Professor Jan Westerhoff

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.

Select Publications

  • Review of Graham Priest: The Fifth Corner of Four. An Essay on Buddhist Metaphysics and the Catuṣkoṭi

    WESTERHOFF, J
  • Some remarks on a problem in Madhyamaka philosophy of language

    Westerhoff, J
  • The Golden Age of Indian Buddhist Philosophy

    Westerhoff, J
  • Crushing the Categories

    WESTERHOFF, J
  • Metaphysical vertigo

    WESTERHOFF, J
  • Nāgārjuna and the Philosophy of Language

    Westerhoff, JC
  • Madhyamaka and Modern Western Philosophy: A Report

    Westerhoff, J
  • Buddhism without reincarnation? Examining the prospects of a 'naturalized' Buddhism

    WESTERHOFF, J
  • What it Means to Live in a Virtual World Generated by Our Brain

    Westerhoff, J
  • On the Nihilist Interpretation of Madhyamaka

    Westerhoff, J
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