A short introductionRichard Grego is a Professor of Philosophy and Cultural History at Florida State College and works in the area of comparative philosophy of science and religion—specifically involving metaphysics and philosophy of mind, the implications of developments in theoretical physics and cosmology for philosophy/religion, and cultural-intellectual history. He has recently researched/published on the transmission of neo-Vedanta conceptions of metaphysics and consciousness to the West and the influence of scientism and naturalism on Western intellectual history. His latest publications include studies of environmental thought in the history of American philosophy in 'History of Intellectual Culture Journal' (Vol. 10 .1, 2013), Gandhi’s ethics and Vedanta philosophy in 'Gandhi And The World' (Lexington Books, 2018), Sri Aurobinda’s metaphysics of consciousness in 'The Philosophy of Sri Aurobindo' (Bloomsbury, 2019), Abraham Maslow’s 'Psychology of Science' and modern scientism in the 'International Journal of Transpersonal Studies' (forthcoming) and the book 'Sensual Austerity and Moral Leadership: Cross Cultural Perspectives from Plato, Confucius, and Gandhi' (Palgrave Macmillan, 2021, co-authored with Aurobinda Mahapatra) on how conceptions of the mind-body relationship influenced classical political philosophies across cultures. He also contributes to the website InfiniteDiscoveries.org.
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