Professor Edward Slingerland
Department of Asian Studies
Professor Slingerland holds the Canada Research Chair in Chinese Thought and Embodied Cognition at UBC, where he also holds adjunct appointments in Philosophy and Psychology. His research specialties and teaching interests include Warring States (5th-3rd c. B.C.E.) Chinese thought, religious studies, cognitive linguistics, ethics, and the relationship between the humanities and the natural sciences. His publications include Effortless Action: Wu-wei as Conceptual Metaphor and Spiritual Ideal in Early China, the Analects of Confucius, What Science Offers the Humanities: Integrating Body & Culture, and Creating Consilience: Integrating the Sciences and Humanities (co-edited with Mark Collard), as well as numerous scholarly articles. He is currently also Principal Investigator on a large Canadian government grant on “The Evolution of Religion and Morality” and Director of the Cultural Evolution of Religion Research Consortium.
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