Author Interviews

  1. An interview with Santiago Zabala

    An interview with Santiago Zabala

    Question: Who is Ernst Tugendhat and why is he important? Santiago Zabala: Ernst Tugendhat is a Jewish philosopher, born in 1930 in the town of Brünn in what was then Czechoslovakia. After the rise of Nazism in Europe, his family was forced to immigrate first to Switzerland and then to Venezuela. His interest in Heidegger’s […]

  2. An interview with Vazira Fazila-Yacoobali Zamindar

    An interview with Vazira Fazila-Yacoobali Zamindar

    In The Long Partition and the Making of Modern South Asia, Vazira Fazila-Yacoobali Zamindar argues that the combined interventions of the two postcolonial states were enormously important in shaping these massive displacements that followed partition. Q: What is the significance of the 60th anniversary of the Partition of the Indian subcontinent that took place on August […]

  3. An interview with Santiago Zabala

    An interview with Santiago Zabala

    The following is an interview with Santiago Zabala, most recently the author of The Remains of Being: Hermeneutic Ontology After Metaphysics. Question: Your last book, The Hermeneutic Nature of Analytic Philosophy: A Study of Ernst Tugendhat, centered on the German philosopher in order to dismiss the division of philosophy into the analytic and continental schools, […]

  4. An interview with Jeffrey J. Williams and Heather Steffen

    An interview with Jeffrey J. Williams and Heather Steffen

    JEFFREY J. WILLIAMS AND HEATHER STEFFEN DISCUSS THE CRITICAL PULSE The following is an interview with Jeffrey J. Williams and Heather Steffen, coeditors of The Critical Pulse: Thirty-Six Credos by Contemporary Critics. (For more on the book, you can read the introduction, Criticism in a Difficult Time.) Question: What is a credo? Editors: A statement of […]

  5. An interview with Arlene Weisz

    An interview with Arlene Weisz

    The following is an interview with Arlene Weisz and Beverly Black, co-authors of Programs to Reduce Teen Dating Violence and Sexual Assault: Perspectives on What Works Q: Teen dating violence and sexual assault have been prominently featured in the news recently with the case of Rihanna and Chris Brown. Because of their fame, they have […]

  6. An interview with Zheng Wang

    An interview with Zheng Wang

    The following is an interview with Zheng Wang, author of Never Forget National Humiliation: Historical Memory in Chinese Politics and Foreign Relations: Question: What is historical memory? Why did you use “never forgot national humiliation” as the title of this book? Zheng Wang: Let me give you an example, while only some Americans actually witnessed the […]

  7. An interview with Xiaoming Wang

    An interview with Xiaoming Wang

    The following is an interview with Xiaoming Wang, author of Dogs: Their Fossil Relatives and Evolutionary History. Wang is a curator of vertebrate paleontology at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and has been studying the evolutionary history of the family Canidae for the past 20 years. Q: Why study the fossil history […]

  8. An interview with Douglas Walrath

    An interview with Douglas Walrath

    The following is an iInterview with Douglas Alan Walrath, author of Displacing the Divine: The Minister in the Mirror of American Fiction Question:  Most books stem from an author’s experience as well as from his or her professional interests.  Is that true of Displacing the Divine? Douglas Walrath: It really is. In 1954 I enrolled in […]

  9. An interview with B. Alan Wallace

    An interview with B. Alan Wallace

    The following is an interview with B. Alan Wallace, most recently the author of Meditations of a Buddhist Skeptic: A Manifesto for the Mind Sciences and Contemplative Practice and Mind in the Balance: Meditation in Science, Buddhism, and Christianity. Both books are now available in paperback: Question: You write that the mind has been artificially excluded from the natural […]

  10. An interview with Alan Wallace

    An interview with Alan Wallace

    In Hidden Dimensions, Wallace bridges the gap between the world of science and the realm of the spiritual. Wallace’s theory of ontological relativity suggests that mental phenomena do not emerge from the brain. Rather, they arise from a hidden dimension of reality that is more fundamental than the bifurcation of mind and matter. Question: What […]

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