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Ronald Ernest Santoni, American philosophy educator.


Santoni, Ronald Ernest was born on December 19, 1931 in Arvida, Quebec, Canada. Son of Fred Albert and Phyllis (Tremaine) Santoni.


Bachelor, Bishop's University, Lennoxville, Quebec, 1952. Master of Arts, Brown University, 1954. Doctor of Philosophy, Boston University, 1961.

Postgraduate, University Paris-Sorbonne, 1957.


Assistant professor philosophy University Pacific, Stockton, California, 1958-1961. Postdoctoral research fellow Yale University, New Haven, 1961-1962. Assistant professor philosophy Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana, 1962-1964.

Faculty Denison University, Granville, Ohio, since 1964, professor philosophy, 1968—2002, chairman department, 1971-1973, 82-84, 92, Maria Theresa Barney chair in philosophy, since 1978, professor emeritus, since 2002. Peace lecturer Bethel College, Spring, 1985. Visiting scholar in philosophy Cambridge University, England, 1986, 90, 94, 97, 99, 2001, visiting lecturer in philosophy, 1990.

Visiting fellow Clare Hall, Cambridge University, 1986, elected life member,1986, life member, visiting scholar, 1990, 94, 97, 99, 2001, 03, 04, 06, 08. Visiting fellow in philosophy Yale University, 1975, 81, 93-94, 97. Keynote speaker 2d International Conference on Nuclear Free Zones, Cordoba, Spain, 1985.

International Studies Association, London, 1989, speaker and United States of America co-chair International conference International Philosophers for Prevention of Nuclear Omnicide, Moscow, 1990. Delegate and raporteur United Nations meeting of Peace Messenger Organizations, Dagomys, Sochi, Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, 1991. Invited participant Colloquium on Technological Risks to Environment, Montreal, 1993.

Invited speaker University Paris (Sorbonne), 2004, International Conference Honoring Centenary of J.P. Sartre, University Amiens, France, 2005. Speaker in field.


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    • Contributing author: Current Philosophical Issues: Essays in Honor of Commerce. J. Ducasse, 1966, Towards the Understanding and Prevention of Genocide, 1984, Nuclear War: Philosophical Perspectives, 1985, Genocide: A Critical Bibliographic Review, 1988, Just War, Nonviolence and Nuclear Deterrence: Philosophers on War and Peace, 1992, The Institution of War, 1991, Violence and Human Co-Existence, 1994, Hiroshima's Shadows, 1998, The Encyclopedia of Genocide, 1999, Human Coexistence and Sustainable Development, 2001, Das Sein und das Nichts, 2003, Global Studies Encyclopedia, 2003, Dictionnaire Sartre, 2004, Sartre Today: A Centenary Celebration, 2005-2006, Pourquoi Sartre? 2006, Lebendiger Sartre, German, 2009, Uber Sartre: Perspektiven und Kritiken, 2005, Sartre: le philosophe, l'intellectuel, et la politique, 2007. Author: Bad Faith, Good Faith and Authenticity in Sartre's Early Philosophy, 1995, Sartre on Violence: Curiously Ambivalent, 2003.

      Editor, contributor Religious Language and the Problem of Religious Knowledge, 1968. Co-editor Social and Political Philosophy, 1963. Contributing editor Internet on the Holocaust and Genocide.

      Member editorial board Journal Peace and Justice Studies. Contributor over 164 publication in professional journals and national magazines.


Vice president National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Licking County, 1967. Co-organizer Crawfordsville (Indiana) Human Rights Council, 1962-1964. National executive committee Episcopal Peace Fellowship, 1968-1978.

International council International Institute on the Holocaust and Genocide, since 1985. National council Fellowship of Reconciliation, 1988-1989. Trustee Margaret Hall School, Versailles, Kentucky, 1972-1974.

National board directors Promoting Enduring Peace, 1982-2002, 06^. Member American Philosophical Association, Church Society for College Work, Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, International Philosophers for Peace (vice president 1983-1985, vice president central division 1990-1991, international president 1991-1996, international executive committee since 1996), Sartre Society of North America (executive committee since 1994), Sartre Circle (coordinator since 1997), le groupe d'Etudes Sartriennes, Gandhi-King Society, Union of Bi-National Professionals Against Omnicide (vice president since 1978), Institut für Axiologische Forschungen (Bulgaria)(executive committee), Concerned Philosophers for Peace (founding since 1980, president 1996-1997), Fellowship of Reconciliation, Radical Philosophers Association, Amnesty International, OxFam American, American Civil Liberties Union, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Open Door Community, Atlanta.


Married Marguerite Ada Kiene, June 25, 1955. Children: Christina, Marcia, Andrea, Juanita, Jonathan, Sondra.

Fred Albert Santoni

Phyllis (Tremaine) Santoni

Marguerite Ada Kiene

Jonathan Santoni

Juanita Santoni

Andrea Santoni

Christina Santoni

Marcia Santoni

Sondra Santoni