About The Author
Stefan Schindler received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Boston College in 1975. He also did graduate work at Andover Newton Theological Seminary and Cambridge Episcopal Divinity School, and post-graduate work at Harvard Graduate School of Education. After working for The Massachusetts Departments of Human Services and Education, Dr. Schindler became Associate Professor of Philosophy in the Humanities Department at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he taught from 1976 to 1990. He then taught at The University of Pennsylvania and La Salle University in Philadelphia, where he also team-taught for seven years in The Philadelphia Workforce Development Project.
Stefan is the poet-vocalist for two world-beat fusion bands, The Psychic Pioneers and Coyote Chris and Don Stefan; the latter also names a CD, released in 1998.
Schindler's other books include The Tao of Socrates: Eastern Wisdom and the Birth of Western Philosophy and America's Indochina Holocaust: The History and Global Matrix of The Vietnam War. He is a Trustee of The Life Experience School and Peace Abbey, and with Justice Lewis Randa co-founded "The National Registry for Conscientious Objection." Dr. Schindler wrote The Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Awards for John Lennon and Howard Zinn. Schindler and Randa co-wrote The Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Award for The Dalai Lama.
Dr. Schindler now lives in Salem, Massachusetts, and teaches at Salem State University, where he is Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy. He is working on his next two books, Existential Zen and Global Mind Change.
Visit the Discoursing With The Gods Blog for articles by Stefan Schindler.