Jason Wirth, PhD

PhD, Philosophy

Professor and Department Chair, Philosophy
Associate Appointment, Film Studies

Phone: 206-296-2135

Building/Room: Casey 430-03

Jason Wirth CV (PDF)

Teaching and Research Interests

German philosophy from Kant to the present, comparative philosophy (especially Mahāyāna Buddhist philosophy) , aesthetics, film-philosophy, contemporary French philosophy, ethics (especially ecological ethics), and Africana philosophy


Dr. Jason M. Wirth is professor of philosophy at Seattle University and works and teaches in the areas of Continental Philosophy, Buddhist Philosophy, Aesthetics, and Environmental Philosophy. His recent books include Nietzsche and Other Buddhas: Philosophy after Comparative Philosophy (Indiana 2019), Mountains, Rivers, and the Great Earth: Reading Gary Snyder and Dōgen in an Age of Ecological Crisis (SUNY 2017), a monograph on Milan Kundera (Commiserating with Devastated Things, Fordham 2015), Schelling’s Practice of the Wild (SUNY 2015), and the co-edited volume (with Bret Davis and Brian Schroeder), Japanese and Continental Philosophy: Conversations with the Kyoto School (Indiana 2011).

He is the associate editor and book review editor of the journal, Comparative and Continental Philosophy. He is currently completing a manuscript on the cinema of Terrence Malick as well as a work of ecological philosophy called Turtle Island Anarchy. He was ordained in 2010 in Japan as a priest in the Soto Zen lineage and is the founder and co-director of the Seattle University EcoSangha (