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Antoine Panaioti

Antoine Panaioti

Associate Professor
EducationB.A. First Honours (McGill University, 2006); M.Phil (University of Cambridge, 2007); Ph.D (University of Cambridge, 2011).
Phone416-979-5000 ext. 55-6568
Areas of ExpertiseClassical Indian Philosophy; Nietzsche; Selfhood; Cross-Cultural Philosophy & Science; Philosophy of Cognitive Science; Metaphilosophy

Selected Publications & Presentations


Nietzsche and Buddhist Philosophy, Cambridge University Press (2013) (Portugese Translation with Cultrix Press, 2017) 


« Nietzsche comme Bouddha de l’Europe, ou De l’affinité des “contraires” », Journal of the History of Philosophy 60(3) (forthcoming)
“Skill-in-means, Fusion Philosophy, and the Requirements of Cosmopolitanism,” Journal of World Philosophies 7(1) (forthcoming)
"Proust and Nietzsche on Self-fashioning: Towards a Post-Metaphysical Reading of Proust," in A. Elsner and T. Stern (eds), The Proustian Mind. London: Routledge (forthcoming)
“Towards a Mādhyamika Error Theory,” in A. Gornall (ed.), Essays in Honour of Eivind Kahrs. Halle: Halle University Press (forthcoming)
“On Transformative Insight as the Quieting of Views in Indian Buddhist Philosophy: Nāgārjuna as Master of Irony,” in A. Bruno and J. Vlatsis (eds), Transformation and the History of Philosophy. London: Routledge (forthcoming)
« Sans égo point de vérité : Ontologie du soi, axiologie épistémique et “immoralisme” chez Nietzsche et Nāgārjuna », dans G. Davis and S. Hinzelin (eds), La philosophie du sujet dans deux traditions philosophiques : Ontologie occidentales et bouddhiques à la lumière des enjeux éthiques. Paris : Éditions Hermann (forthcoming)
“Illusion or Delusion: A Re-examination of Buddhist Philosophy of Personal Identity,” Zygon: Journal of Religion & Science 56(4), pp. 846–873 (2021).
“Three Buddhist Distinctions of Great Consequence for Cross-Cultural Philosophy of Personal Identity,” Comparative Philosophy 12(2), pp. 103–124 (2021)
“Schopenhauer as Semotic for Nietzsche in Schopenhauer als Erzieher,” in M. Béland, C. Denat, C. Piazzesi, and P. Wotling (eds), Nietzsche on Making Sense of Nietzsche / Comprendre Nietzsche selon Nietzsche. Reims : Éditions et Presses Universitaires de Reims, pp. 191–216 (2021) 
« La “grosse Politik” dans les écrits de 1888 : un programme platonicien?» in C. Denat & P. Wotling (eds), Nietzsche : les écrits de 1888. Paris: Éditions et Presse Universitaire de l’Université de Reims, pp. 126-148 (2020)

"Nietzsche as Metaphilosopher" in Paul Loeb & Matthew Meyer (eds.), Nietzsche's Metaphilosophy: The Nature, Methods, and Aim of Philosophy. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, pp. 42-63 (2019).
"Comparative Religion in The Antichrist: Pastiche, Subversion, Cultural Intervention" in D. Conway (ed.), Critical Guide to the Antichrist. London: Bloomsbury Academic, pp. 44-66 (2019).
“Mindfulness and Personal Identity in the Western Cultural Context: A Plea for Greater Cosmopolitanism,” Journal of Transcultural Psychiatry 52(1), pp. 501–523 (2015)
«Nietzsche contra Bouddha: du nihilisme à la grande santé» in M. Béland (ed.), Lectures nietzschéennes. Sources et réceptions de Nietzsche. Montréal: Presses Universitaires de l’Université de Montréal, pp. 65–92 (2015)
“Are Freedom from Suffering and Boundless Compassion Contradictory Ideals? A Critical Examination of Buddhist Moral Psychology,” ARC: McGill Journal of Religious Studies 42, pp. 1–25 (2014)
“Anātmatā, Moral Psychology, and Soteriology in Indian Buddhism” in N. Mirning, P.-D. Szanto, and M. Williams (eds.), Puṣpikā: Tracing Ancient India through Text and Traditions. Contributions to Current Research in Indology. Volume I. Oxford: Oxbow Books Press, pp. 365–379 (2013)

Book Reviews

Nietzsche’s Search for Philosophy: On the Middle Writings, by Keith Ansell-Pearson, Journal for the History of Philosophy 59(3), pp. 522–524 (2021).
What A Philosopher Is
, by Laurence Lampert (Chicago UP, 2017), Mind (514), pp. 621-631 (2019).
Contesting Nietzsche, by Christa Davis Acampora, Mind 123 (493), pp. 295–301 (2015).
Kulturkritik et philosophie thérapeutique chez le jeune Nietzsche, de Martine Béland, Philosophiques 40(1), pp. 248–252 (2014).
The Bodhisattva’s Brain: Buddhism Naturalized, by Owen Flanagan, Mind 121(482), pp. 485–490 (2012).

Recent Presentations

"Appiah and Buddhism on Identity as Delusion," PHL2019S - Self and Identity Seminar (by invitation from Prof. Jonardo Ganeri), Toronto, ON, Canada (February 28, 2022)
« Discours, vérité et ironie chez Nāgārjuna », Séminaire Langage et pensée (by invitation from Prof. Patrick Wotling), Reims, France (December 8, 2021)
"Proust and Nietzsche on Self-fashioning," Proust Centenary Guest Lecture, Saint Gallen, Switzerland (December 6, 2022)
“Towards a mādhyamika error theory of causality,” Leiden University Centre for Intercultural Philosophy Lecture Series, Leiden, Holland (May 12, 2021)
« Nietzsche comme bouddha européen, ou De l’affinité des "contraires" », Colloque du Groupe international de recherches sur Nietzsche, Louvain, Belgique (Decembre 5, 2019)
“Schopenhauer as semiotic for Nietzsche in Schopenhauer als Erzieher”, Colloque du Groupe international de recherches sur Nietzsche, Montréal, QC, Canada (29 October,  2019)« Nietzsche était-il vraiment un platonicien politique? », Congrès annuel du Groupe international de recherches sur Nietzsche, Nice, France (June 25, 2018).
"Nietzsche on the philosopher as legislator: Contesting Plato," Nietzsche and Politics Workshop, Toronto, ON, Canadan (May 4, 2018)
"Three Buddhist distinctions of some consequence for the philosophy of personal identity," Brock University Philosophy Department Research in Progress Colloquium Series, Saint-Catherines, ON (April 6, 2018).
"Philosophy and Tragedy: Nietzsche's Birth of Tragedy and the Foundations of His Metaphilosophy," Keynote Address at Guelph University Graduate Philosophy Association Conference, Guelph, ON, Canada (March 23, 2018)
"The Substance-Self: Illusion, Delusion, or Philosophers' Invention?", Faculty Keynote Address at the Ryerson Graduate Union Philosophy Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada (March 26, 2018)
"Buddhism and Cognitive Neuroscience: Are we Really Talking about the Same Subject?", Contemplative Science Lecture Series, McGill University, January 23, 2018.
“Comparative Religion in Nietzsche's Antichrist: Pastiche, Subversion, Confession,” Canadian Society for Continental Philosophy Annual Conference, Ryerson University, Toronto, ON, Canada (Sept. 30 2017).
"La philosophie comme législation : au coeur de la métaphilosophie de Nietzsche," L'atelier Nietzsche au Centre canadien d'études allemandes et européennes, Université de Montréal, Montreal, QC, Canada (Sept. 18 2017).