R. Raj Singh


R. Raj Singh

Professor (B.A., M.A., Panjab ; M.A. Brock ; Ph.D. Ottawa)
Department of Philosophy
Brock University
St. Catharines, ON, L2S 3A1

  • Office: Room 276 at 573 Glenridge Ave.
  • Office hours: by appointment.
  • Telephone: (905) 688-5550 ext. 4117/3315   Fax: (905) 688-0625
  • E-mail: rsingh@brocku.ca

Area of Specialization
Contemporary Continental Philosophy, Heidegger, Schopenhauer; Philosophies of India, Vedanta, Buddhism, Gandhi.

Area of Competence
History of Western Philosophy, Ancient Greek Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Social Science.

Current Research


(a) Books

  1. Bhakti and Philosophy, Lanham, ML:  Lexington Books, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2006.
  2. Death, Contemplation and Schopenhauer, Hampshire, UK: Ashgate Publishing Limited, 2007.
  3. Schopenhauer:  A Guide for the Perplexed, London, UK:  Continuum International Publishing Group, 2010.
  4. Heidegger, World and Death, Lanham, ML: Lexington Books: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2013.


(b) Chapters in Books

  1. "Gandhi and his Original Ontological Contemplation” in B.R. Nanda, ed. Mahatma Gandhi:  125 Years [Commemorative Volume on Gandhi’s 125th Birth Anniversary].  London:  Wiley Eastern Ltd., 1995.
  2. “Heidegger, Humanism and the Crisis of Applied Philosophy,” in P.K. Mohapatra, ed. Facets of Humanism. Bhubaneswar, India:  Utkal Studies in Philosophy, 1999; pp. 100-110.
  3. “Bhakti as the Essence and Measure of Art” in G. Marchiano and R. Milani, ed. Frontiers of Transculturality in Contemporary Aesthetics, pp. 187-196.  Turin, Italy:  Trauben, 2001.
  4. “Ethics, Ontology and Technology:  Heidegger and Gandhi” in R. Elberfeld and G. Wohlfart, ed. Komparative Ethik.  Cologne:  Edition Chora, 2002, pp. 293-302.
  5. “Gandhi and the Causes of War” in H.G. Moeller and G. Wohlfart, ed. Philosophieren über den Krieg, Berlin:  Parerga Verlag, 2008.
  6. “Suffering and Nirvana in Schopenhauer’s Trans-cultural Philosophy” in A. Barua, ed. Schopenhauer and Indian Philosophy, New Delhi:  Northern Book Centre, 2008.
  7. “World-concept in Schopenhauer and Heidegger” in Gritsenko Besile, ed. Integration of Science and Formations, pp. 110-120.  Krasnador, Russia:  University Press, 2008.
  8. “Gandhi, Heidegger and Technological Times” in Arati Barua, ed. Gandhi and Grant.  New Delhi:  Northern Book Centre, 2010:  87-95.
  9. “Trans-cultural Aesthetics:  Schopenhauer and Tagore” in Ken-ichi Sasaki, ed. Asian Aesthetics, Kyoto, Japan:  Kyoto University Press, 2010, pp. 227-239.
  10. "Death and Contemplation: Schopenhauer and Indian Philosophy" in Arati Barua (ed.), West Meets East, New Delhi: Academic Excellence, 2010, pp. 61-76.


(c) Refereed Articles in Scholarly Journals

11.“Between Ethics and Applied Ethics” in Eidos, 7 (1988):  221-231.

12. “Nanak, the First Guru of the Sikhs” in World Faiths Insight, 25 (1990):  18-21.

13. “Non-Violence, Gandhi and Our Times” in The International Journal of Applied Philosophy, 5 (1990):  35-41.

14. “Heidegger and the World in an Artwork” in The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 43 (1990):  215-222.

15. “The Pivotal Role of Bhakti in Indian World Views” in Diogenes, No. 156 (1991):  65-81.

16. “Heidegger and the Fundamental Ontology of Language” in Phenomenological Inquiry, 16 (1992):  83-95.

17. “Heidegger and the World-yielding Role of Language” in The Journal of Value Inquiry, 27 (1993):  203-214.  A revised version of No. 11.

18. “Bhakti as a Measure of Love and the Vedic Tradition” in Dialogue and Alliance, 6 (1993):  64-75.

19. “Death-Contemplation and Contemplative Living:  Socrates and the Katha Upanishad” in Asian Philosophy, 4 (1994): 9-16.

20. “Heidegger and Thinghood” in Contemporary Philosophy, 16 (1994):  11-15.

21. “Nanak, the Founder of Sikhism” in World Order, 26 (1995):  31-36.

22. “Heidegger and the Poetic Human Dwelling” in Analecta Husserliana, 60 (1997):  251-260.

23. “Gandhi and the Fundamentals of World Peace” in Peace Research, 30 (1998):  96-102.

24. “Heidegger, Humanism and the Crisis of Applied Philosophy” in Phenomenological Inquiry, 22 (1998):  84-93. (Reprint)

25. “Eastern Concepts of Love:  A Philosophical Reading of ‘Narada Bhakti Sutra’” in Asian Philosophy, 15 (2005): 221-229.

26. “Heidegger, World and Ground” in Existentia: International Journal of Philosophy 16 (2006): 393-404.


(d) Non-Refereed Articles in Scholarly Journals

27. “Death-Contemplation and Philosophy:  Heidegger and the Legacy of Socrates” in De Philosophia, 6 (1986):  41-61.

28. “The Ancient Origins of Bhakti and the Dharma of the Buddha” in The Journal of Dharma, 22 (1997):  460-469 (invited).


(e) Translations and Reprints of Previously Published Articles

29. “Le Role Central de la Bhakti dans les visions indiennes du monde.”  Diogenes, Revue Internationale des Sciences Humains, No. 156 (1991):  65-84.  French version translated by Pierre-Emmanuel Dauzat.  (Refereed)

30. “El Papel Centra de la Bhakti en las Cosmovisiones Hindues.”  Diogenes, 156 (1991):  67-85.  Spanish version translated by Federico Patan.  (Refereed)

31. “Gandhi and his Original Ontological Contemplation” in Indian Horizons, 43 (1994):  190-197.  (Reprint).

32. “Bhartiya Vishvadristion me Bhakti ki Kendriya Bhumika”   (The Pivotal Role of Bhakti in Indian World-views).  Diogenes (in Hindi), 15 (1995):  1-25.  Hindi version translated by S.D. Misra.  (Refereed)

33. “Hond Vichar Sabandhi Soch Vichar nu Gandhi di Maulik Den”  (Gandhi and his Original Ontological Contemplation) in Preet Lari, 67 (Sept., 2000):  35-39.  Panjabi version translated by P. Singh.

34. “Bharti Sabhyata vich Bhakti te Piyar da Gathbandhan”  (Bhakti as a Measure of Love and the Vedic Tradition) in Preet Lari, 69 (Jan., Feb., 2002):  Panjabi version translated by P. Singh.

35. “Eastern Concepts of Love:  A Philosophical Reading of the ‘Narada Bhakti Sutra’” in H.G. Moeller and G. Wolhlfart, ed. Liebe-Ost und West.  Berlin:  Parerga Verlag, 2007.  (Reprint)

36. "Trans-cultural Aesthetics: Schopenhauer and Tagore" in G. C. Nayak (ed.) Philosophical Appraisals, Bhubaneswar: Humanist Foundation, 2010. 


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