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Dr David Rousseau
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 emerging worldviews.
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.