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    Negative Happiness
    Kritike 3 (1): 72-77. 2009.
    In this paper, I will compare the philosophies of the Buddha and Epicurus. Unusual? Yes. But my intention herein is not a general comparison; rather, I want to explore to what extent these two men accepted what I call “negative happiness.” What is negative, and by extension, positive, happiness? I think we can prepare ourselves for this distinction with two analogous distinctions: the distinction between positive and negative freedom, wherein positive freedom sees true freedom as internal contro…Read more
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    The Culture and Philosophy of Ridley Scott
    with Ashley Barkman and Nancy Kang
    Lexington Books. 2013.
    The Culture and Philosophy of Ridley Scott, edited by Adam Barkman, Ashley Barkman, and Nancy Kang, brings together eighteen critical essays that illuminate a nearly comprehensive selection of the director’s feature films from cutting-edge multidisciplinary and comparative perspectives. Each chapter’s approach correlates with philosophical, literary, or cultural studies perspectives. Using both combined and single-film discussions, the contributors examine a wide variety of topics including gend…Read more
  •  7
    Sweetman, R. [Promotor]
  •  6
    Was epicurus a buddhist? An examination and critique of the theories of negative happiness in buddha and epicurus
    Ethic@: An International Journal for Moral Philosophy 7 (2): 286-294. 2010.
    Comparisons betw western philosophies are uncommon and this, among other things, hinders global philosophical discourse. Thus, in this essay I want to compare the philosophies of the Buddha and Epicurus for similarities, particular in regard to what I call "negative happiness." Once I have establish this, I want to give a brief critique of negative happiness, which subsequently amounts to a selective critique of Buddhism and Epicureanism.
  •  4
    Was epicurus a buddhist? An examination and critique of the theories of negative happiness in buddha and epicurus
    Ethic@ - An International Journal for Moral Philosophy 7 (2): 287-294. 2008.
    Comparisons betw western philosophies are uncommon and this, among other things, hinders global philosophical discourse. Thus, in this essay I want to compare the philosophies of the Buddha and Epicurus for similarities, particular in regard to what I call "negative happiness." Once I have establish this, I want to give a brief critique of negative happiness, which subsequently amounts to a selective critique of Buddhism and Epicureanism
  • The Philosophy of Ang Lee (edited book)
    with Robert Arp and Nancy King
    University Press of Kentucky. 2013.
  • Book Review (review)
    Philosophia Christi 7 (1): 227-230. 2005.
  • Book Review (review)
    Philosophia Christi 10 (1): 262-265. 2008.