THE COLUMBIA SOCIETY FOR COMPARATIVE PHILOSOPHY
MATTHEW KAPSTEIN (University of Chicago | Ecole pratique des hautes études, Paris)
With responses from:
JAY GARFIELD (Smith College | Harvard Divinity School)
Please join us at *COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY FACULTY HOUSE, GARDEN ROOM 1* on *THURSDAY*, FEBRUARY 2nd at 5:30PM for his lecture entitled:
"Who Wrote the Trisvabhāvanirdeśa? Reflections on an Enigmatic Text and Its Place in the History of Buddhist Philosophy"
In recent decades, scholars of Buddhist philosophy have frequently treated the Trisvabhāvanirdeśa, or “Teaching of the Three Natures,” attributed to Vasubandhu, as an authentic and authoritative representation of that celebrated thinker’s mature work within the Yogācāra tradition. However, serious questions may be posed concerning the status and authority of the Trisvabhāvanirdeśa within Yogācāra, its true authorship, and the relation of its contents to trends in early Yogācāra thought. In the talk proposed here, we will review the actual state of our knowledge of the Trisvabhāvanirdeśa, considering, too, the implications this may have for contemporary treatments thereof.
*THURSDAY*, FEBRUARY 2
Garden Room 1, Faculty House, Columbia University
DIRECTIONS TO FACULTY HOUSE: