Sunday, October 7, 2018

Signed Copies of Yama Mimi Available

Yama Mimi is the story of an adopted skinny black Siamese cat who ponders his purpose and place in the world. He doesn’t fit in (and probably never will). In Japanese his name means “Mountain Ears.” His adventures with the cats, birds and bees of his neighborhood center around him finding his life’s meaning. He begs his mom to go to Siamese School to learn his calling. Instead, he is a social outcast among the purebreds at school and discovers he isn’t talented at any of the things a “true Siamese” should be able to do well. Nevertheless, he wins over the hearts of those around him through his openness, kindness and courageous spirit. He comes to understand that he isn’t worthy because of what he accomplishes, how he fits into the world, or how he is defined.



Order a Signed Copy

 Use paypal or venmo @heathersalazarom to submit your order. $16 per copy plus $5.50 shipping to each separate address. Your payment will confirm your order. Simply add your address with who you want them signed to to the notes on the payment. Yama Mimi is available beginning Oct 20th at our book launch and any copies will be shipped on Oct 20 or after. Your copies will take 4-5 days to get to you.


About the Author

Heather Salazar, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Western New England University where she teaches East-West philosophy, ethics, and philosophy of mind. She has authored numerous book chapters and edited an innovative anthology: The Philosophy of Spirituality. Her forthcoming book on constructivist ethics focuses on morality as it emerges from enlightened self-interest. Salazar has been a practicing yogi since 1997 and a yoga and meditation teacher since 2007. She received her Yoga Alliance RYT-200 certification in Bali, Indonesia and founded Sweet Flow Yoga in Easthampton, Massachusetts, which focuses on vinysasa yoga, community involvement and yogic philosophy.

  • Paperback: 66 pages
  • Illustrations: 30 full pages
  • Publisher: Inner Wisdom Press (September 13, 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0692188878
  • ISBN-13: 978-0692188873
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.2 x 11 inches

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Abbreviated Curriculum Vitae

My research focuses on a cluster of related issues surrounding the nature, origin, and force of our obligations to ourselves and others. Within this general domain, my current work is on enlightened self-interest both within Western perspectives (neo-Kantian ethical constructivism and philosophical psychology) and Eastern traditions (Yogic philosophy and Buddhism). I argue that as people become better acquainted with themselves and the world, that natural motivations for caring about others often converge with philosophical arguments for governing our relationships with respect, kindness, and love. 

AOS: Meta-ethics, Philosophical Psychology, Multicultural Ethics
AOC: Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, Normative Ethics, and Business Ethics


Ph.D. Philosophy, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA
B.A. Philosophy, B.S. Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

Creating a Shared Morality: The Feasibility of Ethical Constructivism,  under contract at Brill Publishing, forthcoming 2019
“Is Yogic Philosophy Dependent Upon God?” in Philosophy of Spirituality, edited by Heather Salazar and Rod Nicholls, Brill Publishing, forthcoming 2018

Philosophy of Spirituality, edited by Heather Salazar and Rod Nicholls, Brill Publishing, forthcoming 2018.
 Intro to Philosophy of Mind, edited by Heather Salazar, in Introduction to Philosophy Series, edited by Christina Hendricks, Rebus Foundation Publishing, Quebec, Montreal, Canada, forthcoming 2018

"Propositional Attitudes" and "Behaviorism and Materialism" in Intro to Philosophy of Mind, edited by Heather Salazar, Rebus Foundation Publishing, Quebec, Montreal, Canada, forthcoming 2018

“Descartes’ and PataƱjali’s Conceptions of the Self,” Journal of Indian Philosophy and Religion, December 2014 

“A Fate Worse than Death?” Futurama and Philosophy, Philosophy and Popular Culture Series, ed. by Shaun Young and Court Lewis. Open Court, 2013

“Self-Interest,” The New Catholic Encyclopedia, Series on Ethics and Morality (Print Volume), ed. by Robert Fastiggi. Gale Cengage Learning, 2013


“Why Are You Standing on My Yoga Mat?!” in Yoga and Philosophy: Bending Mind and Body, ed. by Liz Swan. Blackwell, 2012

“Competition and Reasons of Autonomy: A Rejection of Korsgaard’s Theory of Reasons,” in An Anthology of Philosophical Studies, vol. II, ed. Patricia Hannah.  Athens, Greece: ATINER, 2008

“Kantian Business Ethics,” in Business in Ethical Focus, ed. Fritz Allhoff and Anand J. Vaidya. Broadview Press, 2008


Mind, Self, and World
Philosophy of Language
Philosophy of Mind
Research in Philosophical Psychology 
History of Modern and Contemporary Philosophy
Philosophy of Fashion
Personality and Ethics
Business Ethics
Ethics and Literature
Ethics and Hispanic Literature
Historical Ethics
Multicultural Ethics/Ethics Across the Continents/Ethics East, West and South