Originally posted on Philosophy & Religion Video Interviews:
In this short video, Dr David Webster asks Cambridge PhD student Beth Singler about her work on Indigo Children. In the conversation we also talk about the phrase ‘Starseed': See the Religion, Philosophy & Ethics course blog at http://r-p-e.blogspot.co.uk/

Looking forward to this event in Groningen: Colloquium on Asian religions | Buddhism and Fetish When: Mo 27-10-2014 Start: 16:00 End: 17:30 Where: Oude Boteringestraat 38, Groningen And then http://brown.edu/academics/philosophy/ethical-inquiry/  to be involved in these:   Upcoming events, Fall 2014 Thursday, November 13, 1 p.m. Workshop: “Desire-Cessation Theories of Happiness” Featured speakers: Bernard Reginster, Brown University; Susan Sauve […]

Originally posted on Feminist Philosophers:
Bharath Vallabha has a post here about philosophical traditions, cosmopolitanism, and universality. “The power of philosophy is that, by raising abstract questions about human beings, it generates inquiry to which any person can contribute, irrespective of their local, contingent situation. Universality is intrinsic to philosophy, and most philosophy classes in…

Originally posted on Philosophy & Religion Video Interviews:
In this video, Dr David Webster asks Knut Melvær about the notion of Spirituality – and Knut gives us some of the historical context: ——- See the Religion, Philosophy & Ethics course blog at http://r-p-e.blogspot.co.uk/

I’ve just had a piece go up at http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/mar/04/anger-bad-for-health-has-uses  From early comments maybe I should have been clearer that my goal was, by the end of the short piece, to distinguish between types of anger. The Buddhist typology I spoke of is clearly not about anger – but the way things like Abhidhamma texts examine cittas such as chanda – […]

For more of these, you’ll need to go to my tumblr at http://dispirited-dave.tumblr.com/  

Over at the Religion News Service, Chris Stedman has been exploring whether atheists can be spiritual.. The article is at: http://chrisstedman.religionnews.com/2014/01/30/can-atheists-spiritual-sam-harris-reignites-long-running-debate/  – and I am delighted to be quoted. Of course, atheists can enjoy sunsets, marvel at our place in the cosmos, reflect deeply on ethics and our interconnectedness – but I argue that we can do […]


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