Keyword Videos and Podcasts

Each participating scholar chose a keyword to illustrate with a video or podcast.

Please click on the links below to view or listen to each scholar’s contribution.

Oludamini Ogunnaike – Qalb

Yuko Ishihara – Two-fold-being-in-the-world.

Marie-Helene Gorisse – Upayoga.

Maki Sato – Kami.

Louis Komjathy – Pneumatology.

Louis Komjathy – Daoist standing meditation.

Herbert Moyo – Isintu.

Ayodeji Ogunnaike – Ori.

Keywords for cross-cultural studies of self and persistence

Our project engages philosophical perspectives originating on the continents of Africa, South Asia, and East Asia. Our scholarship spans a wide range of historical periods. We each chose three keywords that may give insights on “self and persistence” from our unique perspectives.


Ayodeji Ogunnaike – Ori, `Ẹmí, Ìwà.

Herbert Moyo – Isintu, Ubuntu, Umsebenzi.

Oludamini Ogunnaike – Qalb(قلب ), ‘Aql (عقل), Nafs ( نفس ).

South Asia:

Anil Mundra – Anekāntavāda, Identity, Mokṣa.

Marie-Helene Gorisse – Upayoga, Parityāga, Bandha.

East Asia:

Yuko Ishihara – Twofold-being-in-the-world,”Jikaku, Basho.

Louis Komjathy – Anthropology, Pneumatology, Shēn, Somatology.

Maki Sato – Tama, Freedom/Liberty, Value.