Dr. Toshikazu Watanabe

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Graduated in Indian Philosophy at Hiroshima University in 2004. Sept. 2004-2005 Research Fellow of EKŌ-Haus der Japanischen Kultur e.V., Düsseldorf. Did research on Dignāga's Pramāṇasamuccaya.

Toshikazu Watanabe has been working at the institute since October 2008. His research contributes to the reconstruction of the epistemological school of Buddhism in India and Tibet, in particular to the study of Dharmottara's Pramāṇaviniścayaṭīkā.

Recent Publications

  • 2016 “On the Problem of Negative Existential Propositions: Dignāga, Uddyotakara, and Dharmakīrti.” Journal of Indian and Buddhist Studies 64-3, pp. 1263-1269.
  • 2014 “On the Sāṅkhya Proof for the Existence of Pradhāna Criticized by Bhāviveka.” Journal of Indian and Buddhist Studies 62-3, pp. 1280-1286.
  • 2013 “Dignāga on Āvīta and Prasaṅga.” Journal of Indian and Buddhist Studies 61-3, pp. 1229-1235.
  • 2012 “Bhartṛhari, Dignāga and the Epimenides Paradox.” In: M.N. Mitra et al. eds. Studies in Logic: A Dialogue between the East and the West: Homage to Bimal Krishna Matilal. Vikram Jain for Sanctum Books, New Delhi, 2012, pp. 115-141.
  • 2011 “Dharmakīrti's interpretation of Pramāṇasamuccaya III 12.” In: H. Krasser et al. eds. Religion and Logic in Buddhist Philosophical Analysis. Proceedings of the Fourth International Dharmakīrti Conference, Vienna, August 23-27, 2005. Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien, 2011, pp. 459-467.
  • 2011 “Dharmakīrti's criticism of anityatva in the Sāṅkhya theory.” Journal of Indian Philosophy 39 4-5, pp. 553-569.

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