SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor
General Editor, Orbis Phaenomenologicus
125 Park Hall
University at Buffalo
Buffalo, NY 14260-4150
Phenomenology; Hermeneutics; Contemporary German Philosophy (19th and 20th Century German Philosophy); East-West Comparative Philosophy.
Phenomenological Ethnomethodology; Methodology of Human Sciences.
East-West comparative philosophy has entered a new phase. Today what matters is an "internal" attempt at "rapprochement" rather than an "external" survey of similarities and differences. Internal attempts were made by Hegel in his own limited way, but more seriously by Leibniz in his spirit of mutual "East-West accord". My current work has its basis in Leibniz, drawing also from J. Needham's moral and eco-ethical insights.
Nineteenth Century Philosophy