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  • Universitetsvej 1, 45.2

    DK-4000 Roskilde

    Denmark

20132017
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Personal profile

Research areas

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

 

Research Output 2013 2017

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

Psychology and the Death Penalty

Giles, J., Jan 2014, In : Monitor on Psychology. 45, 1, p. 4

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Darwin at 200 versus Kierkegaard at 200

Giles, J., Nov 2013, In : Søren Kierkegaard Newsletter. 61, p. 8-11

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Activities 2015 2018

  • 4 Lecture and oral contribution

Naked skin and romantic love

Giles, J. (Speaker)
21 Mar 2018

Activity: Lecture and oral contribution

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Sexual attraction and friendship

Giles, J. (Speaker)
21 Mar 2018

Activity: Lecture and oral contribution

The quest for purpose

Giles, J. (Speaker)
6 Feb 2017

Activity: Lecture and oral contribution

Sexual attraction: the psychology of allure

Giles, J. (Speaker)
5 Nov 2015 → …

Activity: Lecture and oral contribution

Press / Media

Oh yes, disse 6 triksene gjør deg supersexy!

James Giles

30/09/2017

1 media contribution

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Forsker: Derfor føles sexede personer som magneter

James Giles

14/03/2017

1 item of media coverage

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Optimizing Valentine's Day with Dr. James Giles

James Giles

01/02/2017

1 item of media coverage

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Seksuel tiltrækning fylder mere, end vi tror

James Giles

15/01/2017

1 item of media coverage

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