Stan V. McDaniel
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Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, Sonoma State University
- Teaching Assistant in Philosophy, UCLA, 1957-1962
- Instructor in Philosophy, Brooklyn College, CUNY, 1964-66
- Teacher of Philosophy at Sonoma State University, 1966-1992:
(Pragmatism, Kant, Logic, Eastern Philosophy, Philosophy of Psychology,
Philosophy of Jung, Philosophy of Esoteric Systems,
Philosophy of Teilhard de Chardin, Aesthetics of Music, etc.)
- Chair, Department of Philosophy, Sonoma State University
- Member, American Philosophical Association.
- Member, Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy.
- Member, American Association of Philosophy Teachers.
- Member, Board of Directors, Alan Watts Society for
Comparative Philosophy, Sausalito, California 1972-1974.
- Vice-President of the Board of Directors,
The Foundation for Critical Thinking;Rohnert Park, California.
- Originator, "Council for a Summer of Love," San Francisco CA 1967
- Organizer and sponsor, Rock Concerts in Golden Gate Park, summer 1967
- Music director and resident composer, OCTOCON Science Fiction
Conventions, Santa Rosa CA, 1977-1980
- Member American Recorder Society (ARS)
- Feature Editor, American Recorder Magazine
- President, Sonoma County Recorder Society
- 1999 first place winner, international composition contest
sponsored by Chicago Chapter, American Recorder Society
- Member American Recorder Orchestra of the West (AROW)
- Organizer, ARCA, the Association of Recorder Composers and Arrangers.
- Member The American Composer's Forum (ACF)
- Member Center for the Promotion of Contemporary Composers (CPCC)
- Co-Founder, Composer's Cooperative of S.A.C.R.E., 1977-1981
- "Doctor of Hobbit Letters" Honorary Degree awarded by
American Tolkien Society, for the paper "The Philosophical
etymology of Hobbit."
- Founder, Vajramani School of Eastern Philosophy
Forestville, CA 1972-1975
Philosophical Papers and Presentations
- Coordinator and Originator, "Philosophy in Transformation,"
First Annual Conference, Sonoma State University, August, 1990.
- Coordinator and Originator, "Philosophical Conversations"
Second Annual Conference, Sonoma State University, August, 1991.
- "Humanistic Psychology from a Jungian Point of View: Toward a New Synthesis"
workshop co- leader for the Gordon Tappan Memorial Conference on the Future of
Humanistic Psychology, Sonoma State University, November 3, 1990.
- "Carl Jung and John Dewey: Humanism and Human Destiny"
Presentation for the Gordon Tappan Memorial Conference on the Future of
Humanistic Psychology, Sonoma State University, November 2, 1990.
- "The Epistemological Crisis: Toward a New Dialogue Between Philosophy and Psychology"
workshop co-leader for the First Annual Conference "Philosophy in Transformation,"
Sonoma State University, August, 1990.
- "The Case for Formal Logic" Presentation for the Tenth International Conference on
Critical Thinking and Educational Reform, Sonoma State University, August 1990.
- "Can Critical Thinking Really Do Without Formal Logic?"
Presentation for the Eighth International Conference on Critical Thinking
and Educational Reform, Sonoma State University, August 1988.
- "Artificial Intelligence and the Creating Mind"
Delivered at the Popular Culture Association Meetings, Cincinnati, Ohio (1982)
- "The Philosophical Etymology of Hobbit"
Delivered at the Popular Culture Association Meetings, Cincinnati, Ohio (1981)
Revised and updated version published by The American Tolkien Society, 1994
- "King Golfimbul's Folly: Philosophical Implications of Philological Materials
in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit" Delivered at the first annual OCTOCON
Science Fiction Convention, Santa Rosa, California (1977)
Papers on Transactional Philosophy
"The Transactional Developmental Model: Part One"
The developmental models implicit and explicit in three philosophers,
(W. V. Quine, John Dewey, and Aristotle) are analyzed.
"The Transactional Developmental Model: Part Two"
The developmental models of a number of esoteric and eastern religio-philosohical
systems are explored
"Models of Development in Esoteric and Western Thought: A Summary"
Discussion of Archetypal Cosmology and its implications
"Form of Life: A Transactional Study of Consciousness"
A discussion of the necessary and sufficient conditions for the
existence of a "Form of Life," with references to Wittgenstein's
comment "To imagine a language is to imagine a form of life."
"Transactional Analysis of Esoteric Systems: A Metaphilosophical Study"
An analysis of certain concepts of Tibetan Tantric Buddhism under the
parameters suggested by the transactional model of development.
"The Cosmological Concept of Creation from Friction as Suggested by
Sound-Meaning Relationships in Language:A Phenomenological Approach"
A study of the possible relationship between a specific type of cosmological
viewpoint and complexes of sound-meaning patterns as exhibited in,
primarily, the Indo-European languages.
"The Philosophical Etymology of Hobbit"
Essay applying eidophonetic theory to J.R.R. Tolkien's "invention"
of the word hobbit
"The Philology of the Idea: An Essay in Eidophonetics"
Discussion of possible archetypal influence in the development
The papers listed above are to be found here
Other Papers and Discussions
- "A Note on the Percept Theory" Decisive critique of a theory of perception
put forward by Roderick Furth. Mind, Vol. LXXII (1963)
- The Philosophy of Nietzsche
A widely used study guide to the philosophy of Nietszche. Simon & Schuster, N.Y. (1965)
- "The Coalescence of Minds" In Philosophers Look at Science Fiction
Ed. Nicholas Smith, Nelson-Hall (1982)
- Logic and Critical Reasoning
Innovative techniques make this self-teaching textbook in argument and clear thinking a unique
introduction to the subject. 242 pp. Spiral bound with diagrams and examples, privately published.
The text may be seen here
- Review of Neither Brain nor Ghost by W. Teed Rockwell and Radical
Embodied Cognitive Science by Anthony Chemero. Journal of Scientific
Exploration 24(2), 327-335.
- Review of A New Science of Life: The Hypothesis of Formative Causation
by Rupert Sheldrake. Journal of Scientific Exploration 24(1), 146-156.
- Review of "Why AI Is a Dangerous Dream" (Opinion): Interview with Noel Sharkey
by Nic Fleming, in New Scientist 2723, September 2009. Journal of Scientific
Exploration 24(1), 157-158.
- Review of Consciousness and Its Objects by Colin McGinn. Journal of Scientific
Exploration 24(4), 756-765.
- Review of Western Esoteric Traditions by Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke, Journal of
Scientific Exploration, Volume 25, Number 3, Fall 2011, pp. 590-600.
- The McDaniel Report
The well-known definitive critique of NASA policy and independent research into
possibly artificial objects on Mars. North Atlantic books, 1993.
- The Case for the Face (co-editor and contributor)
Compilation of papers by 20 scientists and professionals on the question of
possibly artificial objects on Mars. Adventures Unlimited Press, 1998.
- McDaniel on Mars VHS Video of lecture given in Aylesbury,
England during lecture tour in 1997. Published by AMORA International Ltd.
- The Philosophical Etymology of Hobbit
Unravels the mysterious origin of the word hobbit and its
literary implications. American Tolkien Society, 1994.
A meditation/workbook for the mind. 87 pp. Spiral bound with
diagrams and illustrations, privately published.
- I Ching Yantra Mandala
Discovery and practice of the yantra or visual mandala hidden
within the Chinese classic the I Ching. 50 pp. Spiral bound with diagrams
and illustrations, privately published.
- University of California, Santa Barbara: Undergraduate, 1949-1953
- University of California, Los Angeles: Graduate School,
Teaching Assistant in Philosophy 1957-1962
M.A., Philosophy, UCLA 1968
Full Professorship in Philosophy, Sonoma State University, 1991
Completion, Private course in Sanskrit Language, 1972