Edward Slingerland

Edward Slingerland

Professor, Dept. of Asian Studies

Canada Research Chair in Chinese Thought and Embodied Cognition

Director, Cultural Evolution of Religion Research Consortium

Co-Director, Centre for the Study of Human Evolution, Cognition and Culture

Associate Member, Depts. of Philosophy and Psychology

Faculty of Arts

Vancouver Campus


Asia, China, Philosophy / Ethics, Religion

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work phone: 604-827-3160


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Tel: 604.822.2644

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Asian Studies, Chinese philosophy, philosophy, religion, religion and conflict, secularism, spontaneity, ethics, science-humanities integration, interdisciplinarity, interdisciplinary research

In the Media

CBC interview on new book: Trying Not to Try: The Art and Science of Spontaneity Global TV interview on new book Trying Not to Try: The Art and Science of Spontaneity UBC annual report story: Digging into Religion View more here.

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Photo credits: Martin Dee, UBC