David graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in philosophy in 2010. Until recently he has been a graduate student at the department of philosophy at Georgia State University, but is presently taking a break from formal studies to pursue other opportunities. His interests include philosophy, especially Kant, analytic philosophy and more recently philosophy of religion. He currently resides in Cincinnati.
Mark has a background in intellectual history, linguistics and philosophy. His early studies were in English and French literature with a history of ideas component and some philosophy (social and political). He subsequently studied linguistic theory, mainly syntax and phonology (within a broadly Chomskyan framework). His PhD thesis (Monash University) was on the thought of Louis Rougier [1889-1982], an enigmatic and neglected figure who had extensive dealings with Moritz Schlick and the Vienna Circle as well as playing an early and significant role in the revival of classical liberalism in Europe.
Mark’s interests include: ideology, social and political myths, value systems, the nature and scope of science, and general and philosophical questions about language and languages. He has recently (mid-2016) set up the Google+ Collections Language, Logic, Life and Social and Political Reflections.
E. John Winner
Long deeply involved in the poetry, music, and performance arts scenes in Western New York, while working at every non-criminal job available, from farm-hand to book seller, E. John Winner eventually received a Doctorate in English from SUNY Albany, with a dissertation on “Hegelian Rhetoric in a Text by Paul de Man.” Afterwards, he studied two additional years, in the philosophies of Buddhism, Pragmatism, and Phenomenology.
He taught for twelve years as an adjunct composition instructor, and served twelve years as a Licensed Practical Nurse. Health issues led him to accept an non-stressful desk job in a security agency.
His primary commitment philosophically is understanding how people signify and respond to signification, and the ethical implications of this.
Currently he maintains a blog at https://nosignofit.wordpress.com.
Dwayne Holmes holds an MSC in Biomolecular Science from VU University Amsterdam, and an undergraduate degree in Philosophy (minor in Sociology) from Illinois Wesleyan University. He currently works as a PhD student at VU University Medical Center’s (VUmc) department of Child Neurology, and is co-author of the SpringerBriefs in Neuroscience book “Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells in Brain Diseases.” He also works in the arts, but that is a whole other story…