Jason Wirth, Ph.D.
Professor of Philosophy and Associate Professor of Film Studies, Seattle University
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 Africana Philosophy. He is also a Buddhist priest in the Soto Zen lineage.
His recent books include a monograph on Milan Kundera (Commiserating with Devastated Things, Fordham, 2015), Schelling’s Practice of the Wild (SUNY, 2015), The Conspiracy of Life: Meditations on Schelling and His Time (SUNY, 2003), a translation of the third draft of The Ages of the World (SUNY, 2000), the edited volume Schelling Now (Indiana, 2004), Schelling’s Practice of the Wild (SUNY, 2015), the co-edited volume (with Bret Davis and Brian Schroeder), Japanese and Continental Philosophy: Conversations with the Kyoto School (Indiana, 2011), and The Barbarian Principle: Merleau-Ponty, Schelling, and the Question of Nature (SUNY, 2013). His forthcoming book, due in early 2017 with The SUNY Series in Environmental Philosophy and Ethics, is called Mountains, Rivers and the Great Earth: Reading Gary Snyder and Dōgen in an Age of Ecological Crisis. He is the associate editor and book review editor of the journal, Comparative and Continental Philosophy (and its attendant book series, published by Northwestern University Press). He is completing a manuscript called Zen and Zarathustra as well as a study of the cinema of Terrence Malick.
He is a co-director of three philosophical societies: The Comparative and Continental Philosophy Circle (CCPC), The Pacific Association for the Continental Tradition (PACT), and the North American Schelling Society (NASS).