Theology)
Ph.D. (University of Chicago)

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Contact information:
Swift Hall 401 A
1025 E. 58th St.
Chicago, IL 60637

Tel: (773) 702-8276
Fax: (773) 702-8223
Email: daarnold@uchicago.edu

Dr. Arnold's personal homepage

Dan Arnold is a scholar of Indian Buddhist philosophy, which he engages in a constructive and comparative way. His particular interests are in Indian Buddhist Madhyamaka , and in the appreciation of Indian Buddhist philosophy as an integral part of the broader tradition of Indian philosophy. In this regard, he has been especially interested in issues disputed between Buddhist schools and the orthodox Brahmanical school of Pûrva Mimamsa. His first book — Buddhists, Brahmins, and Belief: Epistemology in South Asian Philosophy of Religion (Columbia University Press, 2005)— won the American Academy of Religion's Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion. His essays have appeared in Philosophy East and West, Journal of Indian Philosophy, and Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, among other places. He is currently studying issues involving the intersection of Buddhist philosophy of mind, epistemology, and the category of intentionality. Source

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