Michael P. Berman

Philosophy




Michael P. Berman

Associate Professor (PhD SUNY at Buffalo)
Department of Philosophy
Brock University
St. Catharines, ON L2S 3A1

  • Office: GLN 273
  • Office hours: by appointment
  • Telephone: (905) 688-5550 ext. 3317/3315 Fax: (905) 688-0625
  • E-mail: mberman@brocku.ca

AREA OF SPECIALIZATION:

Continental, Asian and Comparative philosophy, Phenomenology,  Merleau-Ponty and Nagarjuna

AREA OF COMPETENCE:

Immanual Kant, Empiricism, Logic, World Religions, Bioethics, History of Philosophy, Psychoanalytic Theory

BIODATA:
Michael Berman is an associate professor in the Brock University Philosophy Department, publishing in the fields of Continental, Asian, and Comparative Philosophy.  His current teaching interests include comparative religious thought and Empiricism, and he is working on a book about Merleau-Ponty and God.

CURRENT RESEARCH:

PUBLICATIONS (selection):

  • “Merleau-Ponty and Nagarjuna: Enlightenment, Ethics and Politics” (revised), Merleau-Ponty and Buddhism, edited by Jin Y. Park and Gereon Kopf, (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2009), Chapter 11.
  • “A Metaphysics of Morality: Kant and Buddhism”, Canadian Journal of Buddhist Studies, (No. 2, pp. 18-41, 2006).
  • “Locke the Hermenaut and the Mechanics of Understanding”, Humanitas, (Volume 19, Nos. 1 and 2, 2006).
  • “The Situatedness of Judgment and Action in Arendt and Merleau-Ponty”, Politics and Ethics Review, (Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 202-220, Fall 2006).

TEACHING ACTIVITIES:

Undergraduate Courses, 2010-11:
Introduction to Logic, Philosophy of Religion, Kant and the 18th Century

Graduate Courses, 2009-11:
Merleau-Ponty and Nagarjuna, Merleau-Ponty, Merleau-Ponty: The Art of Perception, Comic Books in the 20th/21st Century

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