GCAS College Dublin

Mario D’Amato

Mario D’Amato, Ph.D.

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About Mario

Mario D’Amato completed his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago (2000), where he studied the philosophy of religion, with a special emphasis on Buddhist philosophy. His primary research has been focused on the translation and interpretation of Sanskrit Buddhist doctrinal texts from the Yogācāra school, a school notable for having developed a Buddhist conception of the “unconscious.” D’Amato published a study and annotated translation of the fourth century CE Buddhist treatise, Distinguishing the Middle from the Extremes (Columbia, 2012), the co-edited volume Pointing at the Moon: Buddhism, Logic, Analytic Philosophy (Oxford, 2009), as well as a number of articles on Buddhist thought in various journals and edited volumes. D’Amato’s continuing research aims to engage Buddhist thought in relation to Hegel, semiotics, and especially psychoanalysis.