After degrees in the Study of Religions at King’s College, Cambridge and Wolfson College, Oxford, I did doctoral work at Queen’s College, Cambridge on the early modern Hindu thinker Rūpa Gosvāmin and the hermeneutic philosophy of Hans-Georg Gadamer. Since then I continue to explore problems of Being and the Self, philosophy across cultures, and novel ways of understanding value. I now work on religion more broadly with a special interest in Asia, and specifically on two philosophical traditions: classical to early modern Vedanta, and Post-Heideggerian Phenomenology. I am Managing Editor of the Journal of Hindu Studies (Oxford Journals), and an occasional contributor to BBC programmes. My current projects include books on Religion, Hinduism and the Sacred (Cambridge), and a philosophical exploration of the sublime in modern thought. I also spend a large portion of my time in Asia and elsewhere, exploring other ways of seeing the world.
My interests in Indian thought include: Classical Hindu thought, Indian philosophical views on metaphysics, selfhood, and conceptions of aesthetics and value, Classical Vedanta, early-modern Bhedabheda, and Asian conceptions of the divine.
My research interests in Philosophy and Phenomenology include: Post-Heideggerian Philosophy, Phenomenology and Hermeneutics, philosophies of Being and Ontology, Self and Identity, Value and Emotion.
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