Vincent Eltschinger

Vincent Eltschinger

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École Pratique des Hautes Études, Section des sciences religieuses • Austrian Academy of Sciences

Vincent Eltschinger (born 1970) was a research fellow at the Institute for the Cultural and Intellectual History of Asia (Austrian Academy of Sciences) from 2003 to 2015 and currently holds the position of directeur d'études at the École Pratique des Hautes Études, Mondes Iranien et Indien, in Paris. His main research interests are late Indian Buddhist philosophy and scholasticism, which he has been investigating with regard to both its socio-religious background (e.g., apocalyptic expectations, competition for patronage) and its intellectual genealogy (including the works of the poet Aśvaghoṣa). Besides numerous articles, he has authored and co-edited several books, the most recent one being his habilitation thesis Buddhist Epistemology as Apologetics (Vienna, 2014). Dr. Eltschinger has taught in Lausanne (where he completed his PhD thesis in 2003), Zürich, Vienna, Paris, Budapest, Leiden and Leipzig; he was also awarded a research fellowship at Ryūkoku University (Kyōto, 2009).

Last Update: 06.07.16