Mind and Emptiness
Peter Ulric Tse is a professor of psychological and brain sciences at Dartmouth College. Having graduated from Dartmouth with a B.A. in physics in 1984, he went on to receive his Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Harvard in 1998. He completed a post-doctorate study at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics at Tübingen in 2001, and has been teaching at Dartmouth since then. His areas of interest include free will, mental causation, and consciousness. He was recently featured in Scientific American for his 2013 book The Neural Basis of Free Will: Criterial Causation (MIT), and earlier this year was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship to continue this work on free will. He is currently working on a second book, The Cultivation of the Will. He grew up in New York City in the 1960s, and between his undergraduate years at Dartmouth and his graduate work, spent eight years living in Nepal, China, Germany, and Japan. He now lives in New Hampshire with his wife and three children.