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Nishanathe Dahanayake

Independent Researcher (Philosophy), University of New England

Dr Nishanathe Dahanayake engages in research work in western and eastern philosophies, with a focus on ethics, Buddhism and relativism, having been awarded his doctorate (philosophy) from the University of New England.

His articles, written as a researcher in philosophy, have been accepted in the journals of Philosophy East and West
A Buddhist Critique of Marx: Unveiling Flaws in ‘Desire,’ of a Near-Perfect Doctrine

Philosophical Investigations:
Atheism and Morality, Guilt and Shame

As a writer, Nishanathe has contributed to Inter Press Service (IPS), that saw several his articles published internationally.

Nishanathe has also worked for Australian Personal Computer as a journalist, has worked as an editor for Sri Lankan IT magazines and has worked as a News Producer for MTV, Sri Lanka, prior to embarking on a career in IT that lasted for two decades.

He has extensively worked within the information technology product development in Australia, Sri Lanka & USA constantly seeking avenues to bridge gaps between technology and humanity using technology as a tool.


  • –present
    Independent Researcher, Freelance


  • 2020 
    University of New England, Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2010 
    University of New England, Master of Arts (philosophy)


  • 2021
    A Buddhist Critique of Marx: Unveiling Flaws in ‘Desire,’ of a Near-Perfect Doctrine, Philosophy East and West
  • 2017
    Atheism and Morality, Guilt and Shame: Why the Moral Complacency of the New Atheism is a Mistake, Philosophical Investigations