Emory University
Department of Philosophy
PhD, 2016
Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Areas of Specialization
Asian Philosophy
Continental Philosophy
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    ABSTRACTThis article analyzes the moral-psychological stakes of Jay Garfield's reading of Buddhist ethics as moral phenomenology and applies that thesis to the pedagogical mechanisms of the Tibetan Buddhist lojong tradition. I argue that moral phenomenology requires that the practitioner work on a part of her subjectivity not ordinarily accessible to agential action: the phenomenological structures that condition experience. This makes moral phenomenology a highly ambitious ethical project. I tu…Read more
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    Being In-Between and Becoming Undone: Bardos, Heterotopias, and Nepantla
    Journal of Speculative Philosophy 34 (2): 113. 2020.
    This article brings together three concepts from disparate genres: the bardo in Tibetan Buddhism, Michel Foucault’s heterotopia, and Gloria Anzaldúa’s use of nepantla. The literature on bardos, heterotopias, and nepantla depicts moments of groundlessness in intimate, first-personal terms. By “moments of groundlessness,” I mean experiences and events in which the apparent foundations of one’s selfhood and thought vacate. These are uneasy moments of loss, dislocation, and rupture—moments in which …Read more
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    Bruce Janz, Jessica Locke, and Cynthia Willett interact in this exchange with different aspects of Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad’s book Human Being, Bodily Being. Through “constructive inter-cultural thinking”, they seek to engage with Ram-Prasad’s “lower-case p” phenomenology, which exemplifies “how to think otherwise about the nature and role of bodiliness in human experience”. This exchange, which includes Ram-Prasad’s reply to their interventions, pushes the reader to reflect more about different …Read more