Dr. Takaharu Oda gained a Ph.D. in philosophy from Trinity College, Dublin, with a Provost’s scholarship and his thesis passed without corrections. He gained an MSc in philosophy from the University of Edinburgh, and a BA in philosophy from Keio University. His areas of specialisation are (i) early modern philosophy, especially, George Berkeley (c.1684–1753), the Anglican bishop and Irish philosopher, and (ii) comparative philosophy between the East and West (in the tradition of analytic philosophy). He co-edited the book Irish Philosophy in the Age of Berkeley (Cambridge University Press, 2020), and published many papers in important international journals concerning: Berkeley, comparing causation in Buddhism and Christianity, Zen colorless aesthetics (wabi-sabi in Toshihiko Izutsu), Buddhist ethics and pragmatism, Jaina logic, etc. The courses he teaches at SUSTech include ‘Early Modern Western Philosophy’, ‘Japanese Culture and Aesthetics’, and ‘Comparative Philosophy’. From his teaching and prize-winning experience, Dr. Oda is highly spirited to help students write logically clear and critical essays in English.