Philosophy Colloquium

“Buddhist Immunology”

Presented by Rajam Raghunathan, PhD
Assistant Professor of Philosophy at UHM

Friday, April 26, 2013, 2:30 pm
Sakamaki Hall C-308

Can bodily processes on a cellular level tell us something further about anātman or no Self? This paper brings into focus a Buddhist philosophy of biology by putting Indian Buddhist philosophy into conversation with contemporary theorists in immunology.

Both traditions, Buddhism and immunology, must contend with a complex understanding of self—either a false superimposition or a faulty hypothesis. The notion and critique of the self, raised by each tradition will be used to formulate an approach to personal identity.

Everyone is welcome to attend.
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