University of Western Australia



Miri Albahari received her Ph.D in Philosophy from the University of Calgary in 2004, and in 2006 joined the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Western Australia. Her research brings Indian and Asian Philosophy together with Western metaphysics and epistemology. She is the author of Analytical Buddhism: The Two-Tiered Illusion of Self (Palgrave), which challenges orthodox Buddhist interpretation by taking ‘unconditioned’ consciousness seriously, in line with such traditions as Advaita Vedanta. In keeping with this ecumenical approach, she is writing a book that attempts to build unconditioned universal consciousness into a stand-alone metaphysical system (which she dubs ‘Perennial Idealism’), offering a novel defence for what Aldous Huxley and others refer to as the Perennial Philosophy.