Contributors Page: Volume 5, Issue 1

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Eric Salem has been a tutor at St. John’s College (Annapolis, MD) since 1990. He received his BA from St. John’s College and his MA and PhD from the program in Politics and Literature at the University of Dallas. He is the author of In Pursuit of the Good: Intellect and Action in Aristotle's Ethics, and articles on Plato's Republic, Laws, Statesman, and Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics. With two of his colleagues, Eva Brann and Peter Kalkavage, he has published translations of three Platonic dialogues: the Sophist, the Phaedo, and the Statesman; they are currently at work on a translation of the Symposium.

Sharon Cohen is a PhD student in Literature in the University of Dallas’s Institute of Philosophic Studies. She received her BA in Art History and English from Rutgers University and her MALA from St. John’s College in Santa Fe. Her research interests include ekphrasis and the British novel.

Rhett Forman is a PhD Literature student in the Institute of Philosophic Studies at the University of Dallas. He earned his BA at St. John’s College and has also studied at the University of Costa Rica and at the University of New Orleans’ Ezra Pound Center for Literature in Dorf Tirol, Italy. His research interests include Modernist poetry and liberty in the epic, while his creative work explores the interchange between mythology and history.

Erin Schalk has been a visual artist for nine years, living and working in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Okinawa, Japan; and Dallas, Texas. The content of her work draws from both Eastern and Western philosophy and art. Her graduate focus at the University of Dallas is in painting, but she also ventures into aspects of sculpture and performance.

Fr. Stephen Andrew Gregg, O.Cist., earned a BA from the University of the South in Sewanee, TN, majoring in Latin and in Mediaeval Studies. After entering the Cistercian Abbey of Our Lady of Dallas, he studied philosophy and theology at the University of Dallas, completing the S.T.B. at the Pontifical Athenaeum of St. Anselm in Rome and a License in Patristic Theology and Sciences at the Institutum Patristicum Augustinianum, also in Rome. He is now a doctoral student in Literature in the Institute of Philosophic Studies, and teaches English and other subjects at the Cistercian Preparatory School.

Matt Brumit is a student of Literature in the Institute of Philosophic Studies at the University of Dallas, where he teaches as an Adjunct Instructor of English. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Dallas and a bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University. His primary research interest is the status of language in medieval poetry.

Esther Moon is in her second year of study in UD's IPS Literature program. She received a BA in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics at The King'ʹs College, and is a John Jay Institute Fellow. She hopes to continue studying literature and visual art and make herself useful with them.

Michael Colebrook has undergraduate degrees in Philosophy and French from Assumption College. He received a Master's in Philosophy from the University of Dallas. He is currently writing his doctoral dissertation in the Institute of Philosophic Studies at the University of Dallas on Eric Voegelin's relationship with Hegel. He and his wife of three years live in Hubbardston, Massachusetts with their beautiful daughter Lily. Michael teaches at St. John's High School in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.

Geoffrey Manzi is a doctoral student of philosophy in the Institute of Philosophic Studies at the University of Dallas. He holds a B.A. in philosophy from Assumption College and an M.A. in philosophy from Loyola Marymount University, where he taught as a teaching fellow. Currently, he teaches as an adjunct instructor in the University of Dallas’s writing program and as an adjunct instructor in the Philosophy and Religion department at North Lake College, where he also serves as the faculty director of the Philosophy Club. Along with serving as the associate editor and financial officer of Ramify, he is a referee for, and assistant to the Editor-in-Chief of, The Humanistic Psychologist and is a cofounder and associate editor of Bibliographia: An Online Publication for the History of Philosophy. His primary research interests include twentieth century continental philosophy (hermeneutics, phenomenology, and existentialism), the intersection of philosophy and psychology (esp. psychoanalysis), and the role of narrative in personal identity formation. Beyond academe, he is an avid baseball fan and bass guitarist; he also practices Vinyasa yoga daily.

James Berquist currently holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Thomas Aquinas College, an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Dallas, and is A.B.D. in his doctoral work in Philosophy at the same University (through the Institute of Philosophic Studies). Currently, he is writing his dissertation on the metaphysical foundations of the natural law and teaching history and religion for Mother of Divine Grace School. James loves to read, play sports (hockey most of all), and is ever happy to engage in serious discussions.

Leo Paul S. de Alvarez is Professor Emeritus of Politics at the University of Dallas, where since 1964 he has taught extensively on topics including classical political philosophy, politics and the Bible, Machiavelli, and the works of Shakespeare. He has edited and translated Niccolò Machiavelli’s The Prince and is the author of The Machiavellian Enterprise: A Commentary on the Prince, as well as articles on the U.S. Constitution, the political religion of Abraham Lincoln, and the political philosophy of Shakespeare’s Greek plays. He is also the editor of Abraham Lincoln, the Gettysburg Address, and American Constitutionalism. This paper is based on a lecture delivered to the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, March 18, 1981.

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