Douglas L. Berger

is Professor of Comparative Philosophy and Director of the Centre of Intercultural Philosophy at Leiden University in the Netherlands. He has written dozens of essays on South Asian and East Asian traditions of philosophy and cross-cultural theories of interpretation, as well as two monographs, “The Veil of Maya:” Schopenhauer’s System and Early Indian Thought (Global Academic Publications, 2004) and Encounters of Mind: Luminosity and Personhood in Indian and Chinese Thought (SUNY Press, 2015). He has also co-edited, with JeeLoo Liu, an important collection of essays entitled Nothingness in Asian Philosophy (Routledge, 2014) and is the current editor of the University of Hawai’i book series Dimensions of Asian Spirituality. He has also served as the former president of the international Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy.

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