I am a philosopher who works on Indian Buddhist philosophy, philosophy mind, cognitive science, and Phenomenology. I am an Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. I received my PhD in Philosophy from the University of Toronto.

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Favorite Philosophy Quotes

  • Our whole cubic capacity is sensibly alive; and each morsel of it contributes its pulsations of feeling, dim or sharp, pleasant, painful, or dubious, to that sense of personality that everyone of us unfailingly carries with him” (William James 1890/1950, Vol. II; 450-1).

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    …trying to account for consciousness without reference to subjectivity and feeling is like trying to account for blood circulation without reference to heart contractions (David Rudrauf and Antonio Damasio 2005, 237).

  • In this fathom-long body with its perceptions and thoughts there is the world, the origin of the world, the ending of the world and the path leading to the ending of the world (The Buddha, AN 4.45).