Dr. Joerg Tuske,
Dr. Joerg Tuske
Philosophy House #203
1101 Camden Avenue
Salisbury, Maryland 21801-6860
Is the mind different from the brain? What is the self?
Is rational thought free from emotions? How does thought relate to language
and how does language relate to the world? Can (some) machines think? These
are some of the questions that I try to address in my work, which falls in
the areas of philosophy of mind and language, philosophy of science and
philosophy of psychology. My interests include not only Western philosophy
and its history, but also classical Indian (including Buddhist) philosophy.
I attempt to make Indian philosophy relevant for Western philosophers. In
addition to courses in the areas of Asian and Buddhist philosophy, I teach
courses entitled ‘Minds, Brains and Computers’, ‘Mind, Language and World’
and ‘Philosophy and Culture’. I have published articles in the areas of
Indian logic, epistemology and philosophy of mind and I am currently working
on theories of the emotions in Indian philosophy.
Although a native of Germany, I completed my undergraduate studies and MA in
philosophy at the University of London in the UK, before studying Sanskrit
at the University of Pune in India. I returned to the UK and received my
MPhil and PhD in History and Philosophy of Science from the University of
Cambridge. During my time as a graduate student, I taught at the University
of Nottingham and King’s College London. Before joining the
Department at SU in 2003, I worked as Assistant Editor on the Vienna Edition
of the writings of the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein.
I have been attracted by the pluralistic approach to philosophy at SU. The
department encourages different and innovative approaches to philosophical
questions and emphasizes a Socratic approach to teaching. I am particularly
excited about the opportunity to teach courses in Asian philosophy.
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