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Congratulations to Dr Koji Tanaka for receiving an ANU RSSS Infrastructure Grant

Dr Koji Tanaka has received an ANU RSSS Infrastructure Grant to create a library of Buddhist and cross-cultural philosophical materials and translations.

The RSSS Infrastructure Grants Scheme is for funding equipment purchases or making investments in research infrastructure of strategic importance and in the national interest, in order to support staff of the Research School. Grants may be used for:

·         Software, or software licensing;
·         Research or computing equipment;
·         Purchasing data, or access to data; or
·         Research material or archive access.

Dr Tanaka has also recently recieved a $655,000.00 ARC Future Fellowship for his project A Buddhist challenge to Western conceptions of logic.

This project aims to advance and defend a theory about the nature of logic and rationality. The project will draw on Buddhist logic texts and demonstrate their relevance to contemporary Western debates about the nature of logic. It seeks to show that a Buddhist theory of logic can challenge widely-entrenched but unexamined Western conceptions of the nature of logic. The project is expected to advance intellectual engagement between Buddhist and Western philosophers, bring attention to texts and theories not currently available to the Western philosophical world, and demonstrate the importance of a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to global philosophy.

 

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