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Emeritus, Retired, and Deceased Faculty

Rem Edwards

Rem Edwards

Professor Emeritus
816 McClung Tower
Knoxville, TN 37996-0480

Phone: 865-974-4124
Fax: 865-974-3509

Email: remb1@att.net


My Ph.D. is from Emory University and I joined the department in 1966.

Ethics, Metaethics, Formal Axiology, Medical Ethics, Philosophy of Religion, Epistemology, American Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Process Philosophy

Recent, representative publications

  • "Judaism, Process Theology, and Formal Axiology," Process Studies, Vol. 43.2, 2014, pp. 87-103.
  • "God as a Single Processing Actual Entity," Process Studies, Vol. 42.1, 2013, pp. 77-86.
  • John Wesley's Values–And Ours. Lexington, KY: Emeth Press, 2012.
  • Spiritual Values and Evaluations. Lexington, KY: Emeth Press, 2012.
  • "Gallopin's Mistakes," Journal of Formal Axiology: Theory and Practice, Vol. 5, 2012, pp. 157-168.
  • The Essentials of Formal Axiology (Lanham, MD: University Press of America, 2010).
  • "Transfinite Mathematics, and Axiology as a Future Science," Journal of Formal Axiology, Theory and Practice, Vol. 2, 2009, pp. 147-168.
  • "People and Their Worth: Uniting Process and Axiology," Process Studies, Vol. 38, no. 1, 2009, pp. 43-68.
  • "Know Thyself: Know Thy Psychology," Journal of Formal Axiology, Theory and Practice, Vol. 1, 2008, pp. 81-100.
  • "Pleasure" in Encyclopedia of American Philosophy, eds. John Lachs and Robert Talisse. New York: Routledge, 2007.
  • "Self-realization," in Encyclopedia of American Philosophy, eds. John Lachs and Robert Talisse. New York: Routledge, 2007.
  • "Robert S. Hartman," in Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers, London - New York, Thoemmes/Continuum, 2005.
  • "Freedom and Free Will," in The Encyclopedia of Bioethics, Third Edition, New York, Macmillan, 2004.
  • Dialogues on Values and Centers of Value: Old Friends, New Ideas. Amsterdam - Atlanta: Editions Rodopi, 2002. Co-authored with Thomas M. Dicken.
  • What Caused the Big Bang? Amsterdam - Atlanta: Editions Rodopi, 2002.

Recent, representative presentations

  • "The Coherence of Whitehead's Ontology and His Values," Tenth International Whitehead Conference, Center for Process Studies, Claremont CA, June 5, 2015.
  • "What Process Thinkers Value, and Why," Conference on Process Ethics, Center for Process Studies, Claremont, CA, Sept. 27, 2013.
  • "John Wesley's Values," R. S. Hartman Institute for Formal and Applied Axiology," Knoxville, TN, Oct. 26, 2012.
  • "Identification: Spiritual Union for Dummies," R. S. Hartman Institute for Formal and Applied Axiology, Knoxville, TN, Oct. 6, 2006.
  • "Knowing Patients Through Their Values," co-presented with Art Ellis, R. S. Hartman Institute for Formal and Applied Axiology, Knoxville, TN, Sept. 15, 2005.
  • "The Christian and Religious Value Profiles,"co-presented with David and Vera Mefford, R. S. Hartman Institute for Formal and Applied Axiology, Knoxville, TN, Oct. 11, 2002.
  • "Being and Becoming All that We Can Be," International Congress of Axiology, Autonomous University of Mexico, Toluca, Mexico, Oct. 5, 2001.
  • "Can We Make Sense of 'Infinite Value'?" co-presented with Thomas M. Dicken, R. S. Hartman Institute for Formal and Applied Axiology, Knoxville, TN, Oct. 6, 2000.

I have been the Editor of the "Hartman Institute Axiological Studies" sub-series of the Value Inquiry Book Series published by Editions Rodopi. Seven books have now been published in this series.

In 2008 I became the Senior Editor of the Journal of Formal Axiology: Theory and Practice, published by the Robert S. Hartman Institute.


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