Island House Press

Island House Press
Island House Press is based in Toronto, Canada. Its co-owners, Terrance Quinn (PhD, MSc, BSc) and John Benton (MA, BEd, BA) have introduced a new kind of journalism to its publications – a fusion of journalistic and scholarly writing that not only appeals to a wide audience without implying simplification, but also invites scholars at all levels to work gradually toward the distant goal of reading on the level of the times.These publications envision a time when ecologies are cared for, and when economies, cultures and education promote leisure and human creativity with fresh solutions to concrete problems. Its most recent titles, Journeyism: A Handbook for Future Academics (2022), and Economics Actually: Today and Tomorrow. Sustainable and Inclusive (2019) each introduce a new standard model for the academy and the economy, respectively.

How can human intelligence hope to deal with the seemingly hopeless and discouraging challenges during these times? No problem is at once more delicate and more profound, more practical and perhaps more pressing.

We can make a beginning by asking: What, precisely, is it to understand? What are the dynamics of the human mind that favour insight? What do the answers to such questions imply for the guidance of human thought and action?

Journeyism’s  introduction to the act of understanding is not an end in itself, but rather a beginning. It is a necessary beginning. For if to verify for oneself that knowing is understanding, knowing mathematics is understanding, knowing science is understanding, and the knowledge of common sense is understanding, then one may develop a plan of what is to be known.

Journeyism. A Handbook for Future Academics reveals how a new standard model, based on the act of understanding, will reinvigorate education with the assurance of sustained global stewardship that respects human dignity.

Quinn and Benton’s tapestry of clear explanations, concrete examples, insightful analyses, sound arguments, pithy criticisms, and sensible suggestions certainly provide the needed basis to get us on our way to conceiving and realizing sane and sustainable economies and lives.

− Professor Bruce Anderson,
Sobey School of Business, St. Mary's University, Halifax, Canada
− Professor Michael Shute,
Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NFLD
(Author of Lonergan's Discovery of the Science of Economics &
Lonergan's Early Economic Research)
November 17, 2019
For further information, please contact the publishers, Terrance Quinn and John Benton, at islandhousepressto@gmail.com
Toronto ON, Canada, M5A 0C2
ISBN Prefix: 978-1-9992642
Island House Press
Island House Press is based in Toronto, Canada. Its co-owners, Terrance Quinn (PhD, MSc, BSc) and John Benton (MA, BEd, BA) have introduced a new kind of journalism to its publications – a fusion of journalistic and scholarly writing that not only appeals to a wide audience without implying simplification, but also invites scholars at all levels to work gradually toward the distant goal of reading on the level of the times.These publications envision a time when ecologies are cared for, and when economies, cultures and education promote leisure and human creativity with fresh solutions to concrete problems. Its most recent titles, Journeyism: A Handbook for Future Academics (2022), and Economics Actually: Today and Tomorrow. Sustainable and Inclusive (2019) introduce a new standard model for each of the academy and the economy.

How can human intelligence hope to deal with the seemingly hopeless and discouraging challenges during these times? No problem is at once more delicate and more profound, more practical and perhaps more pressing.

We can make a beginning by asking: What, precisely, is it to understand? What are the dynamics of the human mind that favour insight? What do the answers to such questions imply for the guidance of human thought and action?

Journeyism’s  introduction to the act of understanding is not an end in itself, but rather a beginning. It is a necessary beginning. For if to verify for oneself that knowing is understanding, knowing mathematics is understanding, knowing science is understanding, and the knowledge of common sense is understanding, then one may develop a plan of what is to be known.

Journeyism. A Handbook for Future Academics reveals how a new standard model, based on the act of understanding, will reinvigorate education with the assurance of sustained global stewardship that respects human dignity.

"Quinn and Benton’s tapestry of clear explanations, concrete examples, insightful analyses, sound arguments, pithy criticisms, and sensible suggestions certainly provide the needed basis to get us on our way to conceiving and realizing sane and sustainable economies and lives."

− Professor Bruce Anderson,
Sobey School of Business, St. Mary's University, Halifax, Canada
− Professor Michael Shute,
Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NFLD
(Author of Lonergan's Discovery of the Science of Economics &
Lonergan's Early Economic Research)
November 17, 2019

For further information, please contact the publishers, Terrance Quinn and John Benton, at islandhousepressto@gmail.com
Toronto ON, Canada, M5A 0C2
ISBN Prefix: 978-1-9992642