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Spring 2010 Issue Released!


Current Staff

Editor-in-Chief: Adam Croom (C'11)

Adam Croom

Adam is a senior at the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in Cognitive Science, Linguistics, and Philosophy. He is the Editor-in-Chief of PPP, a member of the Philosophy Undergraduate Advisory Board, and a Research Assistant in Yale Cohen’s Auditory Research Lab. His work has been accepted for publication in professional philosophy, psychology, and linguistics journals, including Language Sciences (Elsevier, forthcoming), Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science (Springer, forthcoming), South
African Journal of Philosophy (2010) and Dialogue: Journal of Phi Sigma Tau (2008, 2010). Adam is also the recent winner of the Elizabeth F. Flower Prize for best essay in philosophy.

Adam’s non-academic interests include music, dogs, comedy, and exercising. He’s a native of Redondo Beach, California.

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Treasurer / Copy Editor / Senior Artist: Christina Mao (C'13)

Christina Mao

Christina Mao is a sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania majoring in Psychology.  

Executive Editor: Marc Werner (C'11)

Marc Werner

Marc discovered his love of philosophy after taking a freshman year course in Ethics, and it has remained his favorite subject to study within the discipline. He has since gone on to major in philosophy and participate in directed honors research in both philosophy and legal studies and business ethics. He was recently accepted into the sub-matriculation program and is expected to graduate in 2011 with both a master's degree in philosophy and a bachelor's degree majoring in philosophy and minoring in classical studies and legal studies and history. His interests in philosophy include ethics, political theory, legal philosophy, epistemology, and classical philosophy. In his free time, Marc enjoys cooking and is enrolled in courses at The Restaurant School.  

Senior Editor / Webmaster:
George Aulisio

George Aulisio

George is currently studying in the Master of Liberal Arts program concentrating in Philosophy. His interests include Metaphysics, Philosophy of Science, and Philosophy of Mind. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Bloomsburg University and a Master of Library and Information Science from Drexel University.


Editor: Zachary Baran

Zachary Baran

To continue the trend by referring to himself in the 3rd person, Zach is a senior double major in Philosophy and Mathematics. His interests lie mainly in the intersection of philosophy of language and metaphysics, but he is also interested in metaethics (especially moral phenomenology and noncognitivism), philosophy of mathematics, set theory and topology, normative ethics, epistemology, and Aristotle’s metaphysics/philosophy of language. He is a member of the Philosophy Undergraduate Advisory Board, bassist for PennJazz, and was the Teaching Intern for Dr. Scott Weinstein’s Introductory Logic course (Spring ’10). In his spare time, he enjoys wearing obnoxious pink shirts, listening to and playing hardcore punk and metal, solitude, being confused, reading poetry, and turkey bacon.


Editor: Peter Schwab

Greg Barber

Peter is a senior philosophy major with a minor in physics. His main interests in philosophy are philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, metaphysics and existentialism. He is also interested in quantum mechanics, Middles Eastern politics, neuroscience, jazz, fiction, chess, and sandwiches from Koch's Deli on 43rd and Locust.


Assistant Editor: Greg Barber


Greg is a junior at the University of Pennsylvania majoring in philosophy with minors in cognitive science and music.  His main interests are in epistemology, philosophy of mind, and political philosophy.  He is particularly interested in the future of humanity and approaching issues on futurism in a philosophically engaging way.  Originally interested in political science, Greg has completed research in Penn’s Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program focusing on the state of civil society throughout the world.  He is also an accomplished musician, performing in the Penn-based band Fat Panther and as a soloist. 





External Reviewers





External Reviewer: Mike Ardoline
(West Chester University)


Mike graduated LVC with a B.S. in Physics and completed a second major in Philosophy. He is currently a philosophy graduate student at West Chester University. His areas of research include philosophy of mathematics and science, modern and postmodern thought (specifically Kant, Nietzsche, Deleuze, and Vattimo). He has presented several papers on mathematical ontology.  




External Reviewer: Alex Lampros
(Penn State University)


Alex graduated from Penn State (SHC) in 2009 with a B.A. in philosophy, having written a senior thesis on Hegel and Pyrrhonian skepticism. Though currently gearing up for the law school trick-or-treat, he still maintains philosophical interests in all areas. Outside of philosophy, Alex enjoys comedy (esp. Groucho Marx, Monty Python, and Steven Wright), chess, tennis, and distance running. 





External Reviewer: Lys Runnerstrom
(University of St. Andrews)


Lys graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2010 with a B.A. in philosophy and is currently a graduate student pursuing an M.Litt in philosophy at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. She is especially interested in political philosophy, with a particular interest in just war theory.







Alumni President '10: Bob Ma

Alumni Editor-in-Chief '10: Charles Kenworthy

Alumni Editor '10: Alina Levi

Alumni Editor '10: Christina Matthias

Alumni Editor '10: Will Darwall

Alumni Assistant Editor: Avery Miller

Alumni Assistant Editor: Paul Mitchell

Assistant Editor: Jonathan Packer







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