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Tibor R. Machan

Until his death on March 24, 2016, Tibor R. Machan was a Research Fellow at the Independent Institute, R.C. Hoiles Professor of Business Ethics and Free Enterprise at Chapman University, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Auburn University, Adjunct Scholar at the Cato Institute and Ludwig von Mises Institute, and Senior Fellow at the Heartland Institute. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and during his career he taught at California State University at Bakersfield, State University of New York at Fredonia, University of San Diego, Franklin College (Switzerland), Auburn University, United States Military Academy, and Adelphi University. He was a Co-Founder and served as Educational Programs Director at the Reason Foundation, Research Fellow and Series Editor of Philosophic Reflections on a Free Society at the Hoover Institution, President of the American Society for Value Inquiry, and a Member of the Jacob Javits Graduate Fellowship Board for the U. S. Department of Education.

In addition to his acclaimed Independent Institute book, Private Rights and Public Illusions, his many authored books include Ancient, Modern & Contemporary Individualism; Influential Political Systems and Philosophers in History; Rebellion in Print; The Normative Defense of Free Market Capitalism; Did the Free Market Cause the Financial Fiasco?; Philosophy with Meaning; Why Everyone Else is Wrong; Equality, So Badly Misunderstood; The Promise of Liberty: A Non-utopian Vision; The Georgia Lectures; The Right Road to Radical Freedom; The Morality of Business: A Profession for Wealthcare; Libertarianism Defended; Revisiting Marxism: A Bourgeois Reassessment; Libertarianism, For and Against (with C. Duncan); The Man Without a Hobby; Objectivity: Recovering Determinate Reality; Neither Left nor Right, Selected Columns; Putting Humans First, Why We Are Nature’s Favorites; The Passion for Liberty; A Primer on Business Ethics (with J. Chesher);Initiative: Human Agency and Society; Ayn Rand; The Business of Commerce (with J. Chesher); Classical Individualism; Generosity: Virtue in the Civil Society; Why Freedom Must be First; A Primer on Ethics; The Virtue of Liberty; Capitalism and Individualism: Reframing the Argument for the Free Society; A Dialogue Partly on Political Liberty (with J. N. Nelson); Liberty and Culture: Essays on the Idea of a Free Society; Individuals and Their Rights; The Moral Case for the Free Market Economy; Freedom Philosophy; Introduction to Philosophical Inquiries; Human Rights and Human Liberties; and The Pseudo-Science of B.F. Skinner.

His edited books include Anarchism/Minarchism (with R. Long); Ayn Rand at 100; Liberty & Justice; Liberty and R&D; Liberty & Equality; Liberty & Democracy; Liberty and Hard Cases; Individual Rights Reconsidered; The Commons: Its Tragedy and Other Follies; Morality & Work; Education in a Free Society; Business Ethics in the Global Market; Political Philosophy: Essential Selections (with A. Skoble); Liberty for the 21st Century (with D. B. Rasmussen); Commerce and Morality; The Main Debate: Communism vs. Capitalism; Recent Work in Philosophy (with K. G. Lucey); Rights and Regulation (with M. Bruce Johnson); The Libertarian Reader; and The Libertarian Alternative.

Professor Machan was a contributing author to ninety volumes and the author of 163 articles in scholarly journals, and his extensive popular writings appeared in numerous magazines, newspapers, and websites.