The Electric Agora is produced by Daniel A. Kaufman and Daniel Tippens.


 Daniel A. Kaufman got his B.A. in history and philosophy at the University of Michigan and his Ph.D. in philosophy at the CUNY Graduate Center. He is Professor of Philosophy at Missouri State University, and his main areas of interest are aesthetics, epistemology, metaphysics, and the philosophy of language.

He is the author of numerous articles in philosophy, including “Knowledge, Wisdom, and the Philosopher” (Philosophy), “Family Resemblances, Relationalism, and the Meaning of ‘Art’” (The British Journal of Aesthetics), and “Interpretation and the Investigative Model of Criticism” (Angelaki). He also hosts the Sophia program on BloggingHeads.TV, a show devoted to philosophy and the humanities, more generally.  http://meaningoflife.tv/programs/current/sophia

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Daniel Tippens is a Philosophy PhD student at the University of Miami. He graduated with honors from New York University with a B.A. in Philosophy and a minor in Genetics. Before beginning his doctoral studies, Dan was a research technician in the S. Arthur Localio Laboratory for several years, where his work performing immunotherapy studies on pancreatic cancer and liver disease has led to him being an author on a number of scientific papers.

In philosophical research Dan has published a paper in Erkenntnis which presents a new method for establishing high level visual content in perceptual experience, which draws heavily on cross modal perception research. In popular outreach, he has published in Philosophy Now, Quillette, Scientia Salon, and Think magazines.

He spends his spare time reading and writing philosophy, playing ping-pong, exercising, dragging his friends into philosophical discussions, and creating a private mental tabloid on contemporary analytic philosophers — sociologically, they are an interesting bunch.