Research

Christian's current research is in the philosophy of mind, phenomenology of perception, naturalized epistemology, and Buddhist philosophy. Some of his most recent work focuses on the intersections between phenomenology and cognitive science, and on classical Indian and Buddhist theories of perception. He is also interested in issues in moral psychology concerning empathy and evolution, and agency and responsibility.


Research Interests

Christian's current research is in the philosophy of mind, phenomenology of perception, naturalized epistemology, and Buddhist philosophy. Some of his most recent work focuses on the intersections between phenomenology and cognitive science, and on classical Indian and Buddhist theories of perception. He is also interested in issues in moral psychology concerning empathy and evolution, and agency and responsibility. He is the author of Perceiving Reality: Consciousness, Intentionality, and Cognition in Buddhist Philosophy (OUP, 2012). The book develops a cosmopolitan perspective on philosophy of mind, exploring the significance of Indian Buddhist analysis in contemporary discussions of intentionality, self-consciousness, and conceptual content. Christian has directed (with Jay Garfield and Evan Thompson) an NEH Summer Institute on cross-cultural philosophy of mind, and will be directing a second NEH Summer Institute on self-knowledge in the Summer of 2018. Christian is currently working on a second monograph on epistemic feelings, tentatively titled Sense, Self-Awareness, and Subjectivity, and on an introduction to Buddhist philosophy of mind, titled Moments of Consciousness (currently under contract with OUP) (Follow this link for his CV).

 

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