Robinson Lilienthal, PhD

Robinson Lilienthal, PhD – professor emeritus of philosophy, world religions, and applied ethics (including environmental, engineering, biomedical, and business) for thirty years; twenty of them – at Rutgers University. He is the scholar of Nietzsche and the environmental public policy consultant. His paper “The Mother, the Mountain, and the Mature Self: Three Tests of Environmental and Engineering Ethics” was published in September 2013 issue of the MindConsiliums, an on-line peer-reviewed multi-disciplinary journal (http://www.mindconsiliums.org/publications/2013/09/2013–09-Lilienthal-the-mother-the-mountain-and-the-mature-self-abstract).

Dr. Robinson Lilienthal studied philosophy, religion, psychology, and history at Reed College, the Hartford Seminary Foundation, and at the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research. His Doctoral dissertation was on “Nietzsche’s anatomy of nihilism: The philosopher as physician of culture.”

Since 2009, Dr. Lilienthal is a scientific faculty member at ORI. His first contributions to the ORI community were the ones he did together with Dr. Jeffrey Seinfeld on the “Creative Use of Melancholia.” He is currently working in the field of global cultural artifacts and their possible therapeutic application.

Teaching and lecturing at ORI by Dr. Lilienthal:

  • Third Dr. Jeffrey Seinfeld Memorial Workshop at ORI — Continuing Jeff Seinfeld’s Tradition of Examining Cultural Artifacts: Dostoyevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov — From the ‘Bad Object’ to Ecumenical Spirituality.
  • EXPLORING THE POWER OF GLOBAL CULTURAL ARTIFACTS: TOOLS FOR PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 2015–2016 — One-Year Certificate Program at ORI and a part of Parent-Child Development Program @ ORI
  • EXPLORING THE POWER OF GLOBAL CULTURAL ARTIFACTS: TOOLS FOR PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT 2014–2015 — One-Year Certificate Program at ORI and a part of Parent-Child Development Program @ ORI
  • Dr. Jeffrey Seinfeld Memorial Panel at the 38th Annual Conference of International Psychohistorical Association — On Jeffrey Seinfeld’s Legacy of Examining Cultural Artifacts as Tools for Personal and Professional Growth.

Dr. Lilienthal can be contacted by phone: 646–221-3349 or email@ .

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