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*''Twelve Examples of Illusion.'' (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010)
 
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*''Nagarjuna's [[Madhyamaka]]'' (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009)
 
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*''Ontological Categories. Their Nature and Significance'' (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005)
 
*''Ontological Categories. Their Nature and Significance'' (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005)

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Jan Westerhoff is currently Professor of Buddhist Philosophy in the Faculty of Theology and Religion of the University of Oxford.[1]

Originally trained as a philosopher and orientialist, Jan Westerhoff's research focuses on philosophical aspects of the religious traditions of ancient India. Much of his work concentrates on Buddhist thought (especially Madhyamaka) as preserved in Sanskrit and Tibetan sources, he also has a lively interest in Classical Indian philosophy (particularly Nyāya). His research on Buddhist philosophy covers both theoretical (metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of language) and normative aspects (ethics); he is also interested in the investigation of Buddhist meditative practice from the perspective of cognitive science and the philosophy of mind.[2]

Education

Westerhoff was educated at the Annette-von-Droste-Hülshoff Gymnasium in Düsseldorf, Germany.[3] He studied philosophy at Trinity College, Cambridge, earning a BA degree in 1999,[3][4] and an MPhil (Master of Philosophy) degree in 2000.[3][5]

He undertook postgraduate research at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Cambridge; his doctoral supervisor was Michael Potter.[3] He completed his PhD degree in 2003, with a doctoral thesis titled "An inquiry into the notion of an ontological category".[6] He undertook research for a second doctorate, this time in Oriental studies, at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (SOAS).[4] He completed his second PhD in 2007 with a doctoral thesis titled "Nagarjuna's madhyamaka: A philosophical investigation".[7]

Academic career

He was previously a Research Fellow in Philosophy at the City University of New York, a Seminar Associate at Columbia University, a Junior Research Fellow at Linacre College and a Junior Lecturer in the Philosophy of Mathematics at the University of Oxford. At present he is Professor of Buddhist Philosophy in the Faculty of Theology and Religion of the University of Oxford.

Publications

Books

Co-authored:

  • Moonshadows. Conventional Truth in Buddhist Philosophy, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010, ISBN 0199751439)

Other publications

Talks (selected)

References

  1. "Professor Jan Westerhoff". Faculty of Theology and Religion. University of Oxford. Retrieved 22 November 2017. 
  2. https://www.theology.ox.ac.uk/people/professor-jan-westerhoff
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "CV - J. Westerhoff". Jan Westerhoff. Retrieved 22 November 2017. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Prof Jan Westerhoff". Lady Margaret Hall. University of Oxford. Retrieved 22 November 2017. 
  5. "Dr Jan Christoph Westerhoff". SOAS University of London. Retrieved 22 November 2017. 
  6. Westerhoff, Jan Christoph (2003). "An inquiry into the notion of an ontological category". E-Thesis Online Service. The British Library Board. Retrieved 22 November 2017. 
  7. Westerhoff, Jan Christoph (2003). "Nagarjuna's madhyamaka: A philosophical investigation". E-Thesis Online Service. The British Library Board. Retrieved 22 November 2017. 


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