Georges Dreyfus

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Georges B.J. Dreyfus, born 1950 in Switzerland, is an academic in the fields of Tibetology and Buddhist studies, with a particular interest in Indian Buddhist philosophy.[1] In 1985 he was the first Westerner to receive the Geshe Lharampa degree, the highest available within the Tibetan scholastic tradition.

In 1991, he earned a Ph.D. in History of Religions at the University of Virginia (Ontology, Philosophy of Language, and Epistemology in Buddhist Tradition).

He currently is Jackson Professor of Religion at Williams College, Massachusetts.

Selected bibliography

  • Dreyfus, Georges B.J. (2003) The Sound of Two Hands Clapping: The Education of a Tibetan Buddhist Monk. University of California Press, Berkeley. ISBN 978-0-520-23260-0
  • Dreyfus, Georges B.J (1997) Recognizing Reality: Dharmakīrti's Philosophy and its Tibetan Interpretations. State University of New York Press, Albany. ISBN 0-7914-3098-7
  • Dreyfus, George and Sara McClintock (editors) (2003), The Svātantrika-Prāsaṅgika Distinction, Wisdom.


  1. "The Department of Religion » Dreyfus". Retrieved 2012-07-15. 


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