Daniel A. Arnold


1965 –


Who is Daniel A. Arnold?

Daniel A. Arnold is an American scholar and philosopher. He is Associate Professor of the Philosophy of Religions at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago.

His work focuses on Indian Buddhist philosophy, which he engages in a constructive and comparative way. His particular interests are in Indian Buddhist Madhyamaka, and in the appreciation of Indian Buddhist philosophy as an integral part of the broader tradition of Indian philosophy. In this regard, he has been especially interested in issues disputed between Buddhist schools and the orthodox Brahmanical school of Pūrva Mīmāṃsā.

His first book, Buddhists, Brahmins, and Belief: Epistemology in South Asian Philosophy of Religion, won the American Academy of Religion's Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion in the Constructive-Reflective Studies category for 2006. His second book, Brains, Buddhas, and Believing: The Problem of Intentionality in Classical Buddhist and Cognitive-Scientific Philosophy of Mind won the Toshihide Numata Book Prize in Buddhism.

He has been an editor for the academic listserv H-Buddhism, and serves on the editorial boards of, and acts in a consulting capacity for a number of academic journals and presses.

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Also known as
  • Daniel Arnold
  • United States of America
  • Columbia University
  • University of Chicago
  • Iliff School of Theology
  • Carleton College
Lived in
  • Chicago

on July 23, 2013


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