Ayn Rand Society Philosophical Studies
The Ayn Rand Society (www.aynrandsociety.org), founded in 1987 and affiliated from its inception with the American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division, has as its constitutional purpose “to foster the study by philosophers of the philosophical thought and writings of Ayn Rand.” Since 1988 the society has sponsored some twenty programs at Eastern Division meetings, and in 2008 it began sponsoring programs at Pacific Division meetings as well.
In furtherance of its purpose, the society is publishing, with the University of Pittsburgh Press, a series of volumes unified around a theme of importance both to philosophy generally and to Rand’s philosophical system, Objectivism, in particular. The volumes will be of interest both to philosophers unfamiliar with Rand and to specialists in her thought. Featuring outstanding recent scholarship on Rand’s philosophical work, they will contain previously unpublished materials and comments (appreciative and critical) presented to the society at APA meetings as well as invited contributions. Chapter authors will push the boundaries of our understanding of Objectivism and its relationship to the dominant contemporary and historical schools of thought in philosophy and allied fields. The aim is to present professional studies that will advance understanding both of the philosophical issues involved and of the thought of this seminal and still underappreciated philosopher.
Acquiring Editor: Abby Collier
- Lester H. Hunt (University of Wisconsin, Madison)
- Robert Mayhew (Seton Hall University)
- Fred D. Miller Jr. (Bowling Green State University)
- Adam Mossoff (George Mason University)
- Darryl Wright (Harvey Mudd College [The Claremont Colleges])
James G. Lennox
James G. Lennox is emeritus professor in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh, with secondary appointments in the departments of classics and philosophy. He is a founding member of the Ayn Rand Society and the author or editor of several books, including, with Allan Gotthelf, Concepts and their Role in Knowledge: Reflections on Objectivist Epistemology.
Gregory Salmieri is a fellow at the Anthem Foundation for Objectivist Scholarship and teaches philosophy at Rutgers University, having previously held visiting teaching and research positions at Boston University and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He is coeditor, with Allan Gotthelf, of A Companion to Ayn Rand.