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Prof. Dan Shannon Contributes to Essays in Honor of Kenneth L. Schmitz

April 12, 2011

68613April 12, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — Daniel E. Shannon, University Professor and professor of philosophy at DePauw University, contributes a chapter to a new book, Person, Being, and History: Essays in Honor of Kenneth L. Schmitz. Dr. Shannon authored chapter ten, "Beauty and the Good in Hegel's Aesthetics." Edited by Michael Bauer and Robert E. Wood, the book is published by Catholic University of America Press.

"During a distinguished career as thinker and educator at universities across North America, philosopher Kenneth L. Schmitz has striven to recover metaphysical realism in a world that has, after Kant, turned to the subject," notes a synopsis of the title. "Schmitz has done so through precisely the window of the subjectivity, particularity, and concern for history which marks philosophy after Kant.  Although primarily associated with his native University of Toronto, where he was known as 'the Educator,' Schmitz also taught at Loyola Marymount, Marquette, the Catholic University of America, and the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family. His teaching focused upon the singularity of the human person founded upon the notion of being that generates the history of philosophy. He was eminently generous in his appreciation of the philosophers about whom he lectured. He taught philosophy, richly grounded in the history of philosophy as a gold mine rather than as a minefield. Anchored in his spirit, the various essays in this volume by colleagues and former students of Schmitz examine his thought and the subjects of his teaching. In addition to an overall exposition of his own thought, the collection treats themes 74194such as gift, faith and reason, culture and dialogue, modernity and post-modernity, and themes in the work of various thinkers, including Aristotle, Anselm, Aquinas, Martin Heidegger, Gabriel Marcel, Max Scheler, and Jean-Paul Sartre. "

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Dan Shannon is co-editor of The Challenges of Globalization: Rethinking Nature, Culture, and Freedom and contributed an essay to Humanity at the Turning Point: Rethinking Nature, Culture and Freedom.  Learn more in this previous story.

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