DECEMBER 2020  |   VOLUME 43   |   ISSUE 6

Board President Letter
Hartman Happy Hour
Membership Reminders
Journal of Axiology Updates
Contributions & Publications Notice


Greetings ,

Wonderful holiday wishes to you all! In the midst of darkness that might show up during these days, there is always the possibility of beams of light. I feel our annual conference this year was soaked in it.

Many thanks to our Conference Chair, Suzie Price, and her Co-Host Catherine Blakemore. It was such an enriching and engaging three days. And many thanks as well to the design team she put together and to the speakers. Who could not be enriched as a result of having attended?

Just as importantly, thanks to so many of you who were there. It was so great to see all of you, to connect with you, and to feel in touch with the entire globe, thanks to those who came from such spots as Australia, and China, and Europe.

For those who were not able to attend, there was news announced at the end that you might be interested in. We have a new President starting in January, Suzie Price. And we have a new Secretary, Jen Rowley. Which means Secretary Adina Borta, from Romania, and I, are wrapping up our last term on the board. Gilberto Carrasco, from Mexico, will be ending his service as well.

Not only that, we have 4 new people entering the board in January. These are Pam Brooks, from Massachusetts, Malcolm North from Arkansas, Sophie Coulthard from the UK, and Ron Laurie from Australia. They will be wonderful additions to the already active board!

I’m grateful to all those who were willing to put their name in for possible election. We had a difficult time making our choices--all were so promising! But we hope that there will be other ways for all of you to use your good spirit to help move the Institute in its mission to make the world a better place. 

So I gracefully say goodbye as President.

It was an enriching—and sometimes challenging—experience. I loved all the people I’ve met both on the board and in the Institute as members. I especially value being with many of the ones involved in the early days of the Institute. Since it’s been about 30 years since I first learned about the Institute from Wayne Carpenter, who trained me, I’ve enjoyed all the ups and downs, even the eventual board experience I ended up dealing with. So now I’m glad to hand it over. (I look forward to finally catching my breath.

I also look forward to seeing you all at our Hartman Happy Hours and our other Zoom sessions in the future. We have a wonderful group of people and in no way do I want to give up connecting in some way.

Have a value-rich year ahead—in the world-enriching sense of value that Hartman inspires!

K.T. Connor, PhD

Join Us for the Hartman Happy Hour!

If you enjoy learning about how people use Hartman’s work, join us for our regular Hartman Happy Hours as we dive into the application and legacy of Hartman's work. These Happy Hours are available to all people who are interested, who want to network, and share from their different perspectives and approaches to Hartman's work.

This is a complimentary, no fee, and regularly occurring event for anyone interested in Axiology and Robert S. Hartman. It will be a time to connect, collaborate, share, and learn!

Join Us On Next Week  on December 9th, 2020

1:00 PM PST / 4:00 PM EST / 3:00 PM CST / 8:00 PM GMT

With presenters Steven Sisler and Pam Brooks-Richards  
Please bring a copy of your personal HVP for use in breakout discussions.. 

Register Here So We Can Send a Reminder and the Zoom Link



Dear RSHI members,

We are so grateful for the rich history of the Robert S. Hartman Institute and even more grateful for the continued growth we see both at the Institute and with the legacy and influence of the Hartman Value Profile worldwide.

With that gratitude, we want to thank and welcome the 57 new members who have joined our organization in the past three months. We’re so thrilled to have you all join us for all the incredible things we have planned for 2021 and beyond. 

For all our members, if you are interested in joining a committee on Research, Education, Hartman Happy Hour(s), or anything else, please don’t hesitate to reach out!

And don't forget, part of your membership includes an optimized member profile in the member directory. Use this space to share your story, link to your website, and promote yourself! See how in the Member's Area Guide.

If you have any trouble accessing or renewing your membership, please email: [email protected]

Catherine Blakemore
VP of Membership

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2020 for the Journal of Formal Axiology: Theory and Practice Coming Soon...

Volume 13 of the journal will be available soon. My thanks to contributors Steve Byrum, Leonardo Gomez, and Malcolm North. I look forward to sharing it with you.  If you are a Member you receive complimentary access when you log in to the Member Center.

We are taking submissions for 2021. Guidelines for submission, as stated in the front pages of the Journal, are:

  • This journal is published once a year by the Robert S. Hartman Institute. All articles must have an obvious connection with the formal axiology or value theory of Robert S. Hartman and its applications. Articles may be critical, constructive, creative, theoretical, or applied. None dealing with axiology, in general, will be considered. Articles must advance our understanding of Hartmanian axiology and/or what can be done with it. No manuscripts will be accepted that merely summarize what is already known, or that have been previously published, submitted, or accepted elsewhere.
  • MANUSCRIPTS should be submitted as e-mail attachments to Cliff Hurst at: [email protected] They should be in MS Word format, 12 point type. Articles will be subject to blind review, so the name of and contact information for the author(s) should appear only on the title page, which will be deleted by the Editor before sending the article on to members of our Editorial Advisory Board or to other reviewers for their blind assessment of its worthiness for publication.


  • We have updated our Bookstore to include the recently published Revolution Against War: Selected Writings on War and Peace and added books written by great axiology thinkers. Check it out here.  
  • Work has been completed on a gift book to be entitled, The Wit and Wisdom of Robert S. Hartman: Inspiration for Living Fully, Quotes by Robert S. Hartman. The anticipated publication is early 2021. I think you will really l like the content and can't wait to share it with you.

Cliff Hurst, PhD
VP of Research




We're very excited to announce the publication of previously unavailable writings on war and peace by Robert S. Hartman. 

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