Yanal, Robert J. 1948-

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YANAL, Robert J. 1948-


Born February 3, 1948, in Shenandoah, PA; son of John (a bank president) and Elizabeth Yanal; companion of Larry Spencer (a consultant). Ethnicity: "White." Education: University of Pittsburgh, B.A., 1969; University of Illinois at Chicago Circle, M.A., 1970, Ph.D., 1975. Politics: Democrat.


Home—Southfield, MI. Office—Department of Philosophy, Wayne State University, 5057 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202; fax: 313-577-2077. E-mail[email protected].


Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, professor of philosophy, 1974—. Guest speaker at other institutions, including Hope College; conference participant.


American Philosophical Association, American Society for Aesthetics, American Association of University Professors (member of executive board, 1995-97).


(Coauthor) Basic Logic, with instructor's manual, West Publishing (St. Paul, MN), 1988.

(Editor and contributor) Institutions of Art: Reconsiderations of George Dickie's Philosophy, Pennsylvania State University Press (University Park, PA), 1994.

Paradoxes of Emotion and Fiction, Pennsylvania State University Press (University Park, PA), 1999.

Hitchcock As Philosopher, McFarland (Jefferson, NC), 2005.

Contributor to books, including Applying Philosophy, edited by Terrell Bynum and William Vitek, Metaphilosophy Foundation (New York, NY), 1989; Emotion and the Arts, edited by Hjort and Laver, Oxford University Press (New York, NY), 1997; Argumentation and Rhetoric, edited by Hans V. Hansen and others, Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation (Windsor, Ontario, Canada), 1998; Argumentation and Its Applications, edited by Hans V. Hansen and others, Ontario Society for the Study of Argumentation (Windsor, Ontario, Canada), 2002; and Film and Epistemology: Integrating Images and Ideas, edited by Kevin L. Stoehr, McFarland (Jefferson, NC), 2002. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including Philosophy and Literature, British Journal of Aesthetics, Pacific Philosophical Quarterly, Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Informal Logic, American Philosophical Quarterly, Monist, Metaphilosophy, Personalist, and Contemporary Aesthetics.



Bob and Larry's Excellent Adventures,http://homepage.mac.com/ryanal (February 22, 2006).