Lambert Schmithausen

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Lambert Schmithausen (born 17 November 1939 in Cologne, Germany)[1] is a retired professor of Buddhist Studies, having served in positions at the University of Münster and the University of Hamburg (Germany).

Schmithausen received a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Vienna in 1963.[1] He was an associate professor of Indology at the University of Münster from 1970 to 1973, moving to the University of Hamburg from 1973 until his retirement in 2005.[1] His main fields of research are the Yogacara tradition of Indian Buddhism and Buddhist ethics, particularly the ethics of nature. He was elected a Corresponding Member of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in 1995.[2]




  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "On the Problem of the External World in the Ch'eng wei shih lun", Tokyo: The International Institute for Buddhist Studies 200 (Studia Philologica Buddhica, Occasional Paper Series). p. 67.
  2. "ÖAW Mitglieder Detail". 
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