Faculty and Staff

Marie L Friquegnon

Professor • Department of Philosophy

Born in Manhattan, raised in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Marie CV Curriculum Vitae MARIE-LOUISE FRIQUEGNON 277 Avenue C Apt. 7E New York, New York 10009 (212) 6730907(home); (646) 342-6387 (cell); (973) 720-3031 (office) friquegnonm@wpunj.edu Departments: Philosophy and Asian Studies Rank: Professor (full) Rank Date: As of September 1995 Appointed: September, 1969 Education: BA Barnard College; MA New York University; PhD New York University; Columbia University Post-Doctoral in Tibetan Field: Philosophy of Religion. Concentration: Buddhist Philosophy Secondary Field: Ethics Dissertation: Religious Vision: Truth or Metaphor Dissertation Advisor: Professor Chauncey Downes Academic Experience: 1969-present: William Paterson University of New Jersey. Professor, Departments of Philosophy and Asian Studies 1967-1969: New York University, Adjunct Instructor in Philosophy 1968-1969: Long Island University, Adjunct Instructor in Philosophy 1968–69: Brooklyn College, CUNY, Adjunct Instructor in Philosophy 1967–68: New York City Community College, Adjunct Instructor in Philosophy Publications Books: The Tattvasiddhi and The Madhyamakalamkara with Commentaries by Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche and Khentrul Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche, with introduction by Marie Friquegnon, and translated by Khechen Palden Sherab Rinpoche, Khentrul Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche, Marie Friquegnon, and Arthur Mandelbaum, ed. Friquegnon and Mandelbaum, New York: Coolgrove Press 2017 A Short Introduction to the Philosophy of Santaraksita New York: Coolgrove Press, 2913 Studies on Santaraksita’s Yogachara Madhyamaka,ed. with Noe Dinnerstein, New York: Global Scholarly Publications, October, 2012 Reflections on Childhood Binghamton: Global Scholarly Publications, December 2004 Praise to the Lotus Born:A Garland of Devotional Waves by Khentrul Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche translated from the Tibetan by Toy Tung and Marie Friquegnon, Dharma Samudra, June, 2003 On Shantarakshita, Belmont CA: Wadsworth, 2000 Clarity and Vision, with R. Abelson, Dubuque: Kendall Hunt, editions of 2000, 2003 Ethics for Modern Life, 6th edition, with R. Abelson, 1994, St. Martin’s Press, New York; editions of 1975, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 2002 The Philosophical Imagination, with M. Lockwood and R. Abelson, St. Martin’s Press, New York 1976 Inclusions in Books (refereed or commissioned) “Buddhism and Free Will” in Buddhism and Free Will,ed. Rick Repetti, Routledge 2017. “Buddhist Ethics: A System of Checks and Balances” in Buddhism in the 21st Century. Delhi: Government of India, 2012 “Santaraksita and Modern Philosophy” in The Heritage of Nalanda ed. C. Mace Delhi Translation from Tibetan of poems by Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche and songs of HH Dudjom Rinpoche, in Fearless Light of Wisdom Praise to H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche by Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche (with Toy Tung) Ithaca: Snow Lion Press, 2007 The following articles for The Encyclopedia of Holy Persons: ,” “Longchenpa”, “Machig Lodron”, “ Mipham”, “Santaraksita”,”Yeshe Tsogyal”, ed. Karna Huges. “Ethics of the Global Village” in Questioning Matters, Daniel Kolak (Ed.), Mayfield 2000 “Children’s Responsibilities” in Thinking Children and Education, Matthew Lipman (Ed.), Dubuque: Kendall/Hunt, 1993 “Philosophical Problems of Child Abuse” with Willavene Ecker in Victims of Crime, Plenum Press, 1991 “The Artist and the Demon,” in Sociology of the Arts, M. Weil (Ed.), 1975 ARTICLES IN JOURNALS “ Buddhism and Veridical Perception” in Acta Orientalia Vilnensia, Vilnius, 2012 “Personal Identity and Reincarnation in Buddhism” in Journal of Comparative Indian, Chinese and Islamic Philosophy New York: Global Scholarly Publications, 2007. “Witchcraft and Rationality” in Academic Forum, Fall 2001 “What is a Child” in Thinking, Vol. 13, No. 1 “Buddhism in Kalmykia” with Maris Abelson in Pema Mandala, Spring 2000. “The Transforming Buddha” in The Journal of Ethical Culture, Fall 1990 “Tibetans Don’t Oppose Technological Change” Letter, The New York Times, September 1988 “Childhood’s End: The Age of Responsibility, Thinking, February 1984 “Kohlberg at the Gap,” in Philosophy, Childhood and the Family, Plenum Press, 1982 “Right and Responsibilities of Young People,” Thinking, February 1980 “God and Other Programs,” Religious Studies, Cambridge,1979 “Pursuing Paradox,” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 1974 “Paradoxes of Determinism,” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 1972 “Metaphor in Religion and Art,” Journal of Critical Analysis, 1971 “Pursuing Paradox,” Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 1974 REVIEWS Waves of Devotional Verses with Toy Tung, Pema Mandala Trout Creek, NY: Fall, 2004 Causality and Determinism by H. von Wright, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 1977 Causality and Scientific Explanation by William Wallace, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 1977 Causality and Determinism by H. von Wright, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 1977 Insight and Illusion by P.M.S.Hacker, Journal of Critical Analysis, 1976 The Sufis by Indries Shah, Journal of Critical Analysis, 1971 PAPERS READ TO CONFERENCES “Primordial Wisdom and Reasoning” American Philosophical Association Savannah Georgia Jan. 2018 “Emptiness and Compassion: Are They Inseparable?” American Philosophical Association Baltimore, January 2017. Lecture on Buddhism, Mercy College, 2016 “Harmonization and Systemization in Buddhist Philosophy” American Philosophical Association, Jan. 2016 Washington “Personal Identity, Rebirth and Primordial Wisdom” Fordham Conference in Medieval and Ancient Philosophy, October, 2014 “Buddhism and Truth” American Philosophical Association Philadelphia December 2014 “The Meaning of the Words: Mind and Matter” American Philosophical Association Baltimore, December 2013 “Mind and Matter, East and West” Fordham Conference in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, Oct. 2013 “Graham Priest on Perspectives and Display” American Philosophical Association Atlanta 2012 “The Path of Reason in Buddhism” American Philosophical Association Atlanta, 2012 “Mipham’s Theories of Perception” Fordham University October 2012 “Buddhist Philosophy as Envisioned by Santaraksita” International Society for Buddhist Philosophy, American Philosophical Association, Atlanta, Dec. 2012 “Buddhist Ideas on Conventional Truth and their Presentation in Moonshadows”, Society for the Study of Indian and Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy, American Philosophical Association, Atlanta 2012 “Santaraksita’s Analysis of Perception and its Connection with Buddha Nature” Fordham Conference on Ancient and Medieval Philosophy October, 2012 “Santaraksita on Philosophical Claims” American Philosophical Association, Washington, December 2011 “Three Kinds of Compassion” Fordham University, October 2011 “Buddhist Ethics: A system of Checks and Balances” (revised version). American Philosophical Association, Chicago, 5/07. “Buddhist Ethics: A system of Checks and Balances” Conference: Buddhism in the 21st Century, Bodhgaya, 2/07. “Santaraksita and Modern Philosophy” American Philosophical Association, Chicago, 2003””Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Ethics” Conference on Ancient and Medieval Philosophy, Fordham 10/06 “Santaraksita and the Logic of the Tantra” Conference: The Heritage of Nalanda” Nalanda. India 2006. “Santaraksita and Cognitive Science” William Paterson University Faculty Research Seminar. Spring 2003 "Buddhism, Free Will and Liberation" at Hawaii International Conference for Art and the Humanities, January, 2003 “ Buddhist Philosophy and Meditation” Conference at Bard College 2002 “Buddhist Philosophy”, Conference at Union Theological Seminary, Spring 2001 “Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy New Jersey City University, Spring 2000 “Morality and Mysticism in Buddhism”, Binghamton, Fall 1995 “Violence, Juveniles and Plato”, WPC and Binghamton, Fall 1994 “Buddhist Ethics”, Binghamton, Fall 1993 “Appearances of Monism and Theism in Tibetan Buddhism”, WPC Philosophy Colloquium, November 1991 “What is a Child?” University of S. Florida Philosophy Club, January 1991 “Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy” and “Sikhism, a Comment” at the Society for Ancient and Islamic Philosophy, Baruch College, October 1991 “Shantaraksita, Sankara and the Problem of Nihilism”, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, November 1990 “Wittgenstein and Dzogchen”, WPC Faculty Colloquium, November 1990 “Shantaraksita and the Precursors of Sankara”, Congress of Vedanta, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, April 1990 “Buddhism,” St. David’s Church, October 1987 “Buddhism and Western Religion, Ethics and Science,” Lehigh University, October 1987 “The Logic of Dignaga,” Rutgers, New Jersey Regional Philosophical, Fall 1985 “The Religious Perspective,” American Philosophical Association, Midwestern Division, 1970 “Other People’s Children,” Rutgers Newark, Fall 1983 “Juvenile Culpability,” NYU Law School (Conference on Juvenile Criminal Responsibility), March 1983 “What is a Child?” New Jersey Regional Philosophical Association, 1982 “The Criminal Responsibility of Young People,” Society for Philosophy and Public Affairs CUNY, April 1982 “Philosophy of Childhood,” Museum of Philosophy, Pace University, October 30, 1981 “Family Traditions and Children’s Rights,” Conference on Human Rights, Tallahassee, October 21, 1981 “American Family Traditions and Conflicts,” American Culture Association, Cincinnati, March 1981 “The Ethics of Child Abuse,” Pace University, Spring 1981 “Kohlberg’s Theory of Moral Development,” Michigan State University, 1980 “Childhood,” Ocean County Community College, 1980 “The Ethics of Mainstreaming,” Eastern Division, American Philosophy of Education Association, Lake Harmony, Pennsylvania, November 1980 “Zimmerman on Fingarette and Freud,” New Jersey Philosophical Association, 1978 “Women, Negative Freedom and Social Justice,” University of S. Florida Colloquium, 1978 “Children’s Rights,” New Jersey Philosophical Association, 1978 “The Cosmological Argument,” University of S. Florida Colloquium, 1976 “Ramanuja’s Concept of a Person,” Suffolk County Community College, 1976 “Witchcraft and Truth,” New Jersey Philosophical Association, 1973 “Wittgenstein’s Notion of Criteria,” New Jersey Philosophical Association, 1972 “Religion and Art,” New York University Philosophy Club, 1971 “The Paradoxes of Determinism,” American Philosophical Association, Midwestern Division, 1969 OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES Video Productions, Choreography and Performance with Dean Richard Atnally, Maris Wolfe and Peggy Cicierska: “Yeats. The Dancer and the Dance”; Performed at WPU and shown on cable TV stations 1977-1978 “T. S. Eliot”. Performed at WPU and shown on cable TV stations 1977-1978 and WPU television 1917-present. Sanskrit and Tibetan language study, 1985 to 2016 Ongoing monthly attendee at Columbia University Seminar in Buddhist Studies Service Service to the Department Library Committee Philosophy Dept., 1988 to present Search Committee, Philosophy Department, 2017 to present Promotion and Tenure Committee 1998-present Director of Philosophy Department Colloquium 2012-2013 Department Hiring Committee 2013-2014 Service to the University Organizer, William Paterson University Conference: Philosophy and the Child, November 20, 1981 Member, Academic Development Committee, 1981–82, 1982–83 Senator, Graduate Council, William Paterson College, 1987–88 Executive Committee, WPC Teachers Union (AFCT), 1986 Promotion and Tenure Committee 1998-present Counselor for Minority Students, 1990 Advisor, Poetry Coffee House, 1991 Assessment Committee, 1994 “Teaching Tibet” Lecture and workshop in Teaching Asia, William Paterson University, April 2003 Holocaust Committee 2002-present “Genocide in Tibet” Holocaust Conference William Paterson University 2002 Organizing Committee for “Teaching Asia”. 20003 and 2004 HSS Research Committee 2004 HSS Curriculum Committee 2004 Visiting scholar, Columbia University, Dept of Religious Studies, Spring, 20004 Service to the Community Member and participant Columbia Seminar in Comparative Philosophy (Department of Religious Studies) ongoing Visiting scholar, Columbia University, Department of Religious Studies, Spring, 20004 Interfaith Dialogue, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, April 2003 Editor-in-Chief, Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy Series, Global Publications Press, 2001 to present Coordinator of program on Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy, Conference on Ancient and Medieval Philosophy (sponsored by Global Scholarly Publications 2001-present Executive Committee, New York Greens, 1999 to 2001 Report of Human Rights in Tibet and Chiapas, Mexico, Green Party, New York City, April 15, 1999 Founder and worker in Padmasambhava soup kitchen 1991-1998 Conference Coordinator, Conference on Juvenile Criminal Responsibility NYU Law School, March 19, 1987 Visiting Scholar, South Eastern Institute, Columbia University, Spring 1987–88 Founder and worker in Padmasambhava soup kitchen 1991-1998 Taught French as a parent volunteer in P.S. 3 Annex, Manhattan1979-1981 Taught dance as a volunteer at Washington Square Day Care Center1977-1979 WORKS IN PROGRESS Finding Santaraksita: A Philosopher on the Buddhist Path Window to Truth: The Collected Essays of Raziel Abelson, ed. with Benjamin Abelson, forthcoming Great Disputes in Philosophy ed. With Ben Abelson. 2014 under consideration by Palgrave Macmillan Essays on Buddhist Philosophy forthcoming Cool Grove Press, 2015 The Logic of the Lotus: A Brief History of Buddhist Philosophy with Hyun Hochsmann How to be Good and Happy. A text for my course in Ethical Well Being (ART project) Reviews for Journal of World Philosophies 1 Paving the Great Way by Jonaahan Gold 2. Studies in Buddhist Philosophy by Mark Siderits “Critique of Buddhist Perspectives on Free Will to be published in a collection of essays in a special edition of the Journal of Buddhist Ethics 2018 New edition of Clarity and Vision with Ben Abelson to be published by Kendall Hunt, 2018 Madhyamakalmkaravritti by Santaraksita,with commentary, translated with Arthur Mandelbaum forthcoming Coolgrove Press 2018. 2017-2018 Books: The Tattvasiddhi and The Madhyamakalamkara with Commentaries by Khenchen Palden Sherab Rinpoche and Khentrul Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche, with introduction by Marie Friquegnon, and translated by Khechen Palden Sherab Rinpoche, Khentrul Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche, Marie Friquegnon, and Arthur Mandelbaum, ed. Friquegnon and Mandelbaum, New York: Coolgrove Press 2017 PAPERS READ TO CONFERENCES “Primordial Wisdom and Reasoning” American Philosophical Association Savannah Georgia Jan. 2018 “Emptiness and Compassion: Are They Inseparable?” American Philosophical Association Baltimore, January 2017. Service to the Department Library Committee Philosophy Dept., 1988 to present Search Committee, Philosophy Department, 2017 to present Promotion and Tenure Committee 2017-present OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES Ongoing monthly attendee at Columbia University Seminar in Buddhist Studies Works in Progress Finding Santaraksita: A Philosopher on the Buddhist Path Window to Truth: The Collected Essays of Raziel Abelson, ed. with Benjamin Abelson, forthcoming Great Disputes in Philosophy ed. With Ben Abelson. 2014 under consideration by Palgrave Macmillan Essays on Buddhist Philosophy forthcoming Cool Grove Press, 2015 The Logic of the Lotus: A Brief History of Buddhist Philosophy with Hyun Hochsmann How to be Good and Happy. A text for my course in Ethical Well Being (ART project) Reviews for Journal of World Philosophies 1 Paving the Great Way by Jonaahan Gold 2. Studies in Buddhist Philosophy by Mark Siderits “Critique of Buddhist Perspectives on Free Will to be published in a collection of essays in a special edition of the Journal of Buddhist Ethics 2018 New edition of Clarity and Vision with Ben Abelson to be published by Kendall Hunt, 2018 Madhyamakalmkaravritti by Santaraksita,with commentary, translated with Arthur Mandelbaum forthcoming Coolgrove Press 2018.

Professional Interests

Writing books and articles

Other Interests

Ballet, meditation

French  Sanskrit 

Degrees

PhD Philosophy, New York University New York, NY

Specialization

Philosophy of Religion East and West and Ethics

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Notable Courses Taught

Eastern Philosophy and Religion, Philosophy of Santaraksita, Ethical Wellbeing, Buddhist Philosophy