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Richard Tarnas

Richard Tarnas, American philosopher, educator.


  • Tarnas, Richard was born on February 21, 1950 in Geneva. Son of Richard Theodore and Mary Louise Tarnas.

  • Education

    • AB, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, Saybrook Institute, San Francisco, 1976.


    • Staff member, manager Esalen Institute, Big Sur, California, 1974—1984, director, programs, education, 1979—1983. Professor, philosophy, cultural history California Institute Integral Studies, San Francisco, since 1993. Visiting professor, philosophy, psychology Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, since 1998.


    • Author: (book) The Passion of the Western Mind, Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View (Science and Medical Network Book of the Year prize, 2007).


    • Children: Christopher, Rebecca.
    • father: Richard Theodore
    • mother: Mary Louise Tarnas
    • children: Christopher Tarnas
    • Rebecca Tarnas
    Richard Tarnas
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    Born February 21, 1950
    (age 67)
    • 1972
      Harvard University
    • 1976
      Saybrook Institute
    • 1974 - 1984
      Staff member, Esalen Institute
      Big Sur, California, United States
    • 1974 - 1984
      manager, Esalen Institute
      Big Sur, California, United States
    • 1993
      San Francisco, California, United States
    • 1998
      visiting professor
      Santa Barbara, Honduras