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Volume 8, No. 1 - Fall 2006

Issue #15


Susan Love Brown is interim director of the Ph.D. in Comparative Studies, associate professor of anthropology, and a women's studies faculty associate at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton. She is the co-author of Meeting Anthropology Phase to Phase (2000) and the editor of Intentional Community: An Anthropological Perspective (2002). As a political and psychological anthropologist, her research involves the cultural origins of ideology (especially American individualist anarchism), social evolution, intentional communities, gender and ethnicity, and popular culture. Her article, "Ayn Rand: The Woman Who Would Not Be President," appeared in Feminist Interpretations of Ayn Rand (1999), edited by Mimi Reisel Gladstein and Chris Matthew Sciabarra.

Gregory M. Browne, email: <>, Instructor at Eastern Michigan University and sometimes other Michigan colleges, is the author of Necessary Factual Truth (University Press of America, 2001), which presents, elaborates and advocates a position similar to that of Leonard Peikoff in "The Analytic-Synthetic Dichotomy."  He has also written "Future Contingents" (unpublished). He has a B.A. in an interdisciplinary social sciences program and in political science (1979), an M.A. in political science (1984), and an M.A. (1988) and Ph.D. (1994) in philosophy, from Michigan State University.

Marc Champagne, email: <>, is a philosopher completing a doctorate in semiotics at the University of Quebec in Montreal. Recipient of the 2003 Ian Bailey award for interdisciplinarity, he is currently adjunct-researcher at the Canada Research Chair in the Theory of Knowledge and a past member of the Peirce-Wittgenstein Research Group (which is preparing volume 7 of the Writings of Charles S. Peirce).

Algirdas Degutis, email: <>, is Senior Fellow at the Culture, Philosophy and Arts Research Institute (Vilnius, Lithuania). He is the author of three books, including Language, Thought and Reality (1984), Individualism and Social Order (1998), and of numerous articles on philosophy of language and political philosophy. He has translated into Lithuanian some major works of classical liberalism and libertarianism, including those by John Locke, Friedrich Hayek, Milton Friedman, and Robert Nozick.

David Graham, email: <>; url: <>, is an independent scholar living in Sacramento, California. He graduated summa cum laude from California State University, Sacramento, with degrees in English and philosophy. His writing, which focuses on libertarianism and animal rights, has been published on and

Roderick T. Long, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, 6080 Haley Center, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama 36849, email: <>, url: <>, A.B. Harvard 1985, Ph.D. Cornell 1992, is the author of Reason and Value: Aristotle versus Rand (The Objectivist Center, 2000) and Wittgenstein, Austrian Economics, and the Logic of Action: Praxeological Investigations (forthcoming, Routledge, 2007). He edits The Journal of Libertarian Studies; runs a fledgling think tank, the Molinari Institute; blogs at Austro-Athenian Empire; and is currently engaged in translating some of the works of Gustave de Molinari (1819-1912), the originator of free-market anarchism. He is a co-editor of The Journal of Ayn Rand Studies.

Kirsti Minsaas, e-mail: <>, is senior lecturer in English literature at the University of Oslo, Norway. In addition to works on Shakespeare and Aristotle's Poetics, she has published several articles on Ayn Rand's literature and aesthetic theory. Her most recent contributions to Rand criticism are included in The Literary Art of Ayn Rand (The Objectivist Center, 2005). She is currently working on a monograph dealing with the heroic vision of Rand's fiction.

Nathan Nobis, Ph.D., Department of Philosophy and Religion, Morehouse College, Atlanta, Georgia; email: <>; url: <> has teaching and research interests that include ethical theory, epistemology, critical thinking and practical ethics, especially ethics and animals.

Greg Nyquist, email: <>, url: <>, blog: <>, is a writer on philosophy and economics. His books include Ayn Rand Contra Human Nature and the forthcoming Visions of Reality: New Ways of Conceiving Old Problems. He has published numerous economic articles for Worldnet and at Currently, he is an assistant editor at and a media consultant for Nyquist Media Group, with which he collaborated on the documentary What We Think: Conversations with the College Generation.

Fred Seddon, email: <>, currently holds adjunct professorships at three universities in South Western Pennsylvania. He has been president of the West Virginia Philosophical Society since 1988 and is an associate member of the Center for the Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh. He is an international scholar and the author of over 100 books, articles, book reviews and speeches, including such works as Ayn Rand, Objectivists and the History of Philosophy, An Introduction to the Philosophical Works of F. S. C. Northrop, and Aristotle and Lukasiewicz on the Principle of Contradiction.

Steven H. Shmurak, Ph.D., email: <>, is a clinical psychologist who has been in private practice for 27 years. He holds degrees from Swarthmore College, Harvard University and Indiana University. He became interested in Objectivism in 1962 and attended lectures at the Nathaniel Branden Institute in New York for several years. In 1997, he began to study the work of Silvan Tomkins. He is a co-author of A Basic Study Group (1999) and An Advanced Study Group (2000), curriculum guides to Tomkins's work published by The Silvan S. Tomkins Institute.




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