2018 Toshihide Numata Book Award Presentation and Symposium ‘Meaning in the World and in Texts’: Thoughts on Buddhist Philosophy of Language

2018 Toshihide Numata Book Award Symposium

November 9, 2018

The Toshihide Numata Book Award in Buddhism is awarded on an annual basis to an outstanding book or books in the area of Buddhist studies. The selection is made by an external committee that is appointed annually. This year's winner is Professor Roy Tzohar (Tel Aviv University) for his book A Yogācāra Buddhist Theory of Metaphor (Oxford University Press).

3:10 pm: Introduction and Award Presentation 
3:30 pm: Keynote by Award Winner Roy Tzohar 
4:30-4:45: Coffee Break 
4:45 pm: Symposium

  • Our Talk of the Merely Intentional: 
    On Tzohar’s Analysis of Buddhist Upacāra
    Jonardon Ganeri, New York University
  • How to Bring Words to Life: 
    Apoha as the Transition between Nonconceptual and Conceptual Language in Pratyabhijñā Śaivism 
    Catherine Prueitt, George Mason University
  • Metaphors and Realities 
    Evan Thompson, University of British Columbia

6:00 pm: Discussion

Event Contact: buddhiststudies@berkeley.edu, 510.643.5104

Jodo Shinshu Center, Friday, November 9, 2018, 3 - 8 pm
2140 Durant Avenue, Berkeley