The extensive canvas lined by way of the articles within the current quantity celebrates the range and richness of the writings of Frank Manuel in the course of a scholarly occupation that spans over 5 many years. the themes of the articles - starting from technological know-how to utopia, from theology to political idea - replicate a few of the issues Manuel has written approximately with erudition, aptitude and unusual conception. it's only becoming that during paying tribute to this kind of defiant mind each one writer brings to his therapy a special point of view and texture, the results of his personal unique forays into the historical past of principles. but underlying all of the essays is the conviction that the research of the intersection of people and concepts nonetheless yields a wealthy harvest. awarded to Frank at the celebration of his 80th birthday, within the Presence o/the prior honors a instructor, a chum and, mainly, a pupil. R. T. Bienvenu and M. Feingold (eds). ln the presence of the earlier. vii. MARTIN PERETZ Frank Manuel: An Appreciation It used to be eventually as a result of Frank Edward Manuel that i made a decision (however belatedly) to forgo a formal educational profession. when you consider that I had no longer left quite a bit as a leafscar at the tree of the scholarly tradition this isn't a truth which a person else might have cause to note. it's also no longer, i'm chuffed so as to add, anything for which Manuel should be specially remembered.
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