Savage, Daniel M. 1956-

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SAVAGE, Daniel M. 1956-


Born June 4, 1956, in Bangor, ME; son of Joseph (an accountant) and Jeannette (Dupuis) Savage; married Joyce Bateman, November 9, 1985; children: Hannah. Education: East Central University, Ada, OK, B.A., 1990; University of California—Santa Barbara, M.A., 1992, Ph.D., 1997. Politics: Liberal. Religion: "No organized religion." Hobbies and other interests: Hiking, religious studies.


Home—P.O. Box 1039, Athens, WV 24712. Office—Concord College, Athens, WV 24712. E-mail—[email protected].


Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS, visiting professor, 1997-98; University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Chickasha, OK, assistant professor, 1998-2002; Concord College, Athens, WV, assistant professor, 2002—.


John Dewey's Liberalism: Individual, Community, and Self-Development, Southern Illinois University Press (Carbondale, IL), 2001.


Spiritual Liberation, a "Nietzschean project of self-discovery;" research on the political thought of Ralph Waldo Emerson.


Daniel M. Savage told CA: "For writing to be publishable it has to have, among other things, a certain coherence and consistency. Thus, writing helps me to develop my own ideas; it forces me to impose a rationally coherent and consistent order on them, even if what I am writing about is the insufficiency of rationality. My current project, tentatively titled Spiritual Liberation, is meant to help me develop my own path of spiritual liberation. If it is published—great! If not, it will have still served its purpose.

"I am influenced by Emerson, Thoreau, Nietzsche, and Socrates. I have learned from them that all the value I have to offer the world derives from my uniqueness. I write to create and share my unique perspective.

"My writing process can be described as creative synthesis. I start by collecting and sorting ideas. Then I try to create a coherent synthesis. I go through several drafts.

"I write on subjects I am drawn toward—a form of eros."