Dean Pickard Ph.D.

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EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Philosophy, Claremont Graduate University, April, 1992, Awarded Fellowship, 1988-89
M.A. in Philosophy, C. S. U., Long Beach, Dec., 1977, Nominee Graduate Dean's List, 1977
B.A. in Philos/Hist/Psych, U.C. Riverside, June, 1973, Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, two scholarships

Other schools attended: Courses:
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich, '93: German, Philosophy
Goethe Institute, Prien, Frankfurt, Germ, '85, '96: German
U.C. San Diego, 1985: Philosophy, German
The Sorbonne, Univ. of Paris, Summer, 1983: French
C.S.U. Northridge Graduate School, 1980-81: Psychology
University of Oriental Studies, 1978-79: Asian Philosophy
SPECIALIZATION COMPETENCE FAMILIARITY/INTEREST
Nietzsche Hist. of Greek Philos Habermas
Phenomenology/Hermeneutics Hist. Modern Philos Existentialism
Kant and 19th Century Asian/Buddhist Philosophy Philosophy of Science
InterdisciplinaryHumanities World Religions Wittgenstein
Philosophy and Literature Philosophy of Religion Davidson
Contemporary Philosophy Metaphysics/Epistemology Quine
Philosophy of Martial Arts Ethics/Business Ethics Augustine
Gadamer Heidegger  

PUBLICATIONS

Books:

Logic, Truth, and Reasoning: A Textbook in Critical Thinking, PCAF. Publications, 1997, revised 2008.
Nietzsche, Transformation, and Postmodernity, UMI, 1992.

Articles:

“Nietzsche, Emancipation, & Truth” in New Nietzsche Studies, (SUNY),Winter,1997, pp. 85-109.
"The Problem of Reflexivity in Habermasian Universalism," Auslegung, V. 19, #1, Winter, 1993, pp 1-20.
"Mystical Experience, Language, & Ontological Claims,"Journal of L.A. Community Colleges, 1983.
"Martial Arts & Meditative Disciplines,"(retitled "Achieving the Artless Art"), Black Belt Magazine,June 1979

Reviews:

Alexander Nehamas’s The Art of Living, for New Nietzsche Studies, Spring, 2000.
Craig Hulet Human, All Too Human, Hulet, outside back cover, Fall, 1999.

AWARDS/GRANTS

Selected for Liberty Fund Grant, 1998.
Selected for Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers (by top 5% of America’s students), 1996, 1998, 2000, 2004.
National Endowment for the Humanities Grant/Summer Institute: “Modernity and Its Discontents,” 1995

INVITED LECTURES

Radio Show “Impact” (Frank Sontag KLOS 95.5 Los Angeles) June 1999: “On Truth in Science, Religion, & Philosophy”
“Education of the Spirit” & “The Sacred and the True” University of Pedagogy, Copenhagen, Denmark, Aug 2000.
“The Eros of Wisdom, Bildung, and Philosophical Counseling” 7th International Conference on Philosophical Practice: Copenhagen, Denmark, August 4, 2004
“Phenomenological Seeing, Hermeneutical Awareness” First Int’l Sophia Retreat, Chipiona, Spain, June, 2005

ACADEMIC CAREER

Santa Monica College, Philosophy 2006-10
LA Pierce College, Prof of Philos/Humanities/PE 1983-04&09
Cal. State Univ,Northridge,Philos.Dept. 1988-99&09
LA Mission College, Prof.Philos/Humanities/PE 1979-83
Moorpark & Ventura Colleges, Philos/PE 1978-82
Pomona College, Physical Ed. Dept. 1975-82

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Nietzsche Jesus/New Testament Asian Philosophy History of Western Culture
Augustine Muhammad & Islam History of Greek Philos Introduction to Ethics
Heidegger Intro to Philosophy History of Modern Philos Biomedical Ethics
Hermeneutics Critical Thinking 20th Century Art & Culture Business Ethics
Contemporary Philos Philos & Literature Symbolic Logic Jazz Guitar
Buddhism World Religions Introduction to Humanities Martial arts/Phys Ed.

OTHER EXPERIENCE

UC Riverside College of Humanities Advisory Council 2008-10,
Director, Pacific Cultural Arts Foundation, 2006-08,
Chief Instructor, US Karate League 69-04

INSTITUTIONAL ACTIVITIES

Pierce College Curriculum Committee, 1996-98
Faculty Senator, Pierce College, 1993
Sponsor Pierce College Philos Club, 1988-90, 94, 96
Sponsor Pierce College Martial Arts Club, 1984-91
Faculty Senator, Mission College, 1982-83
LACCD Educational Policies Advisory Committee, 1981-83
Academic Rank Committee, Mission College, 1983
Student Grievance Committee, Mission College, 1983

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIP, ACTIVITIES, CONFERENCES

Director, Los Angeles Area Nietzsche Society, 94-97
Member, American Philosophical Association
Member, North American Nietzsche Society
Univ. British Columbia Philos. Counseling Conf., 1994
Co-sponsor LACCD Critical Thinking Conf., 1987
Sonoma State Univ. Critical Thinking Conf., 1984
Author Hum Curricula passed Cal CC Faculty Senate, 1983
Co-sponsor, L.A. Comm. Col Critical Thinking Conf., 1983


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