Oren Hanner

Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi
Education: BA, Hebrew University of Jerusalem; MA, Tel-Aviv University; PhD, University of Hamburg

Research Areas: Buddhist Philosophy (Indian and Tibetan); History of Indian Philosophy; Ethics; Action Theory

Oren Hanner works on Buddhist and Indian philosophy, studying these traditions from a cross-cultural perspective. He is particularly interested in different aspects of Buddhist ethics and action theory and the ways in which they can contribute to contemporary debates in these fields. At present, his research focuses on questions related to justice and collective agency. He is the editor of Buddhism and Scepticism: Historical, Philosophical, and Comparative Perspectives (Projekt Verlag, 2020) and book review editor for the Journal of Buddhist Ethics.

Hanner studied philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (BA, 2004) and Tel-Aviv University (MA, 2010) and holds a PhD in Buddhist studies from the University of Hamburg (2016). Before joining NYUAD, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. 

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