Director, Center for Ethics of Science and Technology
Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University.
Professor,Department of Philosophy
Faculty of Arts
Bangkok 10330, THAILAND
Tel. +66 (0) 2218-4756; Fax. +66 (0) 2218-4755
Personal web page: http://pioneer.chula.ac.th/~hsoraj/web/soraj.html
Last updated on December 7, 2015
1991 Ph.D. (philosophy), Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA
Ph. D. Dissertation: "Imagination in Kant's Critique of Pure Reason."
Thesis adviser: Frederick Beiser.
1986 M.A. (philosophy), Indiana University.
1983 B.A. (First Class Honors) English, Chulalongkorn University.
Areas of Specialization
bioethics, philosophy of technology, modern Western philosophy, science in culture
Ethics and Science, Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to Logic, Symbolic Logic, Seminar in Epistemology, Critical Reasoning, Philosophy and Literature, German Philosophy, Science in Culture and Society
Organizer: The First International Conference of the Asia-Pacific Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics (APSAFE2013), November 28 – 30, 2013. http://www.apsafe2013.org/
Organizer: The Third Asia-Pacific Computing and Philosophy Conference, Chulalongkorn University, November 2-4, 2007
Organizer: The Eighth Asian Bioethics Conference, Chulalongkorn University, March 19-23, 2007 (supported by the Wellcome Trust).
Organizer: The Second Asia-Pacific Computing and Philosophy Conference, Chulalongkorn University, January 7-9, 2005.
Organizer: International Conference on Information Technology and Universities in Asia (ITUA 2002), Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University, April 3-5, 2002.
Project on “Creating an Environment for Open Science in Thailand,” funded by Chulalongkorn University
Project on “Foundations in Ethics and Political Philosophy of Corruption,” funded by the National Research Council of Thailand
Project on “Creating an Immunity for Local Communities through Recognition of Bundle of Forestry Rights: Towards Sustainable Management of Forest Resources under the Philosophy of Sufficiency Economy,” funded by the National Research Council of Thailand
Project on “Strategy Formulation in Support of Non-Timber Uses and Conservation of Trees under the Three Forests, Four Benefits Principle,” funded by the National Research Council of Thailand
Project on “Ethics of Big Data,” funded by the World Class University Project, Chulalongkorn University
Project on “Information Technology, Human Security and Global Justice,” funded by the Silver Jubilee Fund, Chulalongkorn University
Project on “Ethics of Sex Change Surgery: When Biology becomes a Choice,” funded by the Silver Jubilee Fund, Chulalongkorn University
Project on “The Philosophy of Intellectual Property Rights,” funded by the Thailand Research Fund
Project on “Buddhism in World Literature,” funded by the 100th Anniversary Academic Project, Chulalongkorn University
Project on “Aging and Health: Social and Spiritual Dimensions,” funded by World Class University Project, Chulalongkorn University
Project on “Ethical implications of Aging,” funded by the National Research Council of Thailand (contd.)
Project on “Nanotechnology and Asian Values,” part of the Nanoethics Research Group funded by Chulalongkorn University (contd.)
Traveling grant for research and teaching, Erasmus Mundus MA in Applied Ethics Program, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway and Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden.
Research Group on Information Ethics, funded by the Commission on Higher Education, Thailand
Project on “Ethical implications of Aging,” funded by the National Research Council of Thailand
Project on “Nanotechnology and Asian Values,” part of the Nanoethics Research Group funded by Chulalongkorn University
Grant for organizing the Asia-Europe Workshop on Technology and Culture, provided by the International Institute of Asian Studies and the Asia-Europe Foundation.
Grant for organizing the 8th Asian Bioethics Conference, funded by the Wellcome Trust, UK.
Grant for organizing the 3rd Asia-Pacific Computing and Philosophy Conference, granted by the Commission on Higher Education.
“Privacy in Information Technology and Biotechnology,” funded by the Thailand Research Fund
Project on Development of Retirement Index for Government Workers, funded by the National Economic and Social Advisory Board of Thailand.
Local Societies Initiative grant, for the Thousand Stars Buddhism and Science Group. The grant is administered by the Local Societies Initiative, Metanexus Institute, with the objective of promoting dialogs on science and religion.
Project on Development of Teaching Program for the Development of Quality of Life of the Thai Elderly, funded by the National Economic and Social Advisory Council, Thailand.
The Role of the Universities in Information Technology Development in Asia, funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada, in cooperation with the Center for Internet Studies, University of Washington, Seattle, and the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard University. More details.
"ASEAN-EU LEMLIFE", Project for development of a curriculum on bioethics, funded through the Asean-EU University Network Programme, the European Commission.
"Ethics of the Global Digital Divide", funded by the Thailand Research Fund
Co-ordinator for the Project on "Science in Thai Culture and Society", funded by the National Research Council of Thailand.
DAAD Fellowship for a research stay at Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, April 17 to June 17, 2002.
"Desirable Thai Labor Skills in the Future", funded by the Thailand Research Fund.
"Computer-mediated Communication and Thai Culture: A Philosophical Exploration", funded by the Thailand Research Fund.
"Chulalongkorn University and the Society", funded by Research Division, Chulalongkorn University.
"Science in Thai Culture", funded by the Thailand Research Fund.
"Critical Thinking and Thai Culture", funded by the Silver Jubilee Fund, Chulalongkorn University
"Science Education for the Next Century", funded by the Thailand Research Fund.
"Directions for Philosophy in Thailand", funded by the National Research Council of Thailand.
Editor. Food Security and Food Safety in the Twenty-First Century. Springer, 2015.
Philosophy of Language. 2nd Edition. Chulalongkorn University Press, 2015. [in Thai]
Dechung Rinpoche. Three Levels of Spiritual Perception. Translated by Soraj Hongladarom. Bangkok: The Thousand Stars Press, 2010 [in Thai].
Nagarjuna. Fundamental Verses of the Middle Way. Translated by Soraj Hongladarom. Bangkok: The Thousand Stars Press, 2008 [in Thai].
Shantideva. A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life. Translated from an edition by Alan Wallace and Vesna B. Wallace by Soraj Hongladarom. Bangkok: The Thousand Stars Press, 2007 [in Thai].
Editor. Death and Dying: Perspectives from Science and Religion. Bangkok: The Thousand Stars Press, 2005 [in Thai].
Editor. Proceedings of the International Conference on Information Technology and Universities in Asia (ITUA 2002). Bangkok: Chulalongkorn University Press. 2003.
Science in Thai Society and Culture. Bangkok: Institute for Academic Development, 2002 [in Thai].
Symbolic Logic. Bangkok: Project for Dissemination of Academic Works, Faculty of Arts, 2001 [in Thai].
Editor (with Charles Ess). Information Technology Ethics: Cultural Perspectives. Hershey, PA: Idea-Group, 2007.
Editor. Computing and Philosophy in Asia: Selected Papers from the Second Asia-Pacific Computing and Philosophy Conference, Cambridge Scholar Press, 2007.
"Horizon of Philosophy: Knowledge, Philosophy and Thai Society." Monograph of research funded by the National Research Council of Thailand. 1998.
Articles and Book Chapters
Spinoza and Buddhism on the Self, The Oxford Philosopher, 2015
Information Technology: Ethics, in Encyclopedia of Global Bioethics, Springer, 2015
Intellectual Property Rights and Food Security: The Role of External Relations, in Soraj Hongladarom (Ed.) Food Security and Food Safety in the TWenty-first Century, Springer, 2015.
Buddhism, in Handbook of Global Bioethics, Springer, 2015
Review of Tamar Szabo Gendler, Intuition, Imagination & Philosophical Methodology. 2013. Minds and Machines.Volume 23, Issue 4, pp 509-513
Review of Don Ihde, Heidegger’s Technologies: Postphenomenological Perspectives. 2012. Minds and Machines. Available at http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11023-012-9296-9/fulltext.html
Editorial: “Nanoethics in the Asian Context.” 2012. NanoEthics 6 (2) , pp. 117-118.
Ubiquitous computing, empathy and the self. 2012. AI and Society, pp. 1-10.
Personal identity and the self in the online and offline world. 2011. Minds and Machines 21 (4) , pp. 533-548.
The overman and the arahant: Models of human perfection in Nietzsche and Buddhism. 2011. Asian Philosophy 21 (1) , pp. 53-69.
Privacy, the individual and genetic information: A buddhist perspective. 2009. Bioethics 23 (7) , pp. 403-412.
“Cyber-Buddhism: Fundamentalism, the Internet and Public Sphere in Thailand.” In Reflections of Fundamentalism in the Public Sphere: Knowledge, State Power, and Media Communication, Ulrika Martensson and Priscilla Ringrose, eds., I. B. Taurus Publisher, 2011, pp. 216-236 (with Krisadawan Hongladarom).
Nanotechnology, Development and Buddhist Values. Nanoethics (2009). Available online at http://www.springerlink.com/content/120571/?Content+Status=Accepted. (Indexed in SCOPUS)
Universalism and Particularism Debate in “Asian Bioethics”. Asian Bioethics Review. Inaugural Edition (December 2008): 1-14.
Floridi and Spinoza on Global Information Ethics. Ethics and Information Technology (2008) 10:175–187.
Privacy, Contingency, Identity and the Group. In Handbook of Research on Technoethics. Vol. II. R. Luppicini and Rebecca Adell Eds. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. 2008, pp. 496-511.
Can Knowledge be Owned and Commodified? In Global knowledge Cultures. Cushla Kapitzke and Michael A. Peters Eds. Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, 2007:25-40.
Searle and Buddhism on the Mind and the Non-Self. In Searle's Philosophy and Chinese Philosophy. Bo Mou Ed. Leiden: Brill, 2008: 169-188.
Eighth Asian Bioethics Conference. Personalized Medicine 4.3(2007): 373-377.
Global Digital Divide, Global Justice, Cultures and Epistemology. In Information Technology and Social Justice. Emma Rooksby and John Weckert Eds. Hershey, PA: Information Science Publishing, 2007: 93-110.
Information Divide, Information Flow and Global Justice. International Review of Information Ethics 7(2007). Available at http://www.i-r-i-e.net/inhalt/007/08-hongladarom.pdf.
Love in the Age of High Technology: How are Metta and Karuna Possible? Prajna Vihara: Journal of Philosophy and Religion 7.2(2006): 141-156.
Ethics of Bioinformatics: A Convergence between Bioethics and Computer Ethics. Asian Biotechnology and Development Review 9.1(2006): 37-44.
The Asian Information Society and the Aims of Education. Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics 9.1(2005): 151-162.
Categories and Logical Forms in Kant’s Metaphysical Deduction. MANUSYA: Journal of Humanities 8.1(2005): 22-37.
Introduction: the ASEAN-EU LEMLIFE Project. Eubios Journal of Asian and International Bioethics. 14.6(November 2004): 193-194.
Asian Bioethics Revisited: What Is It?, and Is There Such a Thing? Eubios Journal of Asian and International Bioethics 14.6(November 2004): 194-197.
Human Cloning in a Thai Novel: Wimon Sainimnuan's Amata and Thai Cultural Attitudes Toward Biotechnology. In Genomics in Asia: A Clash of Bioethical Interests?. Margaret Sleeboom Ed. London: Kegan Paul, 2004: 85-106.
Cultures and Global Justice. In Cultural Traditions and Contemporary Challenges in Southeast Asia: Hindu and Buddhist. Warayuth Srivorakuel et al Eds. Washington, DC: The Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, 2005: 313-326.
Electronic Monitoring in the Workplace: A Buddhist Perspective. In Electronic Monitoring in the Workplace: Controversies and Solutions. John Weckert Ed. Hershey, PA: Idea Group, 2005: 208-226.
Time, Technology and Globalization. [with Mike Kelly]. Journal of Philosophy in the Contemporary World 11.2(2004): 55-62.
Turning Digital Divide into Digital Dividend: Anticipating Thailand's Demographic Dividend [with Achara Entz]. In Six Last Golden Years of Economic Competitiveness: Results of Demographic Change. Kua Wongbunsin Ed. Bangkok: Thailand Research Fund, 2004, pp. 135-146. [in Thai].
Making Information Transparent as a Means to Close the Global Digital Divide. Minds and Machines 14.1(February 2004): 85-99."
Exploring the Philosophical Terrain of the Digital Divide. In Computers and Philosophy 2003: Selected Papers from the Computers and Philosophy Conference (CAP 2003). J. Weckert and Y. Al-Saggaf Eds. Volume 37 in the Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology Series. Sydney: Australian Computer Society, 2003: 85-90.
Looking Forward: Overcoming the Genetic Divide through Information Technology. Biotechnology and Development Monitor 50 (March 2003): 44.
Politeness in Thai Computer-mediated Communication [with Krisadawan Hongladarom]. In Broadening the Horizon of Linguistic Politeness. Robin Lakoff and Sachiko Ide Eds. John Benjamins, 2005: 145-162.
Growing Science in Thai Soil: Culture and Development of Scientific and Technological Capabilities in Thailand. Science, Technology and Society 9.1(2004): 51-73.
The Web of Time and the Dilemma of Globalization. The Information Society 18(2002): 241-249.
Cross-cultural Epistemic Practices. Social Epistemology 16.1(2002): 83-92.
Globalization, Bioethics and the Cultures of Developing World. Eubios Journal of Asian and International Bioethics 12.3(2002): 103-105.
Hope in the Information Society. In Hopefully Yours: Interdisciplinary Essays on Hope from Scientific and Religious Perspectives. Pune: Jnanam, 2002.
Kulturelle Differenz als kulturelles Konstrukt. In Die Macht der Differenzen. Reinhard Düssel, Geert Edel und Ulrich Schödlbauer Hrsg., Heidelberg: Synchron, 2001: 71-79.
Cultures and Global Justice. Polylog: Forum for Intercultural Philosophizing 2(2001): 1-34. Available at http://www.polylog.org/them/2/fcs2-en.htm.
Democracy and Culture in Thailand. Humanitas Asiatica 1.1(December 2000): 47-67.
Humanistic Learning and the Medical Curriculum. Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand (83.8): 969-974 (with Sukhit Phaosawasdi, Surasak Taneepanichskul, Yuen Tannirandorn, Henry Wilde, and Chumsak Pruksapong).
Negotiating the Global and the Local: How Thai Culture Co-opts the Internet. First Monday 5(8) 2000. Available at http://firstmonday.org/issues/issue5_8/hongladarom/index.html .
A Tune Beyond Us, Yet Ourselves: A Note on Wallace Stevens' The Man With the Blue Guitar. Thoughts (December 1999): 64-71.
Medical Ethics in the Changing Cultural Milieu or Thai Society. Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand 82.11(November 1999): 1174-1180.
Global Culture, Local Cultures, and the Internet: the Thai Example. AI & Society 13(1999): 389-401. Also published in Culture, Technology, Communication: Towards an Intercultural Global Village. Charles Ess and Fay Sudweeksds Eds., Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2001: 307-324.
Review of Wendy Griswold, Cultures and Societies in the Changing World. AI & Society 13(1999): 450-451.
Review of Ray Billington, Understanding Eastern Philosophy. Philosophy in Review. 19.1(February 1999): 3-4.
Buddhism and Human Rights in the Thoughts of Sulak Sivaraksa and Phra Dhammapidok (Prayudh Prayutto). In Buddhism and Human Rights. Damien V. Keown, Charles S. Prebish, and Wayne R. Husted Eds. Curzon Press, 1998: 97-109.
On the Internet and Cultural Differences. APA Newsletters on Computer and Philosophy. Jon Darbolo Ed. 97.2 (Spring 1998): 46-48.
Humanistic Education in Today's and Tomorrow's World. Manusya: Journal of Humanities 1.1(March 1998): 47-58.
Review of Josef Niznik and John T. Sanders, eds., Debate on the Status of Philosophy.
Philosophy in Review. 15.4(August 1997): 271-272.
Buddhism and the Solution of Philosophical Problems. Journal of Buddhist Studies. 4.1(1996): 71-87 (in Thai).
Global Media and Democracy: A Reply to Gwynne Dyer. Dianoia: A Liberal Arts Interdisciplinary Journal 5.1(Spring 1996): 1-8.
Postmodernism in Thai Poetry. Asian Review 1994. Vol. 8: 21-40.
Artistic Creation and Scientific Investigation. Chula Research 16.9(1997): 8-9 (in Thai).
Reflections on Literature and Philosohy upon Reading Saksiri Meesomsueb's Mue Nan Si Khao. Journal of Thai Language and Literature 10.2(1993): 1-15 (in Thai).
Language, Meaning and Truth. Journal of Thai Language and Literature 9.1(1992): 1-21 (in Thai).
Philosophical Problems Concerning Color. Journal of the Faculty of Arts. 24.1(1992): 95-106 (in Thai).
Presented at Meetings
How Buddhist Philosophy is Unique: Content, Orientation and Paradox. Presented at the meeting of the International Society for Buddhist Philosophy (ISBP) at the Annual Meeting of the American Philosophical Association Eastern Division, Atlanta, Georgia, December 27 – 30, 2012.
Introduction to Net Neutrality. Presented at the First Digital Democracy Conference, Center for Ethics of Science and Technology, Chulalongkorn University, November 20, 2012.
Buddhist Perspective on Privacy. Presented at the Tsukuba Workshop on Information Ethics, organized by the Laboratory of Advanced Research, University of Tsukuba, Japan, October 4 – 5, 2012.
Introduction to Ethical Issues in Nanotechnology. Keynote address at the workshop on “Ethics of Nanotechnology - Research and applications,” Colombo, Sri Lanka, organized by the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka, September 11, 2012.
The Extended Lifespan and the Meaning of Life. Presented at the World Congress of Bioethics. Rotterdam, the Netherlands, June 26 – 29, 2012.
Facebook and Thai Politics. Presented at the Fourth ICT and Society Conference, “Critique, Democracy and Philosophy,” May 2 – 4, 2012, Uppsala University, Sweden.
Synthetic Biology, Intellectual Property and Buddhism: A Response to Gregory Kaebnick. Presented at the Fourth GABEX International Meeting, January 7 – 9, 2012, Tokyo, Japan.
Genetic Information: Direct to Consumers or Gatekeeping?. Presented at the Fourth GABEX International Meeting, January 7 – 9, 2012, Tokyo, Japan.
A Buddhist Perspective on Four Vulnerable Groups: Children, Women, the Elderly and the Disabled. Presented at Second International Bioethics, Multiculturalism and Religion Workshop and Conference on Human Vulnerability, Facoltà di Bioetica, Pontificio Ateneo Regina Apostolorum, Rome, Italy, October 9 – 11, 2011.
Intellectual Property Rights and Compassion. Presented at the Conference of the International Association of Computing and Philosophy, July 4 – 6, 2011, Aarhus, Denmark.
Free Speech and Hate Speech. Talk organized by the Thai Netizen Network and Heinrich Böll Foundation, Chulalongkorn University, June 16, 2011.
Limits of Variety in Information Ethics. Keynote panel presented at the CEPE 2011 Conference, “Crossing Boundaries, May 31 – June 3, 2011, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Information Technology and Human Security. Presented at the Society of Philosophy of Technology Meeting, Denton, Texas, May 26 – 29, 2011.
Learning and Interdependence: Towards a Buddhism-Inspired Theory of Learning. Presented at the International Conference on “Exploring Leadership and Learning Theories in Asia Conference 2011 (ELLTA), Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, February 15 – 17, 2011.
Biotechnology as a Tool for Equality and Justice. Presented at the International Workshop on “Asian Biopoleis: Biotechnology & Biomedicine as Emergent Forms of Life & Practice,” National University of Singapore, January 6 – 7, 2011.
A Path toward Genuine Political Pluralism in Thailand. Presented at the International Conference on Rethinking Realities, Reimagining Pluralism: Future Landscapes of Pluralism for Democratic Societies, December 14 – 15, 2010, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
Nietzsche on “The Question Mark”: A Note on The Gay Science, Book Five, Section 346. Presented at the Chulalongkorn International Conference of Oriental Studies (CHICOS) In Commemoration of the Centenary of King Chulalongkorn’s Death, November 23 – 25, 2010.
Genetic Information, Personal Identity and the Self: A Social and Pragmatic Consideration. Presented at the Tenth World Congress of Bioethics, Singapore, July 28 – 31, 2010.
A Reflection on Nalanda Monastery as an Inspiration for Promoting Scientific and Technological Capabilities in Asia. Presented at the Conference on the Bright Dark Ages: Rethinking Needham’s Question, May 20 – 21, 2010, Singapore.
Buddhist Perspective on Self and Identity. Presented at the Workshop on “Who am I Online?”, Aarhus, Denmark, May 10 – 11, 2010.
Ethical Considerations in Nanotechnology and Aging. Presented at the Tenth Asian Bioethics Conference, Tehran, Iran, April 27 – 30, 2009.
Nanotechnology and Buddhist Values. Presented at the Workshop on “Ethics and Society,” Center for Applied Ethics. Linköping University, Linköping, Sweden, 24 – 25 November 2008.
Privacy from a Buddhist Perspective. Presented at the 2nd European Conference on Philosophy of Medicine and Health Care, Tartu, Estonia, 20 – 23 August 2008.
Language, Reality, Emptiness and Laughs. Presented at the 17th Annual Symposium of the Academie-du-Midi, Alet-les-Bains, France, May 12-16, 2008.
Global Culture, Local Cultures and the Internet: Ten Years After. Presented at the 6th International Conference on Cultural Attitudes toward Technology and Communication, Nimes, France, June 24 – 27, 2008.
Nanotechnology and Asian Values. Presented at the International Conference on Science, Technology and Human Values in the Context of Asian Development, National University of Singapore, April 27 – 29, 2008.
Privacy in Asia and Pacific. Presented at the 1st Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Ethical Dimensions of Information Society, Hanoi, Vietnam, March 12 – 14, 2008.
Floridi and Spinoza on Global Information Ethics. Presented at the 3rd Asia-Pacific Computing and Philosophy Conference, November 2 – 4 2007.
Metaphysics of Change and Continuity: Exactly what is changing and what gets continued?. This paper was prepared for “Continuity + Change: Perspectives on Science and Religion,” June 3-7, 2006, in Philadelphia, PA, USA, a program of the Metanexus Institute
The Asia-Pacific Computing and Philosophy Conference, presentation at Stella Maris College, Chennai, India, Feb. 8-9, 2006.
Capacity Building in Research Ethics: Experiences from Thailand, presentation at the International Conference on Research and Health Ethics, Jakarta, Indonesia, 28 November to 2 December 2005, organized by the WHO and the NIH and University of Bergen
The ASEAN-EU LEMLIFE Project: Introduction, Best Practices and Lessons Learned. Presented at the AUNP Grant Holders' Meeting, University of the Philippines, Diliman, August 25-26, 2005.
Transforming Universities: University-Industry Partnerships and Governance of Higher Education Institutions in the ASEAN region. Presented at the AUNP Roundtable Meeting on Regional Cooperation in a Globalizing World, UP Diliman, August 29-31, 2005.
Bioethics and Interdisciplinarity. Presented at the First Bangkok Bioethics Roundtable, September 11-15, 2005, Bangkok, Thailand.
The Digital Divide, Epistemology and Global Justice, presented at the Second Asia-Pacific Computing and Philosophy Conference (AP-CAP 2005), January 7-9, 2005, Novotel Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand.
The Asian Information Society and the Aims of Education, presented at the Ninth International Conference of the Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, Namseoul University, South Korea, August 19-20, 2004.
Exploring the Philosophical Terrain of the Digital Divide. Presented at the Computing and Philosophy Conference, Australian National University, Canberra, October 31 to November 2, 2003.
Is there Asian Bioethics?. Presented at the International Symposium - Dialogue and Promotion of Bioethics in Asia, Kyoto, September 20-14, 2003. Here is the full paper.
Organ Transplantation: A Buddhist Perspective. Presented at the International Symposium - Dialogue and Promotion of Bioethics in Asia, Kyoto, September 20-14, 2003. Here is the full paper.
Cultural Politics of the Global Digital Divide. Presented at the Third International Convention of Asia Scholars, ICAS3, Singapore, August 19-22, 2003.
Bangfai Payanak: Science, Belief and Thai Society. Presented at an International Workshop on Thailand Today: New Perspectives and Approaches, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, February 18-19, 2003.
Science, Technology and the Millennium Goals. Presented at an International Conference on Science, Technology and Innovation: Emerging International Policy Issues, Harvard University, September 23-24, 2002. First draft of the paper is "Community-based Science and Third World Development".
Buddhist Attitude toward Research Ethics. Presented at the International Workshop on Dialogue and Promotion of Bioethics in Asia, Manila Diamond Hotel, The Philippines, 14-16 October, 2002
The Thai Situation in Bioethics. Presented at the International Workshop on Dialogue and Promotion of Bioethics in Asia, Manila Diamond Hotel, The Philippines, 14-16 October, 2002
The Internet, Globalization and Local Cultures. Presented at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, June 7, 2002.
The Internet, Globalization and Local Cultures. Presented at the European Generation of the European Academy of Arts and Science, Kuenstlerhaus, Lenbachplatz, Munich, Germany, June 6, 2002.
Toward A Buddhist Contribution to the Problem of Clash of Cultures: Religions and Globalization in Thailand. Presented at the International Colloquium on "Creative Peace through Encounter of World Cultures", Otto-Friedrich University, Bamberg, Germany, May 4, 2002.
Human Cloning in a Thai Novel: Wimon Sainimnuan's Amata and the Thai Cultural Attitude toward Biotechnology. Paper presented at the International Workshop on Asian Genomics, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands, March 28-29, 2002.
Technology, Science, Design and Control. Paper presented at an international conference on Living with the Genie: Governing Scientific and Technological Transformations of the World in the 21st Century. Columbia University, March 5-7, 2002 (See http://www.livingwiththegenie.org/ ).
Time, Nature, Technology and Globalization. Paper presented at the 12th Biannual Conference of the Society for Philosophy and Technology, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, 9-11, 2001.
Cultures and Global Justice. Paper presented at the International Conference on Cultural Heritage and Contemporary Change at Assumption University, Bangkok, Thailand, on May 9-11, 2001.
Growing Science from Indigenous Source: Science, Globalization and Cultural Identity. Paper presented at the International Conference on Knowledge and East-West Transitions, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Bangalore, India, December 11-14, 2000.
Science War in Thailand: Clashes Between Traditional and Modernized Belief Systems in the Thai Media. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Social Studies of Science and the European Association for the Study of Science and Technology, "Worlds in Transition: Technoscience, Citizenship and Culture in the 21st Century", University of Vienna, Austria, September 27-30, 2000.
"Global Network, Local Cultures and Cognitive Evaluation." Paper to be presented at the Annual Computers and Philosophy Conference, CAP 2000, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, 10 -12 August 2000.
"Negotiating the Global and the Local: Some Philosophical Reflections on the Role of the Internet in Local Cultures." Paper Presented at the Eighth East-West Philosophers' Conference, Univerisity of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, January 9-21, 2000.
"Politeness in Thai Computer-mediated Communication." Paper Presented at the First International Symposium on Linguistic Politeness, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, December 7-9, 1999.
"Science, Civil Society, and the Preservation of Culture." Paper Presented at the Seventh International Conference on Thai Studies, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 5-9, 1999.
"Global Culture, Local Cultures, and the Internet: the Thai Example." Paper presented at the First International Conference on Cultural Attitudes Toward Technology and Communication. In Charles Ess and Fay Sudweeks eds., Proceedings of the First International Conference on Cultural Attitudes Toward Technology and Communication, Science Museum, London, 1-3 August 1998: 187-201.
"Asian Philosophy and Critical Thinking: Divergence or Convergence?" Paper presented at the Third APPEND Seminar on Philosophy Education for the Next Millennium, May 6-8 1998, Chulalongkorn University.
"Knowledge, Community and Culture: A Preliminary Study of the Epistemological Status of Thai Belief System." Research Conference in Celebration of the 80th Anniversary of Chulalongkorn University. October 1997.
"Is there Thai Philosophy?" Keynote Address at the Philosophical and Religious Club of Thailand, October 10, 1997.
"Descartes, Rorty and the Future of Philosophy." Annual Meeting of the Philosophical and Religious Club of Thailand, October 25, 1996.
"Critical Thinking and Teaching Philosophy." Conference on Teaching Philosophy, Prince of Songkhla University, Pattani Campus, August 22-23, 1996.
"How is Thai Philosophy Possible?" Paper Presented at the Sixth International Thai Studies Conference, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand, October 14-17, 1996. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Thai Studies Theme VII Toward a New Frontier of Thai Studies. (Chiang Mai, Thailand, 14-17 October 1996): 43-52.
"Democracy and Culture: A Case for Thailand." Paper presented at the Seventh East-West Philosophers' Conference, January 9-23 1995, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
"Humanistic Education in Today's and Tomorrow's World." Paper presented at The First Srinakharinwirot University Round Table on the Humanities Agenda, The Humanities in a Braver and Newer World: Future Mission and New Vision, July 17-19, 1995. Mercure Hotel Bangkok.
"Sustainable Development and the Mission of the University." Paper presented at ASAIHL Seminar on Sustainable Development Challenges for the Asia-Pacific Region in the 21st Century, July 6-8 1993, Griffith University, Nathan, Queensland, Australia, 1993.
"Historical Contingency of the Fact and Value Distinction." Conference on the Humanities: Present Borders and Paths to the Future, Thammasat University, December 1-3 1992 (in Thai).