Dr. phil.

Francesco Sferra

Francesco Sferra

Korrespondierendes Mitglied der philosophisch-historischen Klasse im Ausland seit 2022

  • Università degli studi di Napoli "L'Orientale"





  • Philosophie, Ethik, Religion
  • Buddhismus
  • Hinduismus
  • Indologie
  • Tibetologie

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Ausgewählte Mitgliedschaften:

  • ISMEO - Associazione Internazionale di Studi sul Mediterraneo e l’Oriente, Roma
  • Pali Text Society, Oxford
  • International Association for Buddhist Studies
  • Société Asiatique, Paris
  • Istituto Italiano per l’Africa e l’Oriente (ex IsMEO), Rome
  • Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, Pune (India)
  • Associazione Italiana Studi Sanscriti, Turin

Ausgewählte Publikationen:

  • (2020) “Pudgalo ’vacya?. Apropos of a Recently Rediscovered Sanskrit Manuscript of theSa?mitiyas. Critical Edition of the First Chapter of the Abhidharmasamuccayakarika by Sa?ghatrata”. In: Vincent Tournier, Vincent Eltschinger, and Marta Sernesi (eds.) Archaeologies of the Written: Indian, Tibetan, and Buddhist Studies in Honour of Cristina Scherrer-Schaub. Series Minor 89, Dipartimento Asia, Africa e Mediterraneo, Napoli, pp. 647-710: Università degli Studi di Napoli, “L’Orientale” [ISBN: 978-88-6719-174-1].
  • (2017) “A Fragment of the Vajram?tamahatantra: A Critical Edition of the Leaves Contained inCambridge UL Or.158.1”. In: Vincenzo Vergiani, Daniele Cuneo and Camillo Alessio Formigatti(eds) Indic Manuscript Cultures through the Ages. Material, Textual, and Historical Investigations(Studies in Manuscript Cultures 13), Walter de Gruyter & Co, Berlin, pp. 409-448 [ISBN 978-3-11-054309-4].
  • (2014) (in collaboration with Harunaga Isaacson) The Sekanirdesa of Maitreyanatha (Advayavajra) with the Sekanirdesapañjika of Ramapala. Critical Edition of the Sanskrit and Tibetan Texts with English Translation and Reproductions of the MSS. With Contributions by Klaus-Dieter Mathes and Marco Passavanti, Manuscripta Buddhica Series 2. UNO and Asien-Afrika-Institut, Serie Orientale Roma 107, Napoli, 589 pp. [ISBN 978-88-6719-068-3].
  • (2006) The Paramarthasa?graha by Naropa (Sekoddesa?ika), Critical Edition of the Sanskrit Textby Francesco Sferra and Critical Edition of the Tibetan Translation by Stefania Merzagora, SerieOrientale Roma 99, IsIAO, Roma, 460 pp. [Sferra is responsible for pp. 13-21, 29-35, 59-207] [ISBN 88-85320-37-6].
  • (2000) The ?a?a?gayoga by Anupamarak?ita with Ravisrijñana’s Gu?abhara?inama?a?a?gayoga?ippa?i. Text and Annotated Translation, Serie OrientaleRoma 85, IsIAO, Roma, 342 pp. [ISBN 9788863230987].