Jacob Boulogne, who usually goes by the name of 'Jack', was born in Indonesia of Dutch parents, but spent most of his life in Canada, mainly in Alberta and British Columbia. His first degree is a Bachelor's in Physics and Mathematics, but after earning his teaching credentials, he switched to Philosophy, mainly because of Jack's almost life long interest in morality, and moral reasoning. He ended his university studies with a First Class Master's degree in the Philosophy Department at UBC in Vancouver, BC. This interest in morality is partly due to having spent three years in a concentration camp, when he witnessed plenty of "man's inhumanity to man". For about ten years Jack taught two locally developed courses, the first labeled Philosophy 12, for both Grade 11 and 12 students, and then Ethics 11, mainly intended for the younger students, some of which took Ethics first, and Philosophy the next semester or year.
The photograph seen here was made when Jack was about 45, and since then a lot has happened. It is the only very good photograph he has, and the reader should assume that he is not as handsome as the photo. It was taken in that period of his life when he was extremely busy developing his locally developed courses. The government showed no interest, of course. The idea that textbooks can be written by individuals, rather than by committees, is totally alien to the bureaucratic mind.
But the real reason that Jack had this picture taken was that his son John was absent in Saudi Arabia, and he wished to let him know his father's thoughts were always with him. At present Jack's health is just so-so, but he keeps writing books with a fanatical determination, driven by a desire to fully unlock the logic of morality.