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Jack Sanders was born and raised in Chicago. He received a double B.A. degree (two independent degrees) in Philosophy and Psychology from Purdue University in 1968, having also spent an academic year (1966–67) at the Universität Hamburg, in Germany. He then received his M.A. (1972) and Ph.D. (1977) in Philosophy from Boston University.
Jack has been teaching at RIT since September 1976. He has served as Chair of the Department of Philosophy three times, from 1977–1982, from 1986–1988, and from 2001 to 2004. He was RIT’s chief judicial officer from 1987–1988. He has twice been awarded the Eisenhart Annual Award for Outstanding Teaching at RIT, in 1979–1980 and in 2000–2001.
During 1995–1996 Jack was a visiting Fulbright professor at the Graduate School for Social Research in the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, and he has also been a visiting faculty member at the University of Helsinki. He served on the faculty at the U.S. Business School in Prague from 1997 to 2004.
Jack is the author and editor of several books, and has written more than thirty published articles in a variety of areas of Philosophy. He is also the author of the scripts for five of the audio presentations in Knowledge Products’s Science and Discovery series. He has lectured in many places both in the United States and Europe.
While philosophy still remains Jack’s favorite leisure activity, he has also recently been bitten by the genealogy bug.