Pileus is pleased to announce that Prof. Aeon J. Skoble will be guest blogging here January 28 through February 1. I’m looking forward to hearing his thoughts on a range of subjects, including classical liberalism, ethics, and popular culture. Here is a brief bio:
Aeon J. Skoble is Professor of Philosophy and Chairman of the Philosophy Department at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts. He is the co-editor of Political Philosophy: Essential Selections (Prentice-Hall, 1999) and Reality, Reason, and Rights (Lexington Books, 2011), the editor of Reading Rasmussen and Den Uyl: Critical Essays on Norms of Liberty (Lexington Books, 2008), and the author of Deleting the State: An Argument about Government (Open Court, 2008) as well as many essays on moral and political philosophy for both scholarly and popular journals. His main research includes theories of rights, the nature and justification of authority, and virtue ethics. In addition, he writes widely on the intersection of philosophy and popular culture, including such subjects as Seinfeld, The Lord of the Rings, superheroes, film noir, Hitchcock, Scorsese, science fiction, westerns, and baseball, and is co-editor of Woody Allen and Philosophy (Open Court 2004), The Philosophy of TV Noir (University Press of Kentucky 2008), and the best-selling The Simpsons and Philosophy (Open Court, 2000).