Tom Tillemans

T. J. F. (Tom) Tillemans (born Haarlem, December 21, 1950) is a Dutch-Canadian Buddhologist, Indologist and Tibetologist. Since 1992, Tillemans has been Professor of Buddhology in the Faculty of Oriental Languages and Civilizations at the University of Lausanne in Switzerland.

Tom Tillemans received his bachelor's degree at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. His masters, in Sanskrit, Chinese and philosophy, he received at the Universities of Lausanne and Geneva and his doctorate in Buddhist Studies in Lausanne.

After his studies he did research at Hiroshima University in Japan and was invited to several universities as a visiting professor. In addition to his professorship in Lausanne as head of the department of Oriental Studies and Associate Dean for the Faculty of Arts Tillemans does research on Indian and Tibetan Buddhist logic and epistemology, Madhyamaka philosophy, indigenous Tibetan literature, and Tibetan grammar and poetry.

During the spring semester 2010, Tillemans is giving a lecture entitled "L'éthique dans la pensée bouddhique" at the University of Lausanne.[citation needed]

12) 1988b. «Some Reflections on R.S.Y. Chi's Buddhist Formal Logic», Journal of the International Association of Buddhist Studies Vol. 11, no. 1, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, 1988, pp. 155–171.

14) 1989b. «Formal and Semantic Aspects of Tibetan Buddhist Debate Logic», Journal of Indian Philosophy 17, 1989, pp. 265–297.

16) 1991a. «Dharmakīrti on Some Sophisms», in E. Steinkellner (ed.), Studies in the Buddhist Epistemological Tradition. Proceedings of the Second International Dharmakīrti Conference Vienna, June 11–16, 1989. Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Philosophisch-Historische Klasse, Beiträge zur Kultur- und Geistesgeschichte Asiens 8. Vienna : Verlag der Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften. pp. 403–418.