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Jason Wirth, PhD

Professor and Department Chair, Philosophy
Associate Appointment, Film Studies


Jason Wirth CV (PDF)

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.

Courses Taught

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.


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).