Leadership

CHIEF EXECUTIVE PHILOSOPHER

Colin McGinn

Colin McGinn is an internationally acclaimed philosopher and teacher. He was educated at Manchester University (Psychology, BA and MA, 1972) and Oxford University (Philosophy, B Phil, 1974), and went on to teach philosophy at University College London Oxford University, UCLA and Princeton. Colin has published more than 20 books and he has written for publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Review of Books, and Nature. He has also appeared on numerous television programs, where he discussed such topics as animal rights, atheism, personal identity, and free will. Philosophical advisor to Geoge Soros from 2008-2013.

CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Charles Carlini

Charles Carlini is CEO of Carlini Media, a versatile multimedia company comprising entertainment, design, hospitality, and education divisions, including the highly regarded website Simply Charly. Charles was educated at Berklee College of Music (1986), Brooklyn College (1988), and the CUNY Graduate Center (1989).

CHIEF PHILOSOPHY STRATEGIST

Edward Erwin

Edward Erwin is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Miami. He is the author of numerous books, including The Concept of Meaninglessness (1970, 2019), Behavior Therapy: Scientific, Philosophical and Moral Foundations (1978), and The Rejection of Natural Science Approaches to Psychotherapy (2010). Edward also served as editor of The Freud Encyclopedia (2002) and was co-editor of Ethical Issues in Scientific Research (1994). He is currently working on a book about evidence.

CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER

Ted Kornfeld

Ted Kornfeld has worked in finance and technology for more than 30 years, most recently as senior program manager at EMC Professional Services. Prior to this position, Ted served as VP supporting trading technology at Nomura America, and VP in the Financial Futures and Fixed Income departments of Kidder, Peabody. Ted was educated at City College of New York (BS, Physics, 1971; MA, Philosophy, 1973) and at the CUNY Graduate Center (PhD candidacy in Philosophy of Science and Mathematics, 1977), and he taught philosophy for eight years before moving into the financial technology field.

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PHILOSOPHER

Roger Scruton

Sir Roger Scruton is a writer and philosopher who has published more than forty books in philosophy, aesthetics, and politics.

PHILOSOPHER AND NOVELIST

Rebecca Goldstein

Rebecca Goldstein is a novelist, professor of philosophy, and lectures all over the world as an authority on the importance of reason, science, and humanism.

PHILOSOPHER

Simon Blackburn

Simon Blackburn is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge and the author of over a dozen books on philosophy.

PHILOSOPHER

Thomas Nagel

Thomas Nagel is University Professor of Philosophy and Law Emeritus at New York University in the NYU and the author of numerous books on philosophy, law, and ethics.

PSYCHOLOGIST AND LINGUIST

Stephen Pinker

Stephen Pinker is a cognitive psychologist, linguist, and popular science author. He is Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University, and is known for his advocacy of evolutionary psychology and the computational theory of mind.

PSYCHOLOGIST

Michael Shermer

Michael Shermer is the Founding Publisher of Skeptic magazine and the author of several New York Times bestsellers. He has been a college professor since 1979, teaching at Occidental College, Glendale College, and Claremont Graduate University, where he taught a transdisciplinary course for Ph.D. students on Evolution, Economics, and the Brain.

PHILOSOPHER

A.C. Grayling

A. C. Grayling is Master of the New College of the Humanities, UK. He has written and edited numerous works of philosophy and is the author of biographies of Descartes and William Hazlitt. He believes that philosophy should take an active, useful role in society. 

PHILOSOPHER

Marie McGinn

Marie McGinn is an emeritus professor of philosophy at the University of York where her research interests centered on the Philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein, Scepticism, Philosophy of John McDowell, and Philosophy of Mind.

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