Recent and Forthcoming Talks.

Recent and Forthcoming Talks


  • “Through the Looking Glass: Phenomenal Content Without Concepts”, Kyoto University, CAPE, May 16.

  • “Taking Appearances Seriously: Phenomenology and Yogācāra Theory of Consciousness,” Selfhood, Otherness, and Cultivation–Phenomenology and Chinese Philosophy, Research Center for Chinese Cultural Subjectivity, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan, March 18–20.

  • “Virtues of Self-Knowledge,” NYU Abu Dhabi, March 10–14.

  • “Moments of Consciousness,” NYU Abu Dhabi, March 10–14.

  • “Reflexive Presence: A Predictive Coding Model,” Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, March 7-9.

  • “Action in Intention,” Eastern APA, New York, January 10.


  • “Borderline States of Consciousness and the Problem of Subjectivity,” Selfless Minds Workshop, Johannes Gutenberg-Universitaet, October 6.

  • “The Virtue of Choice: Agency, Causation, and the Moral Domain,” Uehiro Center for Practical Ethics, Oxford, September 27.

  • "Privileged Self-Knowledge," NEH Summer Institute, "Self-Knowledge in Eastern and Western Philosophies," College of Charleston (May 28).

  • "Précis of Self-Knowledge: Sense, Self-Awareness, and Subjectivity," NEH Summer Institute, "Self-Knowledge in Eastern and Western Philosophies," College of Charleston (May 21).

  • "Consciousness and Nonconceptual Content," Pacific APA, San Diego (March 28).

  • Conceptuality and Nonconceptuality in Buddhist Philosophy, University of California, Berkeley, March 23-25.

  • Modern Stoicism and the Resurgence of Applied Virtue Ethics, Response to Massimo Pigliucci, Eastern APA, Savannah (January 4-6).


  • Buddhist Philosophy Group, American Academy of Religion, Boston (November 2017)

  • University of Bucharest (June 2)

  • Kyoto University, Department of Philosophy (May 17)

  • Seoul National University, Department of Philosophy (May 8-11)

  • Union College, Department of Philosophy (16 February 2017)

  • Pacific APA, Seattle (12 April 2017)

  • Seoul National University (May 2017)


  • "Consciousness, Naturalism, and Human Flourising" Central APA, Chicago (March 3, 2016).

  • "Whose Consciousness, Which Cognition: Svasaṃvedana and the Problem of Self-knowledge," Buddhist Philosophy of Consciousness Conference, National Chengchi University, Taipei (March 11, 2016).

  • "Reflexive Sensibility," College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Taipei Medical University, Taipei (March 10, 2016).

  • "Personal Identity and Cosmopolitan Philosophy," Pacific APA, San Francisco, Author Meets Critics Session on Jonardon Ganeri's The Self (April).

  • Harvard University, Accountability for Attitudes Workshop (May 1, 2016)

  • Ronald E. Moore Humanities Symposium, Texas Christian University (November 2016)

  • Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (November 2016)


  • Author meets critics panel on Perceiving Reality, Pacific Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Vancouver, April 4, 2015.


  • Invited Commentator, Panel on Self-Awareness, Subjectivity, and No-Self, American Philosophical Association Meeting, Philadelphia, December 28, 2014.

  • “Consciousness and Causal Explanation: Śāntarakṣita Against Physicalism,” The 5th International Dharmakīrti Conference, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, August 28, 2014.

  • "Reflexive Sensibity and the Madhyamika's View From Nowhere," Panel on Buddhist Philosophy of Mind, The 17th Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, Vienna, Austria, August 18 - 23, 2014.

  • "Reflexive Sensibility: The Bedrock of Consciousness," Toward a Science of Consciousness Conference, Tucson, Arizona, April 21, 2014.

  • "Mending the Gap: Buddhist Philosophy of Mind and the Cognitive Science of Consciousness," Buddhism, Mind, and Cognitive Science" University of California, Berkeley, April 26, 2014.

  • "A Buddhist View of Cognitive Phenomenology," Marquette University, Milwaukee, April 10, 2014.

  • "Consciousness and Causal Explanation," Ronald E. Moore Humanities Symposium on "Consciousness," Texas Christian University, March 28, 2014.


  • "A Non-Egological Account of Phenomenal Consciousness," American Philosophical Association, Central Division Meeting, New Orleans, February 2013.

  • "Presence and Temporality: A Buddhist Account of Phenomenal Consciousness," Centre for Philosophy, Jawaharlal Nehru University, January 2013; American Philosophical Association, Central Division Meeting, New Orleans, February 2013.

  • "Consciousness and Intentionality: Preliminary Observations," National Chengchi University, Taipei, March 2013.

  • "Self-Awareness and the First-Person Stance: Charting the Phenomenology of Svasaṃvedana," National Chengchi University, Taipei, March 2013.

  • "Who's Afraid of Naturalism? Non-eliminative Reductionism and the Enlightened Mind," National Chengchi University, Taipei, March, 2013.

  • "Neurobuddhism: Compassion Naturalized," Author Meets Critics Panel, American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division Meeting, San Francisco, March 2013.

  • "The Ineliminable Character of Reflexive Awareness: What is at Stake in Contemporary Debates?", University of Bucharest, May 22; University of Chicago, November 6.

  • Participant-At-Large, "Mind and Attention in Indian and Contemporary Western Philosophy Conference," Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, September 21-22, 2013.

  • "Irreflexive Thoughts, Selfless Persons, and Other Philosophical Curiosities," Invited talk, Jerry Balmuth Lecture Series in Philosophy, Colgate University, December 5, 2013.


  • "Taking the Intentionality of Perception Seriously: Why Phenomenology is Inescapable," NEH Summer Institute, College of Charleston, Charleston, May 25, 2012.

  • "How Thoughts Feel: The Cross-modality of Cognitive Phenomenology," Toward a Science of Consciousness Conference, Tucson, AZ, April 9-14, 2012; NEH Summer Institute, College of Charleston, Charleston, May 29, 2012.

  • "Are Reasons Causally Relevant for Action? Dharmakīrti’s Kāryānumāna Argument and the Embodied Cognition Paradigm," American Philosophical Association, Central Division Meeting, Chicago, February 16, 2012.


  • "Reflexivity Without a Self: How do Buddhists Explain Consciousness?" Colgate University, Department of Philosophy, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, 4:15pm, Hascall 202.

  • "How Embodiment Shapes Consciousness and Cognition," American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division Meeting, Washington, D.C. December 2011.

  • "A Buddhist Phenomenological Account of Intentional Objects: Vasubandhu and Dignāga on artha-pratibhāsa," American Academy of Religion, Yogācāra Studies Consultation, Theme: Analyzing Vasubandhu’s Twenty Verses (Viṃśatikā): Causes, Objects, Appearances, Aspects, San Francisco, November 19, 2011.

  • "Practical Reason and the Spontaneity of Compassion," Contemporary Perspectives on Buddhist Ethics: Freedom and Responsibility, Columbia University, October 6-7, 2011.

  • "Reasons and Causes: A Naturalized Account of Dharmakīrti's Kāryānumāna Argument", XVIth Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies, Dharma Drum Buddhist College, Taiwan, June 2011.


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