David Rousseau

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Dr David Rousseau

Director of Centre for Systems Philosophy

Addlestone, Surrey

Visiting Research Fellow - Centre for Systems Studies (HUBS)

Email: david.rousseau@systemsphilosophy.org

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 emerging worldviews.


Rousseau, D. (2013) Systems Philosophy and the Unity of Knowledge. Forthcoming in Systems Research and Behavioral Science

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. 43-80.

Rousseau, D. (2011)  Near-Death Experiences and the Mind-Body Relationship: A Systems-Theoretical Perspective, Journal of Near-Death Studies, 29, pp. 399-435. 

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.




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