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Professor Stephen A. Erickson, Ph.D.

Professor Stephen A. Erickson
  • Pomona College
  • Yale University
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.
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"Professor Erickson not only showed excellent command of his subject, was a charming, entertaining and humble person not seeming to take himself too seriously as do other accomplished academics."

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4 Courses and Sets

  1. 36 Revolutionary Figures of History Collection

    36 Revolutionary Figures of History

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $269.95 $199.95$269.95
    Alexander the Great. Jesus. Darwin. Churchill. These are just a few of the revolutionary individuals who have transformed our world in ways that still resonate today. 36 Revolutionary Figures of History is a unique collection of 36 lectures from our extensive course catalog—one that takes you across time and around the globe to offer piercing insights into some of history’s most transformative figures.
  2. Philosophy as a Guide to Living

    Philosophy as a Guide to Living

    Stephen A. Erickson
    Starting at $129.95 Starting at $129.95 $254.95 $129.95$254.95
    This course is a stimulating and accessible discussion of how some of the greatest minds of the past three centuries have pondered the mysteries of existence and meaning. Join Professor Stephen A. Erickson as he guides you along the intellectual road traveled by post-Enlightenment thinkers such as Schopenhauer, Marx, Nietzsche, and Camus. This course requires no background in philosophy; you can comprehend what each...
  3. (Set) Philosophy as a Guide to Living & No Excuses: Existentialism and the Meaning of Life  Set

    (Set) Philosophy as a Guide to Living & No Excuses: Existentialism and the Meaning of Life

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $259.90 Starting at $259.90 $509.90 $259.90$509.90
  4. (Set) 36 Revolutionary Figures of History & 36 Books That Changed the World Set

    (Set) 36 Revolutionary Figures of History & 36 Books That Changed the World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $399.90 Starting at $399.90 $539.90 $399.90$539.90
    Learn something new and exciting with this set of collections courses. Start by exploring 36 revolutionary figures that have changed the course of history. Then, dive into 36 books that have played a central role in shaping our culture – from entertaining and instructing to shaping our social mores.