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Carrie-Ann Biondi, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Marymount Manhattan College; Co-Editor, Reason Papers: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Normative Studies

Carrie-Ann Biondi holds a BA in American Studies from Hofstra University, an MA in American Studies from Bowling Green State University, and an MA and PhD in Philosophy from Bowling Green State University. She has published articles and reviews in Democratiya, The Journal of Value Inquiry, Philosophical Quarterly, Polis, Public Affairs Quarterly, Reason Papers, and Teaching Philosophy, and has published book chapters on Aristotle, Sherlock Holmes, and Harry Potter. She worked for ten years on the editorial staff of the journal Social Philosophy & Policy, and has edited two book collections, including Imagining Better: Philosophical Issues in Harry Potter, and (as Associate Editor with Fred D. Miller Jr.) A History of the Philosophy of Law from the Ancient Greeks to the Scholastics, vol. 6 of the twelve-volume A Treatise of Legal Philosophy and General Jurisprudence (The Netherlands: Springer Academic Publishers, 2007). She is currently an assistant editor at the Philosopher’s Index, and was editorial assistant on F. M. Kamm’s Intricate Ethics: Rights, Responsibilities, Permissible Harm (Oxford, 2007). Recent Objectivist-relevant work includes “Critical Review Essay of Tara Smith’s Ayn Rand’s Normative Ethics,” Reason Papers vol. 30 (Winter 2008), pp. 91-105, and “Tara Smith’s Ayn Rand’s Normative Ethics: A Response to Eyal Mozes,” co-authored with Irfan Khawaja, Reason Papers vol. 35, no. 1 (July 2013).

Irfan Khawaja, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Chair, Department of Philosophy, Felician College; Co-Editor, Reason Papers: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Normative Studies; Co-Coordinator, Felician Ethics Institute

Irfan Khawaja holds an AB in Politics from Princeton University, and an MA and PhD in Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame. He has published articles and reviews in Baltic Security and Defence Review, Democratiya, Israel Affairs, Koinonia Journal, Proteus: A Journal of Ideas, Reason Papers, and Teaching Philosophy, and has published book chapters on terrorism, religious indoctrination, the political economy of Islam, and the epistemology of rumor. He has worked on the editorial staff of the Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic, and was an Advisory Editor for the online journal Democratiya. Recent Objectivist-relevant work includes “The Foundations of Ethics: Objectivism and Analytic Philosophy,” in Allan Gotthelf and James G. Lennox, eds., Meta-Ethics, Egoism, and Virtue: Studies in Ayn Rand’s Normative Theory (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010); “Ayn Rand on Punishment,” Reason Papers vol. 35, no. 1 (July 2013); and “Review Essay: Robert Mayhew’s Essays on Ayn Rand’s ‘We the Living’,” Reason Papers vol. 35, no. 1 (forthcoming, fall 2013). His work is archived at his Academia.edu page.

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Advisory Board
Jurgis Brakas,
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Marist College

Robert Campbell, Professor of Psychology, Clemson University; Editor, New Ideas in Psychology; Co-Editor, Journal of Ayn Rand Studies

William Dale, Associate Professor of Medicine; Chief, Section of Geriatrics and Palliative Care; Director, SOCARE Clinic; University of Chicago Medicine

Stephen R. C. Hicks, Professor of Philosophy, Rockford College; Director, Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship

Roderick T. Long, Professor of Philosophy, Auburn University; Co-Editor, Journal of Ayn Rand Studies

W. R. Minto, Knowledge Management Coordinator, Ford Motor Company; Founder, Institute for Effective Thinking

Fred Seddon, Lecturer in Philosophy, Pennsylvania State University, Altoona; Associate, Center for Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh

Substantive revisions: October 18, 2013 (IK)

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2 Comments

  1. jerryb says:

    Obviously, a stellar cast! Exactly what is needed. CONGRATULATIONS to all involved – Professors Carrie-Ann Biondi and Irfan Khawaja; and to your Advisory Board.

  2. irfankhawaja says:

    Thanks very much!
    –Irfan

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