Research Profile

Adam Loughnane

Biography

Adam Loughnane is currently Lecturer in Philosophy at University College Cork and Co-Director of the Irish Institute of Japanese Studies. His research and teaching center on the phenomenological and aesthetic traditions of Europe and Asia. Focusing mostly on French and Japanese philosophies, Adam explores themes such as non-duality, non-theistic conceptions of faith, existentialism, phenomenological accounts of motion, perception, and expression, as well as intercultural philosophical methodology. He is currently completing a project entitled "Nishida and Merleau-Ponty: Artistic Expression as 'Motor-Perceptual faith,'" (SUNY 2018) which places the Japanese "Kyoto School" philosopher, Nishida Kitarō in dialogue with the French Phenomenologist, Maurice Merleau-Ponty. Adam is editing a forthcoming volume on the last living "Kyoto School" philosopher, Ueda Shizuteru (Springer, 2018). His work in intercultural philosophy and aesthetics has been published in Philosophy East and West, The European Journal of Japanese Philosophy, Performance Philosophy, Polylog, and soon the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.  Adam is spearheading UCC's Philosophy in Schools initiative and is very excited to help philosophy flourish at all levels of Irish education.  

Research Interests

Japanese Philosophy, 'Kyoto School', Continental Philosophy, Phenomenology, Aesthetics, East-West Comparative Philosophy, Intercultural Philosophy, Comparative Aesthetics, Existentialism, Existential-Phenomenology, Merleau-Ponty, Heidegger, Nishida, Ueda, Dōgen, Expression, Motor-Perception, Faith

Publications

Books

 YearPublication
(2018)Merleau-Ponty and Nishida: Artistic Expression as Motor-Perceptual Faith [Forthcoming. SUNY].
Adam Loughnane (2018) Merleau-Ponty and Nishida: Artistic Expression as Motor-Perceptual Faith [Forthcoming. SUNY]. New York: SUNY. [Details]

Edited Books

 YearPublication
(2018)Language, Experience and Zen: The Works of Ueda Shizuteru [Forthcoming]
Adam Loughnane, Ralf Müller, Raquel Bouso-Garcia (Ed.). (2018) Language, Experience and Zen: The Works of Ueda Shizuteru [Forthcoming] New York: Springer. [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2018)'“Poetic Language in the Philosophies of Ueda and Heidegger”'
Adam Loughnane (2018) '“Poetic Language in the Philosophies of Ueda and Heidegger”' In: Language, Experience and Zen: The Works of Ueda Shizuteru Tetsugaku Companion to the Philosophy of Ueda Shizuteru [Forthcoming]. New York: Springer. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2017)'MERLEAU-PONTY AND NISHIDA: "INTEREXPRESSION" AS MOTOR-PERCEPTUAL FAITH'
Loughnane, A (2017) 'MERLEAU-PONTY AND NISHIDA: "INTEREXPRESSION" AS MOTOR-PERCEPTUAL FAITH'. Philosophy East & West, 67 :710-737 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'“Zum Verhältnis von Performance und Philosophie im Kontext asiatischer Philosophien”'
Adam Loughnane (2016) '“Zum Verhältnis von Performance und Philosophie im Kontext asiatischer Philosophien”'. Polylog: Zeitschrift für interkulturelles Philosophieren, 35 [Details]
(2016)'“Merleau-Ponty and Nishida: Art, Depth, and Seeing-without-a-Seer”'
Adam Loughnane (2016) '“Merleau-Ponty and Nishida: Art, Depth, and Seeing-without-a-Seer”'. European Journal of Japanese Philosophy, [Details]
(2016)'Expression and Bodily Faith in Natalie Heller’s First Impressions'
Adam Loughnane (2016) 'Expression and Bodily Faith in Natalie Heller’s First Impressions'. Journal of Performance Philosophy, 2 (1)   [Details]
(2015)'“Performing Philosophy in Asian Traditions – Nishida Kitarō”'
Adam Loughnane (2015) '“Performing Philosophy in Asian Traditions – Nishida Kitarō”'. Journal of Performance Philosophy, [Details]

Book Reviews

 YearPublication
(2018)Maraldo's Crossing Paths with Nishida.
Adam Loughnane (2018) Maraldo's Crossing Paths with Nishida. Book Reviews [Details]
(2012)The End of Comparative Philosophy and the Task of Comparative Thinking.
Adam Loughnane (2012) The End of Comparative Philosophy and the Task of Comparative Thinking. Book Reviews [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2007)North American Heidegger Circle
Adam Loughnane (2007) “Heidegger's Poetic Language and the Ethical Will” North American Heidegger Circle [Details]

Encyclopedia Entries

 YearPublication
(2018)Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Japanese Aesthetics.
Adam Loughnane, Graham Parkes (2018) Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Japanese Aesthetics. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Encyclopedia Entries.   [Details]

Translations

 YearPublication
(2018)Ueda, l'ecteur d'Eckhart.
Bernard Stevens (2018) Ueda, l'ecteur d'Eckhart. Translations [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2014Japan Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship Japan Foundation
2011Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst PhD Fellowship DAAD
2011Irish Research Council Doctoral Fellowship Irish Research Council for Humanities and Social Sciences

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Irish Institute for Japanese Studies Co-Director01-JAN-16 / 31-AUG-16

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
French FluentFluentFluent
German FunctionalFunctionalFunctional
Japanese BasicBasicBasic

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