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Dr. Wayne Borody

Wayne Borody
Dr. Wayne Borody
Faculty of Arts & Science - Political Science, Philosophy and Economics, Associate Professor
office: H309
email: wayneb@nipissingu.ca
tel: 705.474.3450      
ext: 4562
fax: 705.474.1947
web: Wayne Borody Website

Education:

BA, University of Guelph;
MA, McMaster University;
PhD, McMaster University

Research Interests:

​My primary area of scholarly interest is twofold: the early Greek philosophical tradition and the early Indian. Currently, I am engaged in writing a book-length manuscript dealing with Friedrich Nietzsche's first major work, the Birth of Tragedy . My concern in this project is Nietzsche's particular use of Greek and Indian sources in defence of his argument in the Birth of Tragedy . I might be overstating "the case of Nietzsche," but in many respects his Birth of Tragedy stands to modern culture with as much significance ​and complexity as Darwin 's Origin of Species.

I am also interested in what has come to be called "Transhumanism," or "Posthumanism"-the view that humans are destined to morph into beings with characteristics different from those that currently characterize "the human" (eg., physical mortality, a restricted number of cognitive and physical senses, and a particular arrangement of bodily attributes). If Transhumanism were to have a "motto", as the ' cogito ergo sum ' of the Enlightenment or the ' existence precedes essence ' of Existentialism, an appropriate one might be that coined by the Canadian author Christopher Dewdney: ' vinyl is as natural as lichen .' An interesting yet difficult idea to contemplate.

Publications:

2007. Submission of a Paper: “The Manusmriti on the Fear of the Horror of Existence,” Journal on Indian Philosophy and Religion (12 pages)

2007. Refereed Article in a Book: "Nietzsche in the Ganges : Ānanda and the Unio Mystica in the Birth of Tragedy ." Rethinking Mysticism, ed. Chandana Chakrabarti. Cambridge Scholars Press, forthcoming 2007.

http://www.c-s-p.org

2006. Refereed Article in Conference Proceedings : "The Role of the Concept of "Eros" in the Birth of Tragedy." Competing Diversities: Traditional Sexualities and Modern Western Sexual Identity Constructions , ed. Lars Ivar Owesen-Lein Borge, forthcoming 2007

http://www.enkidumagazine.com/art/2005/080305/E_033_080305.htm

2005. Publication of a book : "Sadyojyoti's Bhoga Kārikā : A Translation and Commentary. Motilal Banarsidass Publishers."

http://www.amazon.ca/exec/obidos/ASIN/8120829352

2004. Refereed Article , "Nietzsche on the Cross: The Defence of Personal Freedom in the Birth of Tragedy ." Humanitas (pp. 1-18).

www.nhinet.org/borody16-2.pdf

2004. Referreed Article , "The Politics of Immediacy: Martin Heidegger's Nazi-Era Critique of Plato," The Examined Life , V, 18.

http://examinedlifejournal.com/index.shtml

2000. Refereed Article, "Classical Greek Philosophical Paideia in Light of the Post-Modern Occidentalism of Jacques Derrida" (pp. 1-14). Paideia: Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress in Philosophy

http://www.bu.edu/wcp/Papers/Gend/GendBoro.htm

Published Article , "Figuring the Phallogocentric Argument with Respect to the Classical Greek Philosophical Tradition," Nebula: A Netzine of the Arts and Science, Vol. 13 (pp. 1-27).

http://kenstange.com/nebula/feat013/feat013.html

1997. Refereed Article : "The Trials of Arjuna and Socrates: Physical Bodies, Violence and Sexuality, " Asian Philosophy , 7 (3 ), 221-233.

http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/archive/casp-con.asp

1984. Refereed Article in Conference Proceedings : "Annambhatta's Conception of Language in the Tarka Samgraha," South Asian Horizons, 155-162

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3680/is_199604/ai_n8754293

1978. Editorial Credits : "Vol I, The Collected Works of Bertrand Russell", Bertrand Russell Archives, Hamilton, Ontario.

http://www.mcmaster.ca/russdocs/russell.htm

Courses Taught:

​Introduction To Philosophy Phil 1115E
Origins of Western Philosophy Phil 2305
Classical Indian Philosophy PHIL 3706 -FAO1
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