Katie Javanaud
DPhil candidate, University of Oxford

Katie Javanaud is a DPhil candidate in the faculty of theology and religion at Keble College at the University of Oxford. She is interested in Buddhist metaphysics and Buddhist ethics (theory and application).

Written by Katie Javanaud

The Golden Rock at Shwe Pyi Daw, Kyaiktiyo, Burma (now Myanmar), in 1978. According to legend, the rock is balanced on a strand of Buddha’s hair. Photo by Hiroji Kubota/Magnum

Essay/
Philosophy of mind
Buddhism and self-deception

How can I logically manage to deceive myself? Buddhist thought offers a way out of the philosophical paradox

Katie Javanaud