Prof Tobias

Contact Information
Voice: 657-278-8441
Dept: 657-278-2794

Saul  Tobias, Ph. D

Professor of Liberal Studies


2005, Ph.D in Liberal Arts, Emory University

1997, M.A. in Philosophy and Cultural Analysis, University of Amsterdam

1994, B.A Hon. in Comparative Literature, University of the Witwatersrand

Research Areas

 Philosophy and Religion, especially Buddhism; Social and Political Thought


"Critique as Virtue: Buddhism, Foucault and the Ethics of Critique." Comparative and Continental Philosophy 13.3 (2021): 258-274. 

"Buddhist Nationalism." Routledge Handbook of Religion, Politics and Ideology. Edited by Jeffrey Haynes. Routledge (2021).   

"The Trilaksana ('Three Marks of Existence') and Transformative Conflict Resolution." Peace Studies Journal 10.4. (2017): 29-45.

"Theorizing Nationalism: A Buddhist Perspective." Sophia (2017): 1-18. 

"Nietzsche as Deep Historian." The European Legacy 20.6. (2015): 603-618.

"Nietzsche, Tragedy and Liberal Moral Psychology.” Culture, Theory and Critique 55.3.(2014): 302-320.

"Gegen Flüchtlinge gerichtete Gewalt in Südafrika in globaler Perspektive” in Asyl. Das lange  20. Jahrhundert. Edited by M. Mesner and G. Heiss. Vienna: Löcker Verlag, (2013): 230-246.

"Neoliberal Globalization and the Politics of Migration in Sub-Saharan Africa”  Journal of International and Global Studies 4.1 (2012): 1-16.

"Pragmatic Pluralism: Arendt, Cosmopolitanism, and Religion” Sophia 50.1. (2011): 73-89. 

"Affliction, Post-Secularism, and the Plight of Refugees” Journal for Peace and Justice Studies 16. (2007): 90-104.

"Hegel and the Politics of Recognition.” The Owl of Minerva 38 (2007): 101-128.

"Foucault on Freedom and Capabilities.” Theory, Culture & Society 22.4. (2005): 65-85. 

"Fragments of Justice: Deconstruction and the Literature of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission.” Oxford Literary Review 25 (2004): 213-40.