Who is he: Tibor Machan, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Auburn University, holds the R.C. Hoiles Endowed Chair in Business Ethics and Free Enterprise at the Argyros School of Business & Economics at Chapman University and is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.
Machan has earned B.A. (Claremont McKenna College), M.A. (New York University) and Ph.D. (University of California at Santa Barbara) degrees in philosophy.
Dr. Tibor Machan has written numerous books and papers in that field, including works related to the free market. The second edition of his memoir, The Man Without a Hobby: Adventures of a Gregarious Egoist (Hamilton) was published in 2006. Other recent titles include The Promise of Liberty: A Non-utopian Vision (Lexington Books, 2009), Anarchism/Minarchism: Is a Government Part of a Free Country? (Ed. with Roderick T. Long, Ashgate, 2008), Libertarianism Defended (Ashgate, 2006), Putting Humans First, Why We Are Nature's Favorites (Rowman & Littlefield, 2004) and The Right to Private Property (Hoover Institution Press, 2002).
Dr. Machan has contributed to general circulation publications, including Barron's, National Review, Reason Magazine, The Journal of Commerce, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Until 2012, for three decades Machan was a regular columnist with The Orange County Register.
Background: Dr. Tibor Machan is on the advisory boards of several foundations and think tanks, including The Foundation for the Advancement of Free-Market Thinking (FAFMT) and the Association for Private Enterprise Education. Dr. Machan has also served on the founding board of the Jacob J. Javits Graduate Fellowship Program of the US Department of Education.
In 2002 Dr. Machan delivered the presidential address, titled "Aristotle & Business," at the Eastern Division meetings of the American Philosophical Association. In 2003 Machan served as President of the American Society for Value Inquiry. Dr. Machan has contributed to numerous scholarly journals, including the American Journal of Jurisprudence, and the American Philosophical Quarterly.