Statement of Professional Interests
It is fitting for me to begin this report by gratefully acknowledging those thinkers by whom I have been most influenced. I am happily indebted to Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Ricoeur, and Gadamer, each of whom in turn owes much to Husserl. Gabriel Marcel, too, has left a substantial mark on my thinking. Two other people deserve, and have, my constant appreciation: Edward Ballard and Herbert Spiegelberg.