The Society for Post-Critical and Personalist Studies

The Society for Post-Critical and Personalist Studies (SPCPS) was formed in 2004, and took over the publication of Appraisal.

The Society aims to promote interestin, and further application of, the work of Michael Polanyi and similar thinkers, by publishing a journal, organising conference, and other activities.

All individual members receive the Society's journal Appraisal, and likewise all individual subscribers to Appraisal will become members of the SPCPS.


President: Dr Chris Goodman
Chairman, Conference Organiser and Editor of Appraisal: Dr Richard Allen
Secretary and Treasurer: Miss Elizabeth Allen
Librarian: Mr David Britton
Other Committee Member: Dr Norman Wetherick

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Appraisal welcomes articles, working papers, discussion items and book reviews, on all aspects of philosophy and on the application of philosophical ideas to other areas of thought and practice.

Before submitting an article please see the StyleSheet

Appraisal is published in March and October each year,
4 issues (2 yrs) constituting 1 volume.

Editor: Dr R.T. Allen, 20 Ulverscroft Rd, Loughborough, Leics. LE11 3PU, England
E-mail: Editor, Appraisal
Editorial Advisers
  • Prof. Klaus Allerbeck, Faculty of Social Sciences, J-W Goethe University, Frankfürt-am-Main, Germany
  • Dr Giorgio Baruchello Faculty of Law and Social Sciences, University of Akureyri, Akureyri, Iceland
  • Dr Angela Botez, Institute of Philosophy, Romanian Academy of Sciences, Bucharest, Romania
  • Dr R.J. Brownhill, Dept of Educational Studies, University of Surrey, Guildford
  • Dr Éva Gábor, Dept of Philosophy, Technical University of Budapest, Hungary
  • Dr David Lamb, Dept of Biomedical Science & Bioethics, University of Birmingham
  • Dr Tihamér Margitay Dept of Philosophy and History of Science, Technical University of Budapest, Hungary
  • Dr Endre Nagy, Dept of Social Policy, Janus Pannonius University, Pécs, Hungary
  • Dr John Preston, Dept of Philosophy, University of Reading
  • The Rev'd Julian Ward, Nantwich, Cheshire (formerly at Regents Theological College (U. of Manchester))
  • Dr Norman Wetherick, Edinburgh (formerly at the Dept of Psychology, University of Aberdeen)

Indexing: Appraisal is indexed in The British Humanities Index and The Philosophers' Index.

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