Vermont Humanities

William Edelglass

Man giving a talk in a bike shop
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Image of William EdelglassWilliam Edelglass is Director of Studies at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies and Associate Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies at Emerson College. Recent projects include work on phenomenology and climate ethics; rethinking faith and reason in Indian Buddhism; Buddhism and human dignity; the limits of language; and critical reflections on the science of meditation.

He 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 William’s interview with 3:AM Magazine 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 (

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Talks by William Edelglass

Vermont Humanities*** June 27, 2016