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William Edelglass

Image of William EdelglassWilliam Edelglass teaches philosophy, environmental studies, and Buddhist studies at Marlboro College. He has published widely in Buddhist philosophy, environmental philosophy, and 20th-century European philosophy. Recent projects include work on: phenomenology and climate ethics; rethinking faith and reason in Indian Buddhism; Buddhism and human dignity; the limits of language; deep time; and happiness and the science of meditation.  His work has been supported by grants from the Templeton Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He currently serves as  chair of the board of directors of the International Association of Environmental Philosophy and co-editor of the journal Environmental Philosophy. William is also co-editor of Buddhist Philosophy: Essential Readings (Oxford University Press, 2009), the Oxford Handbook of World Philosophy (Oxford University Press, 2011), and Facing Nature: Levinas and Environmental Thought. William also serves on the editorial boards for a number of journals. For more on his scholarly work, see a recent interview William did with 3:AM Magazine and another with Insight Journal, or this conversation with William on the Imperfect Buddha Podcast.

William is the principal scholar for the Brattleboro Words Project, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities as part of their Creating Humanities Communities program. The Project brings together local people and institutions, including schools, community groups, and individuals to explore the intersection of history, people, places, and writing. Through spatial storytelling, the Words Project aims to increase sense of place, with many different voices and approaches contributing to a multilayered map of the Brattleboro area for walking, biking, and driving tours, as well as other events (www.brattleborowords.org).

For more about William see: https://www.marlboro.edu/academics/undergraduate/faculty#edelglass_william

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