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BPC professor joins humanities journal Editorial Board


Dr. Lee Cheek, chair of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Division at Brewton-Parker College, was recently invited to join the Editorial Board of Humanitas, an interdisciplinary journal dedicated to promoting the humanities, including the social sciences.

Cheek formerly served as the editor of the journal from 1988-1991. Humanitas is a publication of the National Humanities Institute, a Washington-area “think tank.”

Joseph Baldacchino, the current editor of the journal, said Cheek was asked to join the board as the result of his academic accomplishments and scholarly devotion to humane learning.

The purpose of the journal is to “foster among its readers and contributors a spirit of open inquiry, a willingness to subject cherished doctrines to challenge and look beyond conventional categories of thought. Humanitas explores issues of moral and social philosophy, epistemology, and aesthetics, and the relations among them, such as the moral and cultural conditions of knowledge. Favorable to an historical understanding of life, Humanitas explores the simultaneous tension and union between universality and particularity, and the interdependence and opposition of creativity and tradition. Fruitful new thinking will resist reductionism and will, for example, distinguish between contrasting strains within modernity and postmodernity.”

Cheek’s books include Political Philosophy and Cultural Renewal (Transaction/Rutgers, 2001; with Kathy B. Cheek), and Calhoun and Popular Rule (University of Missouri Press, 2001; paper edition, 2004); Calhoun: Selected Writings and Speeches (Regnery, 2003), and Order and Legitimacy (Transaction/Rutgers, 2004). He has also published more than 50 journal articles in publications such as the Journal of Politics, Methodist History, International Social Science Review, and is a regular commentator on American politics.

Cheek's current research includes completing an intellectual biography of Francis Graham Wilson and a study of the political thought of Patrick Henry.


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