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Adam Buben

Assistant Professor

Name
Dr. A.J. Buben
Telephone
+31 70 800 9469
E-mail
a.j.buben@luc.leidenuniv.nl

Adam Buben is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Leiden University. Much of his research—most notably his monograph Meaning and Mortality in Kierkegaard and Heidegger: Origins of the Existential Philosophy of Death (2016)—has dealt with the topic of death in the history of philosophy. Recently, he has turned his attention toward a large endeavor that concerns the varied impact of technological developments on the philosophy of death.

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Biography

Adam Buben is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Leiden University. Much of his research—most notably his monograph Meaning and Mortality in Kierkegaard and Heidegger: Origins of the Existential Philosophy of Death (2016)—has dealt with the topic of death in the history of philosophy. Recently, he has turned his attention toward a large endeavor that concerns the varied impact of technological developments on the philosophy of death. He is particularly interested in the fascinating question of the desirability of immortality, which has him working across continental, analytic, and Asian traditions. Before coming to the Netherlands, Adam spent time studying and teaching in Denmark, Guam, Japan, and the US. He currently offers historically grounded courses in both Asian and European traditions.

Academic Expertise

  • Philosophy of Death
  • 19th and 20th Century Continental Philosophy
  • Existentialism
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Death and Technology
  • Comparative Philosophy

Courses

  • History of Philosophy
  • ​Philosophies of the World
  • Feminist Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Topics in Philosophy: Existentialism

 

Guest

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Instituut voor Wijsbegeerte

Work address

P.J. Veth
Nonnensteeg 1-3
2311 VJ Leiden
Room number 2.24

Contact

Assistant Professor

  • Faculty Governance and Global Affairs
  • Leiden University College

Work address

Anna van Buerenplein
Anna van Buerenplein 301
2595 DG The Hague
Room number 4.42

Contact

  • Buben A.J., Helms E. & Stokes P. (2019), Introduction: Kierkegaard's Life, Context, and Legacy. In: Buben A.J., Helms E., Stokes P. (Eds.) The Kierkegaardian Mind. Routledge Philosophical Minds: Routledge. 1-14.book chapter
  • Buben A.J. (2019), Kierkegaard and the Desirability of Immortality. In: Buben A.J., Helms E., Stokes P. (Eds.) The Kierkegaardian Mind. Routledge Philosophical Minds: Routledge. 351-361.book chapter
  • Buben A.J., Helms E. & Stokes P. (Eds.) (2019), The Kierkegaardian Mind Routledge Philosophical Minds: Routledge.editorship of book
  • Buben A.J. (2018), Heidegger, Curing Aging, and the Desirability of Immortality. In: Aho K. (Ed.) Existential Medicine: Essays on Health and Illness.: Rowman and Littlefield. 115-128.book chapter
  • Buben A.J. (2018), Pascal and his Wager in the Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Centuries. In: Bartha P., Pasternack L. (Eds.) Pascal’s Wager.: Cambridge University Press. 84-100.book chapter
  • Buben A.J. (13 November 2017), A Philosopher Left His Corpse on Public Display to Shatter Societal Delusions about Death Interviewed by Goldhill O. [interview].other
  • Buben A.J. (2017), Kierkegaard’s Philosophy of Death: Between Socrates and Epicurus. In: Burgess A., McDonald W. (Eds.) Acta Kierkegaardiana VII: Kierkegaard and Classical Greek Thought. no. 7 Nitra and Toronto: Central European Research Institute of Søren Kierkegaard and Kierkegaard Circle. 173-186.book chapter
  • Buben A.J. (2017), Personal Immortality in Transhumanism and Ancient Indian Philosophy, Philosophy East and West .article in journal
  • Buben A.J. (2017), Sterven voor onsterfelijkheid. Interviewed by Claudia Galgau for Filosofie Magazine [interview].other
  • Buben A.J. (2016), C. Stephen Evans: Passionate Reason: Making Sense of Kierkegaard’s ‘Philosophical Fragments’ Review of: C. Stephen Evans (1992) Passionate Reason: Making Sense of Kierkegaard’s ‘Philosophical Fragments’, Kierkegaard Research: Sources, Reception and Resources 18(2).book review
  • Buben A.J. (2016), Heidegger and the Supposed Meaninglessness of Personal Immortality, Journal of the American Philosophical Association 2(3).article in journal
  • Buben A.J. (2016), Meaning and Mortality in Kierkegaard and Heidegger: Origins of the Existential Philosophy of Death: Northwestern University Press.book
  • Buben A.J. (2016), The Promise and Peril of Avoiding Death (Lecture).other
  • Buben A.J. (2015), Resources for Overcoming the Boredom of Immortality in Fischer and Kierkegaard. In: Michael Cholbi (Ed.) Immortality and the Philosophy of Death.: Rowman and Littlefield. 205-219.book chapter
  • Buben A.J. (2015), Technology of the Dead: Objects of Loving Remembrance or Replaceable Resources?, Philosophical Papers 44(1): 15-37.article in journal
  • Buben A.J. (2014), An Attempt at Clarifying Being-towards-death. In: Megan Altman and Hans Pedersen (Ed.) Horizons of Authenticity in Phenomenology, Existentialism, and Moral Psychology.: Springer. 201-217.book chapter
  • Buben A.J. (2014), Death. In: Steven Emmanuel, William McDonald and Jon Stewart (Eds.) Kierkegaard Research: Sources, Reception and Resources, vol. 15 (Kierkegaard’s Concepts), tome 2.: Ashgate. 129-134 [entry in reference work].other
  • Buben A.J. (2014), Dying to. In: Steven Emmanuel, William McDonald and Jon Stewart (Eds.) Kierkegaard Research: Sources, Reception and Resources, vol. 15 (Kierkegaard’s Concepts), tome 2.: Ashgate. 213-218 [entry in reference work].other
  • Buben A.J. (2014), Richard McCombs: The Paradoxical Rationality of Søren Kierkegaard Review of: Richard McCombs The Paradoxical Rationality of Søren Kierkegaard, International Journal of Philosophical Studies 22(4): 635-640.book review
  • Buben A.J. (2013), Heidegger’s Reception of Kierkegaard: the Existential Philosophy of Death, British Journal for the History of Philosophy 21(5): 967-988.article in journal
  • Buben A.J. (2013), Neither Irrationalist nor Apologist: Revisiting Faith and Reason in Kierkegaard, Philosophy Compass 8(3): 318-326.article in journal
  • Buben A.J. (2012), Patrick Sheil: Kierkegaard and Levinas: The Subjunctive Mood Review of: Patrick Sheil Kierkegaard and Levinas: The Subjunctive Mood, Human Studies 34(4): 475-480.book review
  • Buben A.J. (2012), The Perils of Overcoming ‘Worldliness’ in Kierkegaard and Heidegger, Gatherings: The Heidegger Circle Annual 2: 65-88.article in journal
  • Buben A.J. (2011), Christian Hate: Death, Dying, and Reason in Pascal and Kierkegaard. In: Patrick Stokes and Adam Buben (Ed.) Kierkegaard and Death.: Indiana University Press. 65-80.book chapter
  • Buben A.J & Stokes P. (2011), Introduction. In: Patrick Stokes and Adam Buben (Ed.) Kierkegaard and Death.: Indiana University Press. 1-20.book chapter
  • Stokes P. & Buben A.J. (Eds.) (2011), Kierkegaard and Death: Indiana University Press.editorship of book
  • Buben A.J. (2008), Living with Death: Kierkegaard and the Samurai. In: James Giles (Ed.) Kierkegaard and Japanese Thought.: Palgrave Macmillan. 141-158.book chapter
  • Buben A.J. (2007), Background for a Comparison: Kierkegaard and the Samurai. In: Andrew J. Burgess (Ed.) Kierkegaard and Religious Pluralism: Papers of the AAR Kierkegaard, Religion, and Culture Group, and the Søren Kierkegaard Society.: Wipf and Stock. 16-30.conference paper
  • Buben A.J. (2007), Kierkegaard and The Norm (MacDonald) of Death. In: Jeremy Wisnewski (Ed.) Family Guy and Philosophy.. 198-208.book chapter

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