Catherine COLLOBERT is a professor at the University of Ottawa (Canada). She specializes in ancient Greek and Buddhist philosophy and teaches meditation. She recently created with colleagues a program in contemplative studies at the University of Ottawa. She is a member of the Academy of Mindfulness and Contemplative Studies (University of Ottawa).
She has published books on Plato (2020), Homer (2011), the Presocratics (1994, 2004) and Aristotle (1996). She has also edited and co-edited collections on Plato (2012) and Greek philosophy (2006, 2002). She has written numerous articles and book chapters on Aristotle, Plato, Plotinus and more recently on Buddhist philosophy (2023).
His research is now devoted to ontology and moral psychology in Buddhist philosophy. It focuses on the nature of the mind, its functioning, and its potential for transformation. Drawing on the centrality and richness of contemplative practices in Buddhism, her research aims to develop a philosophy based on contemplation and on a dialogue between Buddhist philosophy and contemplative neuroscience. Contemplative philosophy is presented as both an art of living and a path to liberation.