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I do research on philosophy of education and ethics, drawing from and comparing Japanese philosophy (the Kyoto School of Philosophy), American philosophy (contemplative pedagogy, care ethics, Deweyan philosophy), and continental philosophy (existential education, post-structuralism). I am particularly interested in the ethical, existential, and spiritual aspects of education, and the kind of human relationships involved therein. My Ph.D. research was on Watsuji Tetsurô and the ethics of emptiness, which I completed under Buddhist philosopher Sueki Fumihiko (at the Graduate University of Advanced Studies, based in Nichibunken, Kyoto). I came to Kyushu University just this year (2015), but prior to this I taught in the Department of Philosophy of the Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines for five years.

Sevilla, Anton Luis (2015). “Education and Empty Relationality: Thoughts on Education and the Kyoto School of Philosophy.” Journal of Philosophy of Education.

[Indexed on Scopus] (Forthcoming) (2015) 「和辻の「空の倫理学」と比較思想的仏教論」『比較思想から見た日本仏教』末木文美士(編集)(出版予定) (“Watsuji’s ‘Ethics of Emptiness’ and Comparative Buddhist Theory.” In Japanese Buddhism Seen from Comparative Thought, ed. Sueki Fumihiko, forthcoming.) 2015

Sueki Fumihiko. Buddhism vs. Ethics. Kyoto: Sueki Research Office (2014). “Concretizing an Ethics of Emptiness: The Succeeding Volumes of Watsuji Tetsurô’s Ethics.” Asian Philosophy, Volume 24.1. 82-101. [Indexed on Scopus] (trans.), Sueki Fumihiko (2015). Buddhism vs. Ethics. Kyoto: Sueki Research Office.



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