Stanley, Maurice F. 1945-

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STANLEY, Maurice F. 1945-


Born January 22, 1945, in Newport, TN; son of Claude L. and Louise J. Stanley; married Glana Hooper (a teacher), December 24, 1968. Ethnicity: "White." Education: North Carolina State University, B.S., 1967; University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill, M.A., 1973, Ph.D., 1976. Hobbies and other interests: "Analysis of world and national issues."


Home—812 Live Oak Dr. S.W., Sunset Beach, NC 28468. Office—Department of Philosophy, University of North Carolina—Wilmington, 601 South College Rd., Wilmington, NC 28403. E-mail—[email protected].


University of North Carolina—Wilmington, Wilmington, NC, lecturer in philosophy, 1990—. Visiting scholar at various public libraries in North Carolina.


American Philosophical Association, Bradley Society.


Grants from North Carolina Humanities Council, 1988, 1993.


The Legend of Nance Dude (novel), J. F. Blair (Winston-Salem, NC), 1991.

Logic and Controversy, Wadsworth Group (Belmont, CA), 2002.


Stanley's novel The Legend of Nance Dude, was adapted as a play and performed at public libraries throughout North Carolina.


Bewitchments, a textbook of problems from the history of philosophy.


Maurice F. Stanley told CA: "Since childhood I have loved books. They are a contribution to the world and, if they are any good, they are a way to conquer death. My writing began in trying to make the points of my discipline clear and brief to my students.

"In my fiction I was influenced by Hemingway and E. L. Doctorow, and I highly regard Leo Tolstoy. In nonfiction I admire Josiah Royce and mathematics problems books, for example work by Geoffrey MottSmith. I write in restaurants, as Jean-Paul Sartre did, often very late at night.

"My nonfiction is about philosophy and logic, the subjects I teach. I was inspired to write my novel by the great novelists I have read."

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