Professor of Philosophy and the ‘E. Wilson Lyon’ Professor of Humanities at Pomona College in Claremont, California. He received his Ph.D. at Yale University (1964) and is author of Language and Being (Yale University Press), Human Presence: At the Boundaries of Meaning (Mercer University Press), and The (Coming) Age of Thresholding (Kluwer Academic Publishers), as well as numerous articles in journals such as The Review of Metaphysics, Man and World, Philosophy Today, The Harvard Review of Philosophy, the International Philosophical Quarterly and Existenz. In lectures throughout the United States, Europe, South America, and Asia, Erickson is reflecting on contemporary culture and its relation to spiritual life. His 24-lecture series “Philosophy as a Guide to Living” is available through The Teaching Company. Erickson has been a guest-faculty member at several psychoanalytic institutes and is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy. He recently was an invited guest in Hong Kong and Xi’an, China to participate with other international and Chinese scholars in discussions concerning the Common Good and a Confucian approach to Chinese Family Health Care.