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Matthew Kapstein CV


 

Directeur d’études émérite, Religions tibétaines                                    

 

ÉCOLE PRATIQUE DES HAUTES ÉTUDES, SORBONNE    

 

Vème Section                                                                          

 

4-14 rue Férrus                                                                                    

 

75014 Paris, France                                                                                           

 

 

 

Numata Visiting Professor of Buddhist Studies

 

THE DIVINITY SCHOOL, THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

 

Swift Hall, 1025 E. 58th St.

 

Chicago IL 60637, USA

 

 

 

 

 

Degrees

 

H.S. Diploma, Elisabeth Irwin H.S., New York City, 1968.

 

A.B. (Sanskrit), University of California, Berkeley, 1981.

 

Ph.D. (Philosophy), Brown University, Providence. 1987. Dissertation Topic: “Self and Personal Identity in Indian Buddhist Scholasticism: A Philosophical Investigation.” Director: Prof. James Van Cleve.

 

 

 

Academic Appointments

 

2018-present, Directeur d’études émérite (Professor emeritus), École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris

 

2002-present, Numata Visiting Professor, The Divinity School, The University of Chicago, and Directeur d’études, Vème Section, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris (retired, Oct. 2018).

 

2002. Promotion to Full Professor, The University of Chicago.

 

1998-2002. Associate Professor, Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the College; and Numata Professor of Buddhist Studies, The Divinity School, The University of Chicago.

 

1996-1998. Visiting Associate Professor, Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, and Numata Professor of Buddhist Studies, The Divinity School, The University of Chicago.

 

1994-1995. Member, School of Historical Study, Institute for Advanced Study.

 

1994-1996. Associate Professor of the Philosophy of Religion, Department of Religion, Columbia University.

 

1989-1994. Assistant Professor of the Philosophy of Religion, Department of Religion, Columbia University.

 

1987-1989. Assistant Professor of Sanskrit, Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, The University of  Chicago.

 

1986-1987. Visiting Assistant Professor of Sanskrit, Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, The University of Chicago.

 


Journal articles5 documents

  • Matthew Kapstein. [Recension] Jean-Marie Verpoorten, La Prakaraṇapañcikā de Śālikanātha, chapitre 6, section 1, Le moyen de connaissance valide et la perception, Traité Mīmāṃsaka d’epistémologie [Textes Philosophiques Sanskrits 1. Publications de l’Institut Orientaliste de Louvain 70].. Indo-Iranian Journal, Brill Academic Publishers, 2019, 62, pp.181 - 189. ⟨10.1163/15728536-06202003⟩. ⟨halshs-02503278⟩
  • Matthew Kapstein. A Record of the Teachings of the Great Perfection in the Twelfth-century Zur Tradition. Revue d'Etudes Tibétaines, CNRS, 2018. ⟨halshs-02503274⟩
  • Matthew Kapstein. [Recension] The Foundation for Yoga Practitioners: The Buddhist Yogācārabhūmi Treatise and Its Adaptation in India, East Asia, and Tibet. Harvard Oriental Series 75.. Indo-Iranian Journal, Brill Academic Publishers, 2017, ⟨10.1163/15728536-06003007⟩. ⟨halshs-02503281⟩
  • Matthew Kapstein. [Recension] The Gathering of Intentions: A History of a Tibetan Tantra. Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Oxford University Press (OUP), 2017. ⟨halshs-02503279⟩
  • Matthew Kapstein. Who Wrote the Trisvabhāvanirdeśa? Reflections on an Enigmatic Text and Its Place in the History of Buddhist Philosophy. Journal of Indian Philosophy, Springer Verlag, 2017. ⟨halshs-02503277⟩

Books1 document

Book sections5 documents

  • Matthew Kapstein. The All-Encompassing Lamp of Awareness: A Forgotten Treasure of the Great Perfection, its Authorship and Historical Significance. Unearthing Himalayan Treasures, eds. Volker Caumanns, Marta Sernesi and Nikolai Solmsdorf., Indica et Tibetica Verlag, 2019. ⟨halshs-02503264⟩
  • Matthew Kapstein. Other People's Philology: Uses of Sanskrit in Tibet and China, 14th -19th Centuries. L’espace du sens.Approches de la philologie indienne/The Space of Meaning.Approaches to Indian Philology., 2018. ⟨hal-02190087⟩
  • Matthew Kapstein. A Collection of Kanjur Folios with Four Illustrated Pages from a Rnying ma Tantra. Tibetan Manuscript and Xylograph Traditions, ed. Orna Almogi, Universität Hamburg, 2016. ⟨halshs-02503255⟩
  • Matthew Kapstein. Stoics and Bodhisattvas: Spiritual Exercise and Faith in Two Philosophical Traditions. Philosophy as a Way of Life, John Wiley & Sons Ltd, pp.99-115, 2013, ⟨10.1002/9781118609187.ch6⟩. ⟨halshs-03144598⟩
  • Matthew Kapstein. “Spiritual Exercise” and Buddhist Epistemologists in India and Tibet. A Companion to Buddhist Philosophy, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, pp.270-289, 2013, ⟨10.1002/9781118324004.ch17⟩. ⟨halshs-03144594⟩