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Jon M. Fennell

Jon M. Fennell
Jon M. Fennell is Professor of Education and Dean of Social Sciences at Hillsdale College. His teaching and research reflect a deep interest in philosophy, politics and education and is frequently focused on the domain where the three disciplines overlap. In recent years his writing has focused on the work of 20th century chemist and philosopher Michael Polanyi, on whom Dr. Fennell has published numerous papers, including a study in which Polanyian themes unlock the deepest meaning of C. S. Lewis’s The Abolition of Man.
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Like many of you, I am sure, my first encounter with the term “the moral imagination” came through reading Russell Kirk. In an attempt to make better sense of...