Appraisal Vol. 11 No. 4, Spring 2018
Editor: Dr. Simon Smith
Assistant Editor: Dr. Abigail Klassen
Prof. Klaus Allerbeck, Formerly of the Faculty of Social Sciences, J-W Goethe University,
Dr. Giorgio Baruchello, Faculty of Law and Social Science, University of Akureyri, Iceland.
Dr. Angela Botez Institute of Philosophy, Romanian Academy of Sciences, Bucharest, Romania.
Dr. Tibor Frank, Dept. of Philosophy, Technical University of Budapest, Hungary.
Dr. Chris Goodman, Hathersage, nr Sheffield.
Dr. Wendy Hamblet, Dept of University Studies, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, NC.
Dr. Endre Nagy, Formerly of the Dept of Social Policy, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary.
Dr. Henrieta Serban, Institute of Political Sciences and International Relations ‘Ion I. C. Bratianu’ of Romanian Academy; Institute of Philosophy and Psychology ‘Constantin Radulescu-Motru’ of Romanian Academy, Bucharest, Romania; Correspondent member of the Academy of Romanian Scientists.
Dr. Karl Simms, Dept. of English, University of Liverpool.
The Rev’d Julian Ward, Nantwich, Cheshire (formerly at Regents Theological College, U. of Manchester).
Dr. Norman Wetherick, Edinburgh (formerly at the Dept of Psychology, University of Aberdeen).
Notes on Contributers
Phil Mullins has edited the Polanyi Society journal, Tradition and Discovery, for 21 years and is presently the President of The Polanyi Society Board of Directors. He and Struan W. Jacobs have collaborated in publishing a number of intellectual-historical articles on Polanyi's social thought and his depiction of science. These have appeared in such journals as Perspectives on Science, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, and History of European Ideas.
J. Edward Hackett is a Lecturer at Savannah State University. He received his Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University in 2013, and specializes in American pragmatism, phenomenology, and personalism. He is the recent author of Persons and Value in Pragmatic Phenomenology: An Exploration in Moral Metaphysics with Vernon Press (2018) and has co-authored an edited anthology with J. Aaron Simmons entitled Phenomenology for the Twenty-First Century.
Simon Smith has been the editor of Appraisal for far too long now. He has edited two collections of essays, one with James Beauregard, entitled In the Sphere of the Personal: New Perspectives in the Philosophy of Persons (Vernon, 2016), and one with Anna Castriota, entitled Looking at the Sun: New Writings in Modern Personalism (Vernon, 2017). He has also published a monograph with a nice blue cover on the subject of applied metaphysics; the title is Beyond Realism: Seeking the Divine Other (Vernon, 2017) and it has recently come out in paperback. He runs the BPF blog, which he would like more people to read and more people to write for. But mostly read. When he gets five minutes to himself, he thinks about the alignment of science and religion via the personal analogies at work in modern physics and modern metaphysics and tries not to think about the likelihood of the world ending before he finishes his next book.
Abigail Klassen currently teaches at the University of Winnipeg in both the Department of Philosophy and the Department of Sociology. She holds a PhD in Philosophy from York University. Before going home to Canada, she taught in the Philosophy Department and at the Honors College at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She has been a Visiting Student at the School of Humanities at the University of Aberdeen as well as Visiting Student in Philosophy at San Francisco State University, Washington University in St. Louis, MIT, and UC Berkeley. Her interests lie in philosophy of feminisms, the productive role of skepticisms, queering the university system, and philosophy of the social sciences.
R. T. Allen obtained a BA in Philosophy (Nottingham, 1963), M.Ed. by thesis on ‘Emotion and Education, (Leicester in 1973), BD (external, King’s Coll., London, 1976), and Ph.D. (external, King’s College, London, 1982). He taught in Colleges of Education in England and Nigeria, and as a Senior Lecturer at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad. He began the journal, Appraisal, and then founded the British Personalist Forum. Now retired, he writes books and articles, and has published 6 books, edited or co-edited 5 others, plus 50+ articles in refereed journals across the world, on philosophy, philosophical theology, ethics, education, politics and economics. His special interests are the philosophical works of Michael Polanyi, R.G. Collingwood, Max Scheler, Gabriel Marcel, Aurel Kolnai and Lucian Blaga. He is now working on a book, Identity, Individuality and Value, which will summarise, extend, and apply his principal publications with new work to present a comprehensive personalist philosophy.
Alan Ford is a retired Senior Lecturer in History & Theory of Art at the University of Gloucestershire, where he taught for too many years. His research interests are in the theory of modernism, especially in the visual arts, and the ideas of John Macmurray, regarding issues of identity and notions of value. He is editor of the John Macmurray Newsletter and Chair of The British Personalist Forum. He lives happily with his wife near Stroud, where he interferes in local environmental and planning issues – and continues to mourn for the loss of his yellow Labrador, Perry.
James Beauregard is a Lecturer in the psychology doctoral program at Rivier University, Nashua, New Hampshire, USA where he teachers Neuropsychology, Biological Bases of Behavior, Psychology Health Care Ethics and Aging. His research interests are in the fields of neuroethics and personalist philosophy including the intersection of these two areas as they impact our understandings of personhood.