East Asian Buddhism, Comparative Philosophy, Mind-Body Problem, Meditation
Shigenori Nagatomo received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Hawai’i in 1985 where he studied comparative philosophy focusing on Asian and European traditions. He has been interested in the mind-body problem with a particular emphasis on Yogic, Buddhist (Zen), and Daoist meditation methods, and supplements these with Jungian psychology. He has been teaching twenty-five years in the department of religion at Temple University where he is Professor of Comparative Philosophy and East Asian Buddhism.
He is the co-author of Science and Comparative Philosophy with David E. Shaner and YUASA Yasuo (Brill Academic Publishers, 1989), and author of Attunement Through the Body (SUNY, 1992), A Philosophical Investigation of Miki Kiyosh’s Concept of Humanism (The Edwin and Mellen Press, 1995), and The Diamondsūtra’s Logic of Not and a Critique of Katz’s Contextualism: Toward a Non-dualist Philosophy (The Edwin Mellen Press, 2006). He has also translated many books including: YUASA Yasuo’s The Body: Toward an Eastern Mind Body Theory (SUNY, 1987) with Thomas P. Kasulis; YUASA Yasuo’s The Body, Self-Cultivation, and Ki-Energy (SUNY, 1993) with Monte Hull; YUASA Yasuo’s Overcoming Modernity: Synchronicity and Image-Thinking with John Krummel (SUNY, 2009); Nishida Kitarō’ Place and Dialectic: Two Essays of Nishida Kitarō, (UK: Oxford University Press , 2011) with John Krummel]; Hiroshi Motoyama’s The Buddha’s Satori (Tokyo: Shūkyō shinrigaku kenkyūjo, 2010); Hiroshi Motoyama’s Being and the Logic of Interactive Function (Encinitas, Calif.: CIHS, 2009) with John Krummel.