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