Michael Berman

Associate Professor, Philosophy

Michael Berman

B.A. University of Binghamton
Ph.D. University at Buffalo

905-688-5550 x3317

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.

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

  • “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).

Undergraduate Courses, 2017/2018:
PHIL/INTC 2P13 D3: Indian Philosophy: Introduction to Buddhist Thought
PHIL 2P25 D2: Introduction to Logic
PHIL 3Q98 D2: Transhumanism

Graduate Courses, 2017/2018:
PHIL 5P16 D3: Merleau-Ponty and Nagarjuna