November 2013

2013 Toshihide Numata Book Award

Friday, November 15, 2013. During a ceremony at the Jodo Shinshu Center, the Center for Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, and Bukkyō Dendō Kyōkai (Numata Foundation) presented the 2013 Toshihide Numata Book Award to The University of Chicago Professor Daniel A. Arnold for his 2012 book Brains, Buddhas and Believing: The Problem of Intentionality in Classical Buddhist and Cognitive-Scientific Philosophy of Mind (Columbia University Press).

This event included introductory remarks by Professor Robert Sharf (UC Berkeley), the presentation of the award by Rev. Brian Nagata (Bukkyō Dendō Kyōkai) on behalf of Mr. Toshihide Numata, a keynote address by Daniel A. Arnold and a symposium on "Taking Buddhist Philosophy of Mind Seriously," chaired by Robert Sharf, with presentations by Parimal Patil (Harvard University), John Taber (University of New Mexico), and Evan Thompson (University of British Columbia).

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Welcoming remarks by Brian Nagata Prize presentation by Robert Sharf

Award presentation by Brian Nagata to Daniel Arnold Daniel A. Arnold, keynote

Keynote address by Daniel Arnold Evan Thompson, John Taber, Rarimal Patil, and Daniel A. Arnold.