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Dr David Rousseau
Director of Centre for Systems Philosophy
Visiting Research Fellow - Centre for Systems Studies (HUBS)
Tel: 01932 848312
Main Areas of Interest in Spirituality
1. Philosophical implications of
mystical and spiritual experiences
2. Spirituality as an emerging component
of modern worldviews
3. Spirituality as common ground between
science and religion
Spirituality is positively correlated with
personal and social welfare outcomes, but these benefits are at
risk so long as the ontological foundations of spirituality are in
dispute. Philosophical and scientific research into the
nature and foundations of spiritual and mystical experiences have
the potential to expand the ontological foundations of the
scientific world-view, and thus provide objectively credible
underpinnings for spirituality, securing its integration into
Rousseau, D. (2013) Systems Philosophy and the Unity of
Knowledge. Forthcoming in Systems Research and Behavioral
Rousseau, D. (2012) The Implications of Near-Death
Experiences for Research into the Survival of Consciousness,
Journal of Scientific Exploration, Vol. 26, No. 1, pp.
Rousseau, D. (2011) Near-Death
Experiences and the Mind-Body Relationship: A Systems-Theoretical
Perspective, Journal of Near-Death Studies, 29, pp.
Rousseau, D. (2011) Understanding
Spiritual Awareness in Terms of Anomalous Information Access,
The Open Information Science Journal - Special Issue:
Information and Spirituality, 3, pp. 40-53.
Rousseau, D. (2011). Physicalism,
Christianity and the Near-Death Experience: An essay review of
Michael Marsh's "Out-of-Body and Near-Death Experiences:
Brain-state Phenomena or Glimpses of Immortality?",
Journal of the Society for Psychical Research, Vol.
75.4, No. 905, pp. 225-234.