Dale Tuggy

Dale Tuggy is Professor of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Fredonia, where he teaches courses in analytic theology, philosophy of religion, religious studies, and the history of philosophy.


  1. Dale
    May 25, 2007 @ 12:14 am

    Hi Joseph,

    Happily, I didn’t have to approach anyone – these are basically self-published. Lulu is a truly amazing new company. Basically, you provide a print-ready pdf (harder than it sounds), and prepare the cover, and they spit out the books when people order them. Basically, any fool can now be published, at next to no cost – they just take a small % of each book ordered. (They do charge more if you want promotional services, etc.) There’s never been anything remotely like it.

    In the case of the Clarke volume, the results aren’t too pretty, but I thought it worth it because of the content. Someday maybe I’ll do the best (1738?) edition of Clarke, but (1) the trinitarian part of his Works is massive (2-3 books worth) and (2) it’d have to be done 8×10, not normal 6×9 size, because of the print sizes and layout. Really, I’d rather see someone do a proper new edition, but that’d be many years in the making. However, I went ahead and did Waterland, so it’d only be fair to do all the relevant works by Clarke.

    RE: the SEP entry, the answer is: me. Maybe it’ll be included by some time in the Fall? I’d be glad to send you a rough draft when I get a complete one, if you care to give any feedback.

    I have seriously entertained Clarke’s view, but I don’t quite hold it – the reasons for that are too complicated to go in to here. But I’m closer to him than to Athanasius or Aquinas.

  2. Joseph Jedwab
    May 24, 2007 @ 8:02 am

    Supercool! I’m particularly interested in what Clarke has to say about the Trinity. So how does Lulu work? I see you wrote the intro for the Clarke volume. Did you approach them and say I’d like to put out some cheap reprints of early modern classics on the Trinity and Incarnation? It doesn’t sound like it was an easy sell. And who’s writing the Stanford entry on the Trinity? I’d guess your own view is closer to the subordinationism of Clarke than the Augustinian pro-Nicene theory of Aquinas. (How’s that for name-dropping?)

    -Joseph Jedwab