Mind, Attention, & World: Themes in Indian & Buddhist Philosophical Theory, NYU, Apr. 25-26, 2019


April 25-26, 2019 

19 Washington Square North

New York, NY 10011 

Location: Events Space (2nd  Floor)                                      

Convenor: Jonardon Ganeri, NYU (646) 316-7297


April 25, 2019|DAY 1

8:45 am – 9:00 am

Coffee & Welcome  (Jonardon Ganeri NYU)

9:00 am – 10:45 am

Panel 1. Attending to Oneself

Chair: Nic Bommarito (Buffalo)

9:00 am – 9:50 am

Sharon Street (NYU, via video conferencing)

“On Recognizing Oneself in Others: A Meditation-Based Response to Mackie’s Argument from Queerness”

9:55 am – 10:45 am

Muhammad Faruque (Fordham)

Attending to Oneself: Muammad Iqbāl and his Indian Contemporaries

10:45 am – 11:00 am

Morning Break

11:00 am – 12:45 pm

Panel 2. Attention and Affect

Chair: Joerg Tuske (Salisbury)

11:00 am – 11:50am

Evan Thompson (British Columbia)

“Affect Biased Attention and Concept Formation”

11:55 am – 12:45 pm

Sonam Kachru (Virginia)

“Attention and Affect: A view from Indian Buddhist Philosophy”

12:45 pm – 2:00 pm

Lunch Break

2:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Panel 3. Decision and Exclusion

Chair: Emily McRae (New Mexico)

2:00 pm – 2:50 pm

Arindam Chakrabarti (Stonybrook)

“Deciding to Attend and the Problem of Disjunctive Attention”

2:55 pm – 3:45 pm

 Catherine Prueitt (George Mason)

“At the Limits of Pain: Attention, Exclusion, and Self-Knowledge in Pratyabhijñā Śaivism.”

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm

Afternoon Break

4:00 pm – 5:45 pm

Panel 4. The Ethics of Attention

Chair: Eyal Aviv (George Washington)

4:00 pm – 4:50 pm

Curie Virag (Edinburgh)

“Attention as Cognitive Resonance”

4:55 pm – 5:45 pm

Shalini Sinha (Reading)

“The Ethics of Attention in Śāntideva and Simone Weil”

April 26, 2019|DAY 2

10:15 am – 10:30 am

Coffee

10:30 am – 12:15 pm

Panel 5. Self-Awareness and Attention

Chair: Payal Doctor (LaGuardia)

10:30 am – 11:20 am

Amit Chaturvedi (Hong Kong)

“Phenomenal Priority and Reflexive Self-Awareness: Watzl meets Yogācāra”

11:25 am – 12:15 pm

Nilanjan Das  (University College London)

“Śrīhara on Self-knowledge and the Inner Sense”

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch Break

1:30 pm – 3:15 pm

Panel 6. Mindfulness and Justification

Chair: Bryce Huebner (Georgetown)

1:30 pm – 2:20 pm

Georges Dreyfus (Williams)

“But What is Mindfulness? A Phenomenological Approach”

2:25 pm – 3:15 pm

Anand Vaidya (San Jose)

“Attention and Justification”

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm

Afternoon Break

3:30 pm – 5:15 pm

Panel 7. The Wandering Self

Chair: Adriana Renero (NYU)

3:30 pm – 4:20 pm

Carolyn Jennings (UC Merced)

“From Attention to Self”

4:25 pm – 5:15 pm

Zac Irving (Virginia)

“Harnessing the Wandering Mind”

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