Contributors

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David Ottlinger

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.

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Mark English

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.

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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.

 

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Craig (CJ) Uberroth
Craig (CJ) Uberroth graduated from Missouri State University with a B.S.Ed in Mathematics, where he focused primarily on set and ring theory as well as number theory. Teaching was a great dream of his, one that he realized directly after completing his undergraduate study. Nevertheless, he continues to read and study mathematics in his spare time. CJ also has great interest in the history of mathematics and the philosophy of literature.  He is currently a calculus and computer science high school teacher in Blanco, Texas.  As of the summer 2017, he also will be teaching a statistics course for the University of Texas’ high school “On-Ramps” program and continuing to advance his knowledge of Euler, Godel and all of the other great mathematicians.
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Bharath Vallabha
Bharath Vallabha studied philosophy at Cornell and Harvard, and taught at Bryn Mawr. In academia he specialized in philosophy of mind and action, with a focus on embodied cognition and its relation to ordinary language philosophy, phenomenology and pragmatism. Currently he has an administrative job at an accounting firm in the DC area. His reasons for leaving academia can be found in an interview at Free Range Philosophers. Born in Hyderabad, India and moved to New York at age eleven, he was drawn to philosophy through conversations with his father about the compatibility of the Bhagavad Gita with modern science. His interests are to find a middle ground for dichotomies such as east/west, academic/non-academic, spiritual/rational and conservative/liberal. He is inspired by the idea that in philosophy one has to, in Wittgenstein’s phrase, “go the bloody hard way.” Though lately he has come around to thinking this is best done with a good dose of humor and grace. He also blogs at cosmic-awareness.com.