Philosophy can be construed in our time not just as a technical discipline; it can also be construed as guidance in the art of living, the pursuit of the very meaning of life, and the means for attaining this meaning.
Dr. Stephen A. Erickson is Professor of Philosophy and E. Wilson Lyon Professor of the Humanities at Pomona College, where he has been teaching for more than 40 years. He earned his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Yale University. Professor Erickson has received awards from the National Endowment of the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Earhart Foundation. He is the recipient of Four Wig Awards for excellence in teaching at Pomona College. Dr. Erickson is the author of several scholarly articles and books, including The Coming Age of Thresholding. He has also held several prestigious American and international positions. He has been a guest faculty member at a number of psychoanalytic institutes and a visiting scholar at several universities, including Cambridge University in England, and he serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy in the United States.