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- Professor of Philosophy Emeritus, Sonoma State University
- Reviewer for The Journal of Scientific Exploration
- Founder and Member, Society for Planetary SETI Research
- 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 Thought, Philosophy of Psychology,
Aesthetics of Music, Philosophy of Esoteric Systems, 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
Papers and Publications
- "Jung, Teilhard and the Psychological Problem of Dualism" in
"C.G. Jung and Teilhard de Chardin: Side by Side," Fisher King Press, upcoming late 2014
- "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.
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)
- "The Philosophical Etymology of Hobbit"
Essay applying eidophonetic theory to J.R.R. Tolkien's "invention"
of the name hobbit
- "The Philology of the Idea: An Essay in Eidophonetics"
Discussion of possible archetypal influence in the development
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 traits 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 papers listed above are to be found here
- University of California, Santa Barbara: Undergraduate, 1949-1953
- University of California, Los Angeles: Graduate School 1957-1962
- Teaching Assistant in Philosophy, UCLA 1957-1962
- Completion, Private course in Sanskrit Language, 1972
- Full Professorship in Philosophy, Sonoma State University, 1991