James Duerlinger

James Duerlinger
Professor
Education: 
PhD, University of Wisconsin, 1966
Office: 
266 English-Philosophy Building
Phone: 
319-335-0025
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Research Interests: 

Greek philosophy, philosophy of religion, Buddhist philosophy

Dr. Duerlinger is the author of Indian Buddhist Theories of Persons: Vasubandhu's "Refutation of the Theory of a Self" (2003), Plato's Sophist: A Translation with a Detailed Account of its Theses and Arguments (2005), and Candrakirti on the Selflessness of Persons (forthcoming). He has published articles on topics in ancient Greek philosophy, philosophy of religion, and Buddhist  philosophy, which are also his current teaching and research interests.

Honors & Awards: 
  • Ford Fellowship, University of Wisconsin, 1964
  • University Fellowship, University of Wisconsin, 1965
  • Summer Faculty Grant, University of Wisconsin, 1967
  • Summer Faculty Grant, University of Wisconsin, 1968
  • Summer Faculty Grant, University of Wisconsin, 1970
  • Grant from Council for Philosophical Studies, 1970
  • Developmental Assignment Grant, University of Iowa, 1976
  • Developmental Assignment Grant, University of Iowa, 1981
  • Developmental Assignment Grant, University of Iowa, 1986
  • Old Gold Summer Fellowship, University of Iowa, 1988
  • Senior Scholar Fulbright Fellowship for Research in India, 1992
  • Developmental Assignment Grant, University of Iowa, 1992
  • Developmental Assignment Grant, University of Iowa, 1999
  • SPAH Grant, University of Iowa, 1999
  • Summer Fellowship, University of Iowa, 2003
  • Developmental Assignment Grant, University of Iowa, 2004
  • American Institute of Indian Studies senior fellowship, 2006
  • AHI Summer Fellowship, 2006
  • Senior Scholar Fulbright Fellowship for Research in India, 2009
Selected Publications: 

Books

  • Indian Buddhist Theories of Persons: Vasubandhu's "Refutation of the Theory of a Self," in the series, A Critical Studies in Buddhism, from RoutledgeCurzon Press, 2003. (Paperback edition, 2006) 
  • Plato’s Sophist: a Translation with a Detailed Account of its Theses and Arguments , in the series, “New Perspectives in Philosophical Scholarship: Texts and Issues,” Peter Lang Publishing, 2005.
  • Editor, Ultimate Reality and Spiritual Discipline, in the series, "God"
  • Paragon House Publishers, inc., paper and hardback, 1984
  • Candrakirti on the Selflessness of Persons, Columbia University Press, forthcoming

Articles

  • "Aristotle's Conception of the Syllogism," Mind, 77, 1968, 480-499
  • "Drawing Conclusions from Aristotelian Syllogisms," Monist, 52, 1968, 229-236
  • "Syllogismos and Syllogidsesthai in Aristotle's Organon," The American Journal of Philology, 90, 1969, 320-328
  • "Predication and Inherence in Aristotle's Categories," Phronēsis, 15, 1970, 179-202
  • "The Verbal Dispute in Hume's Dialogues," Archiv Für Geschichte Der Philosophie, 53, 1971, 22-34
  • "Vasubandhu on the Vātsiputriyas' Analogy to Fire and Fuel," Philosophy East and West, 32, 1982, 151-158
  • "Unspoken Connections in the Design Argument, "Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 42, 1982, 519-529
  • "Religion, its Disciplines, and their Relation to Ultimate Reality," in Ultimate Reality and Spiritual Discipline, 1984, 43-53
  • "Candrakirti's Denial of Self," in Philosophy East and West, 34, 1984, 261-272
  • "Ethics and the Divine Life in Plato's Philosophy," The Journal of Religious Ethics, 13, 1985, 312-331
  • "The Ontology of Plato's Sophist: the Problems of Falsehood, Non-Being, and Being," The Modern Schoolman, LXV, March, 1988, 151-169
  • "The Ontology of Plato's Sophist: the Solutions to the Problems of Falsehood, Non-Being, and Being," The Modern Schoolman, LXV, March, 1988, 170-184
  • "Vasubandhu's `Refutation of the Theory of Selfhood,'" Journal of Indian Philosophy, 17, 1989, 129-135
  • "A Translation of Vasubandhu's `Refutation of the Theory of Selfhood: A Resolution of Questions about Persons," Journal of Indian Philosophy, 17, 1989, 137-187
  • "Religious Diversity and the Possibility of a Single Transcendent Reality," Dialogue and Alliance, 5, 1991, 18-30
  • "Reductionist and Nonreductionist Theories of Persons in Indian Buddhist Philosophy," Journal of Indian Philosophy, 21, 1993, 79-101 (reprinted in Essays in Indian Philosophy, ed. by Roy Perrett, Duckworth, 2000)
  • "Vasubandhu's Theory of Persons and the Basic Problem of Self," in Indian Journal of Buddhist Studies, 5, 1993, 22-42
  • "Vasubandhu's Philosophical Critique of the Vātsiputriyas' Theory of Persons (I)," in Journal of Indian Philosophy, 25, 1997, 307-335
  • "Vasubandhu's Philosophical Critique of the Vātsiputriyas' Theory of Persons (II)," in Journal of Indian Philosophy, 26, 1998, 573-605
  • "Vasubandhu's Philosophical Critique of the Vātsiputriyas' Theory of Persons (III)," in Journal of Indian Philosophy, 28, 2000, 1-46
  • “Vasubandhu,” in Macmillan Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2005.
  • "Indian Buddhist Theories of Persons," in Handbook of Indian Psychology, Cambridge University Press, 2008
  • "Candrakirti on the Theories of Persons of the Sammitiyas and Aryasammitiyas," Philosopohy East and West, 58, 2008
  • "Vasubandhu on the theories of persons of the Pudgalavadins," translation with introduction, in Reading Buddhist Philosophy, published by Oxford University Press, 2009
  • "Self-interest and Morality in Buddhist Ethics," in Buddhism and Culture, forthcoming
  • "The Pudgalavadin's Theory of Persons," The International Journal of Indian Studies, June 2010
  • "Candrakirti's Theory of Persons," The International Journal of Indian Studies, forthcoming
Professional History: 
  • Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin, 1966-1970
  • Visiting Professor, Fresno State College, 1970-1971
  • Associate Professor, University of Iowa, 1971-1988
  • Professor, University of Iowa, 1988-Present