A half-hour interview with political theorist Dimitri Vouros on the theme of Buddhist philosophy, ethics, and lethal violence. With thanks to producer David Rutledge of The Philosopher’s Zone, and the AAP (Australasian Association of Philosophy) for sponsoring the programme.



Poem in Westerly Magazine 67.2: https://westerlymag.com.au/issues/67-2/

Short interview with Counterpoint program host Amanda Vanstone on killing and Buddhism, in Myanmar, and in state-sanctioned warfare (December 5th): https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/counterpoint/counterpoint/14110658

An article-essay for AEON Journal, in response to some popular and academic discourse on the theme of Buddhism and killing. Published online October 31st, 2022: https://aeon.co/essays/if-killing-is-antithetical-to-buddhism-how-can-they-do-it


Short story published in Westerly Magazine 67.1 (July 2022): https://westerlymag.com.au/digital_archives/westerly-67-1/

Philosophical monograph published by Springer Verlag (Singapore), June 21st 2022, as e-book (printed version available from July; chapters available as downloads). This book provides a comprehensive philosophical account of the normative status of killing in Buddhism. Its argument theorises on relevant Buddhist philosophical grounds the metaphysical, phenomenological and ethical dimensions of the distinct intentional classes of killing, in dialogue with some elements of Western philosophical thought. In doing so, it aims to provide a descriptive account of the causal bases of intentional killing, a global justification and elucidation of Buddhist norms regarding killing, and an intellectual response to and critique of alternative conceptions of such norms presented in recent Buddhist Studies scholarship. It examines early and classical Buddhist accounts of the evaluation of killing, systematising and rationally assessing these claims on both Buddhist and contemporary Western philosophical grounds. The book provides the conceptual foundation for the discussion, engaging original reconstructive philosophical analyses to both bolster and critique classical Indian Buddhist positions on killing and its evaluation, as well as contemporary Buddhist Studies scholarship concerning these positions. In doing so, it provides a systematic and critical account of the subject hitherto absent in the field. Engaging Buddhist philosophy from scholastic dogmatics to epistemology and metaphysics, this book is relevant to advanced students and scholars in philosophy and religious studies: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-981-19-2441-5?noAccess=true

Short article on the contemporary relations and state of play between technoscience, the state, and the person as technobiotic consumer and political-economic subject, broadly construed, and in a broadly post-Heideggerian register:


Interview published on the Ploughshares Journal blog (January 27, 2022) with American poet Ravi Shankar on his memoir “Correctional” – https://blog.pshares.org/my-hope-is-this-book-is-not-simply-a-literary-artefact-and-that-it-is-used-for-more-than-my-own-personal-redemption-an-interview-with-ravi-shankar/?fbclid=IwAR3SP4Vr0dwh38bLGw-DlZPVP2wOXKMV4DmI28vfg7XNGv6tQy8xgx3-7Z8

Buddhist-philosophical short essay published on Academia Letters, August 18th, 2021:


Article on the ongoing U.S. prosecution/persecution of J. Assange, and its relation to the Australian state, as of early-March 2021. Published online by Overland Journal (March 3rd):