About the Authors

About the Authors

About the Authors


Chris Tollefsen is a 1989 graduate of Saint Anselm College and currently Professor of Philosophy at the University of South Carolina. In addition to various articles, he is the author of two recent books, Biomedical Research and Beyond: Expanding the Ethics of Inquiry, and Embryo: A Defense of Human Life, co-authored with Robert P. George.


OlsenJan Kyrre Berg Olsen, Ph.D., teaches theory of science at the Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He is author and co-editor (with Evan Selinger) of Five Questions in Philosophy of Technology, Automatic Press VIP (2007); (with Evan Selinger and Søren Riis) of New Waves in Philosophy of Technology, Palgrave Macmillan (2008); Guest-editor on Technology and Science - Epistemological Paradigms and New Trends, Special edition of Synthese - An International Journal for Epistemology, Methodology and Philosophy of Science, Springer, fall 2008; and forthcoming A Companion to the Philosophy of Technology, Blackwell-Wiley (April 2009).


David Johnson is a 2nd year PhD student in the Department of Philosophy at The Pennsylvania State University. Originally from New Orleans, he did his undergraduate degree in philosophy at Emory University. After graduating, he spent 6 years abroad teaching English in Korea and Japan before returning for graduate school. His main interests are in phenomenology, philosophical hermeneutics, and aesthetics (especially Heidegger, Gadamer, Ricoeur, Merleau-Ponty, and Charles Taylor). He is also interested in ancient Greek philosophy, especially Plato, Aristotle, and Greek Skepticism.


Jordan Bartol is an undergraduate student at the University of Windsor, Canada.  His philosophical interests are primarily in Critical Theory.  He is especially interested in the relationship between processes of socialization and human nature.


Mathais Sarrazin is currently in the fourth year of his honours philosophy degree at the University of Victoria, in British Columbia, Canada. Last spring he was a presenter at the Western Canadian Undergraduate Philosophy Conference, and is Chair of the University of Victoria's Philosophy Student Union. Presently, he is writing his honours thesis on Tarskian logical consequence.


Blake Winter is currently a doctoral student in mathematics at the University of Buffalo. His academic interests include topology, logic, and metaphysics, including the ontological nature of physical theories.


Sara M. Kallock is a Liberal Studies in the Great Books major and a member of the class of 2009 at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH. Originally from the North Shore of Massachusetts, she now lives in New Hampshire.  Next year she hopes to be a teacher and then in the following years pursue either law school or a PhD in philosophy or women’s studies.  Kallock wrote “The Tao of Salinger” during an independent study in the summer of ’07. The following year she took a course in Taoist texts and was happy to see that her previous research did not contradict a proper study of Taoist philosophy.  Sara thanks her mother, father, step-father, and grandparents for their encouragement in her collegiate pursuits.