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Christian CoseruChristian Coseru is Associate Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy at the College of Charleston. He holds a B.A. and M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Bucharest and a Ph.D. from the Australian National University. His primary areas of research are in Indian and Buddhist philosophy, philosophy of perception, and the intersections between phenomenology and analytic philosophy of mind. He is especially interested in the nature of consciousness and in issues in embodied cognition. He is the author of Perceiving Reality: Consciousness, Intentionality, and Cognition in Buddhist Philosophy (OUP, 2012), and has published articles on the epistemic role of perception and intentionality, and on epistemic naturalism. He is currently working on a book to be entitled The Reflexive Gaze: Phenomenology and Buddhist Philosophy of Mind.

Email: coseruc AT cofc DOT edu

Jay GarfieldJay Garfield is Doris Silbert Professor in the Humanities, Professor of Philosophy, and director of both the Logic Program and of the Five College Tibetan Studies in India Program at Smith College, Professor in the Graduate Faculty of Philosophy, University of Massachusetts, Professor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne, and Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, Central University of Tibetan Studies. He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh. A specialist in the philosophy of mind, foundations of cognitive science, logic, philosophy of language, Buddhist philosophy, cross-cultural hermeneutics, theoretical and applied ethics, and epistemology, Garfield has written or edited, alone and with colleagues, more than 15 books, including Belief in Psychology: A Study in the Ontology of Mind (MIT, 1988); Cognitive Science: An Introduction (MIT, 1990); Fundamental Wisdom of the Middle Way: Nāgārjuna's Mūlamadhyamakakārikā (OUP, 2002); Empty Words: Buddhist Philosophy and Cross-Cultural Interpretation (OUP, 2006); Buddhist Philosophy: Essential Readings (OUP, 2009); Pointing at the Moon: Buddhism, Logic, Analysis (OUP, 2009), Moonshadows: Conventional Truth in Buddhist Philosophy (OUP, 2010); and The Oxford Handbook of World Philosophy (OUP, 2010). He is currently working on a book to be entitled Why Buddhism Matters to Philosophy.

Email: jay DOT garfield AT gmail DOT com

Evan ThompsonEvan Thompson is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto. He received his B.A. from Amherst College in Asian Studies, and his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Toronto. He is the author of Mind in Life: Biology, Phenomenology, and the Sciences of Mind (MIT 2007), and the co-editor (with P. Zelazo and M. Moscovitch) of The Cambridge Handbook of Consciousness (CUP, 2007) He is also the co-author with F.J. Varela and E. Rosch of The Embodied Mind: Cognitive Science and Human Experience (MIT, 1991) and the author of Color Vision: A Study in Cognitive Science and the Philosophy of Perception (Routledge, 1995). He is currently working on a new book, titled Waking, Dreaming, Being: New Light on the Self and Consciousness from Neuroscience and Meditation, to be published by Columbia University Press in 2012.

Email: evan DOT thompson AT utoronto DOT ca