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Dr Gary Donnelly BA (Hons), MA, PhD

University Teacher Philosophy


Personal Statement

My broad research area is Asian philosophy; I have particular interests in the Indian stuff, and thus people like Vasubandhu, Nāgārjuna, and Śaṅkara. More recently I have been reading around Classical Chinese philosophy, mainly Kongzi and Zhuangzi. I am also interested in the intersections of 'Western' and Asian philosophy, particularly as regards philosophy as a lived soteriological practice rather than as a purely intellectual pursuit.

I also do a bit of Sanskrit and Pāli, and I have recently started dabbling with Classical Tibetan. I suppose that I quite like some other stuff, too: mainly my dogs, my obscene collection of guitars, and Guinness.

Prizes or Honours

  • AHRC Scholarship (AHRC, 2014)