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Robert McDermott

Philosophy, Spirituality, and Community—A Professor's Journey

Join Michael Lerner in dialogue with California Institute of Integral Studies President Emeritus Robert McDermott as they explore his journey in wisdom philosophy, Hindu and Buddhist spiritualities, inclusive and esoteric Christianity, CIIS and higher education, and anthroposophy—including Waldorf education, biodynamic farming, ecology, arts, and karma (birth, life, old age, death, rebirth).

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Robert McDermott

Robert is president emeritus and professor of philosophy and religion at the California Institute of Integral Studies. He served as president and chair of the board of many institutions, including the Rudolf Steiner Institute (1983-94) and the Sophia Project for Mothers and Children at Risk of Homelessness in West Oakland and San Rafael (1999–2014).

His publications include: Radhakrishnan (1970), The Essential Aurobindo (1974; 1987), co-editor, The Spirit of Modern India (1974; 2009), Six Pillars: Introductions to the Major Works of Sri Aurobindo (1974; 2012), The Essential Steiner (1984), The Bhagavad Gita and the West (2009), The New Essential Steiner (2009), and many essays on philosophy, spirituality, and American thought. He is currently writing Unique Not Alone—Steiner and Others.