Assistant Professor of Religion John Krummel recently presented a talk “Philosophy and Japanese Philosophy in the World” at the University of Tokyo Center for Philosophy (UTCP). The talk was part of the program, “Opening up tetsugaku: the making of the Journal of Japanese Philosophy,” held on Jan. 10. Krummel serves as an editor of the Journal of Japanese Philosophy, published by SUNY Press.
“The conference and workshop gave me a chance to touch base with other editors and editorial and advisory board members of the Journal of Japanese Philosophy and to discuss with them and others in attendance the question of ‘What is Japanese philosophy?'” explains Krummel. “Others in attendance asked some penetrating questions of us as presenters, which made for an interesting and fruitful conversation on the topic.”
In addition to Krummel, presentations were made by experts from the UTCP, Kyoto University, University of Tokyo, University of Helsinki, The Chinese University of Hong Kong and the University of Guam.
Prior to working at the Colleges, Krummel worked for seven years at Temple University after serving short tenures at several different colleges and universities.
Krummel received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the New School for Social Research in 1999 and received an additional Ph.D. in religion at Temple University. His writings have been published in Auslegung, PoMo Magazine, Dao, and International Philosophical Quarterly, Existentia, Research in Phenomenology and Philosophy Today. He has also written an entry for the online Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, and has translated works from Japanese and from German into English for the publication.