Buddhism, Mind, and Cognitive Science

Friday, April 25 - Saturday, April 26

This conference explores the methodological underpinnings of the current encounter between Buddhism and cognitive science.

Body, Self, and Consciousness

Tuesday, April 29 | 7:30 pm

Thomas Metzinger is professor of theoretical philosophy at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz. His research focuses on analytical philosophy of the mind, aspects of neuro- and cognitive sciences, and connections between ethics, philosophy of the mind, and anthropology.


April/May 2014 Edition
Now Available Online

Our latest newsletter features a calendar of upcoming campus events.

On Exhibit Through May 2, 2014


September 3, 2013 - May 2, 2014

Imaginations features abstract paintings by Oakland artist Bill Dallas. 


Townsend Blog

April 02, 2014
A Street in Senegal

Rochelle Terman, political science graduate student and Townsend Center web consultant, reflects on her recent fieldwork in Senegal, her first experience conducting interviews.

March 11, 2014
Title page of forgery of Galileo's Sidereus Nuncius

Jane Raisch, coordinator of the History of the Book working group, reviews and reflects on her group’s recent conference on literary and artistic forgeries.