Links to seminar topics in Buddhist, Chinese, Japanese, Phenomenological & Existential philosophies and diverse other philosophical studies of the contemporary incl. urban & technological themes …

Being and Empathy: Edith Stein's Philosophy

Being and Empathy: Edith Stein's Philosophy

In writing that “Empathy is the experience of foreign consciousness … irrespective of the subject whose consciousness is experienced [including God]”, Edith Stein opened the way for a ‘phenomenology’ of God.
Beyond the Human

Beyond the Human

The fields of synthetic biology and artificial life are merging with artificial intelligence technologies to put our understanding of what it is to be human in doubt, urging us to think ‘beyond the human’. Seminar Slides SOME SUGGESTED REA...

Buddhism in a Nutshell

Slides from seminar series at City Lit, London November-December 2019 ...

Buddhist Philosophy: An Introduction

Slides and links to accompany the course 'Buddhist Philosophy: An Introduction' SLIDES The Buddha as an idea and an ideal Suffering Persons   Buddhist Metaphysics   Buddhist Philosophers:...
Hoodlum Science

Hoodlum Science

“ ... science is the ultimate pornography.”  Boredom, violence, technology, apocalypse, perversion, and science fuse together in Ballard’s writings providing an internal description of the contemporary world that is dangerous, sublime and rich i...
Japanese Philosophy: An Introduction

Japanese Philosophy: An Introduction

Japanese Philosophy draws on Buddhist, Confucian and Shinto roots to express the transience of human existence. Religious and secular ways of life each shape this transience ...

Kyoto School: An Introduction

The 'Kyoto School' is a loose label for a group of 20th Century Japanese philosophers who following in the wake of Kitaro Nishida sought to reconcile Western and Asian philosophical, intellectual and religious traditions. In so doing they inaugurated...
Philosophy of Technology

Philosophy of Technology

These pages contain slides for my introductory course on the Philosophy of Technology ...