Andrea Diem





Philosophy Department


Mount San Antonio College


Andrea Diem is a Professor of Philosophy and Chairperson of the Department at Mt. San Antonio College. She received her Ph.D. and M.A. in Religious Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she did her doctoral studies under Professor Ninian Smart. Professor Diem received a B.A. in Psychology with an emphasis on brain research from the University of California, San Diego, where she did pioneering visual cortex research under the tutelage of Dr. V.S. Ramachandran. Dr. Diem is the author of several books including an interactive textbook on religion entitled How Scholars Study the Sacred and an interactive book on the famous Einstein-Bohr debate over the implications of quantum theory entitled Quantum Weirdness. Her most recent books are The DNA of Consciousness: An Introduction to Evolutionary Philosophy, The Cerebral Mirage, and The Jain Path.