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  • Universitetsvej 1, 45.2

    DK-4000 Roskilde

    Denmark

20132019

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Personal profile

Research

James Giles studied at the University of British Columbia and at the University of Edinburgh, where he gained a doctorate in philosophy. He is also part-time Lecturer in the University of Cambridge Institute for Continuing Education. He has taught at several universities in Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, Guam, Hawaii, and Denmark, and has also travelled extensively through India, China, South-East Asia, and the Pacific. Giles’ writings on philosophical psychology, metaphysics, and human relationships, are widely discussed. He is best known for his version of the no-self theory of personal identity, the vulnerability and care theory of love, the idea of sexual desire as an existential need, and  the naked love theory of human evolution. He is also on the Editorial Board of Personal Relationships, journal of the International Association for Relationship Research. Author to several works, Giles’ is typically interdisciplinary and intercultural in his research, drawing on such areas as philosophy, psychology, anthropology, and biology, while exploring their expression in different cultures. Only through such an approach, argues Giles, can we hope to understand the human condition.

 

Web Links 

www.james-giles.com (Personal website)

Social Psychology Network (Personal profile)

Books (Amazon author's page)

Love, vulnerability, and care (TED.com video, London)

The naked love theory (La Trobe University podcast, Melbourne)

Hairless skin and romantic love (Science of Relationships post)

 

New book by James Giles

READ THE INTERVIEW: The science of love and attraction

 

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Research Output

  • 4 Journal article
  • 2 Book
  • 1 Conference abstract in journal
  • 1 Letter

Infidelity Behavior in Longterm Relationships - Men and Women. A Qualitative, Phenomenological Interview Study

Skakke, D. & Giles, J., 2019, In : Journal of Sexual Medicine. 16, 6 (Suppl 3), p. S43

Research output: Contribution to journalConference abstract in journalResearchpeer-review

Relevance of the No-self Theory in Contemporary Mindfulness

Giles, J., 2 Apr 2019, In : Current Opinion in Psychology. 28, p. 298-301 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File

Sexual Essays: Gender, Desire, and Nakedness

Giles, J., 1 Nov 2017, New York, USA: Hamilton Books. 138 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

Hakuin, Scepticism, and Seeing into One's Own Nature

Giles, J., 30 Mar 2015, In : Asian Philosophy. 25, 1, p. 81-98

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Sexual Attraction: The Psychology of Allure

Giles, J., 30 Jun 2015, Santa Barbara: Praeger. 244 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

Activities

  • 4 Lecture and oral contribution

Sexual attraction and friendship

James Giles (Speaker)

21 Mar 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

Naked skin and romantic love

James Giles (Speaker)

21 Mar 2018

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

File

The quest for purpose

James Giles (Speaker)

6 Feb 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

Sexual attraction: the psychology of allure

James Giles (Speaker)

5 Nov 2015 → …

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

Press / Media

Videnskab: Derfor hader vi nogen ved første blik

James Giles

27/10/201929/10/2019

2 items of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Had ved første blik: Hvorfor er der folk, man ikke kan fordrage?

James Giles

27/10/2019

1 item of Media coverage

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Vi fordrager mennesker forskelligt

James Giles

26/10/2019

2 items of Media coverage

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Hvordan kan man forelske sig i en, man ikke bryder sig om?

James Giles

17/02/2019

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media