I became captivated by
the discipline of philosophy in my first undergraduate
philosophy class at American University in Washington DC, and from that
point forward I was hooked. My fascination with the
subject has continued and evolved ever since. After leaving a graduate
at Indiana University, I spent five years writing a never published
gravitated away from disciplined philosophical pursuits and for many
years I worked as a computer programmer and, subsequently, owned and
operated a small
retail business. I always dreamed of returning to writing.
failed business created an opportunity to find a way back to philosophy
in the form of hypnotherapy and its many interconnections between
conscious and subconscious belief. In my hypnotherapy practice I
combine hypnosis and philosophical counseling. Concurrent with the
launch of my new
profession, I began the process of six years of research and seven
years of writing
that was to result in the book, Ethical Empowerment: Virtue
Beyond the Paradigms.
The book develops an ethical theory based on a philosophical conception
of love that can help escape or bypass the morass of hypnotic-like
thinking that resides at the core of ethical controversy, and
of dogma and ideology.
received an undergraduate degree from American University, and have
conducted graduate studies in philosophy at Indiana
University, Boston University, and through advanced
The latter included a comprehensive program of self-directed
independent study that culminated in a doctoral dissertation, Perspective as Philosophical
Method: A Treatise on Pluralism and Perspectivism that, in
important respects, created the groundwork for Ethical Empowerment.
As a whole, these writings represent a development of my thought over
many years concerning the fundamental basis of moral unity within
pluralism and the diversity of values.
addition to my hypnotherapy and philosophical counseling practice, I
have become active in organizing and managing philosophy and hypnosis
in the Greater Boston Area. Social
is a club for those who believe that "intellectual mingling is
the best form of social mingling." I am committed to help
bring the philosphical mentality of
critical thinking and in-depth ethical reasoning to public venues.
discussions and cultural events are as entertaining and fun as
informative and educational.