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“Edward Erwin is the voice of reason itself. Cool, patient, and scrupulously fair, he weighs the strongest arguments and evidence...”

Frederick Crews, author of “The Memory Wars: Freud’s Legacy in Dispute”

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Matt McClanahan, Senior development manager at AllianceBernstein

“There is no more interesting and inventive British philosopher writing today than Colin McGinn… He has a remarkable gift for developing new holds on old problems by shifting arguments and thought experiments familiar in one area to another where no one has thought of applying them.”

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Colin McGinn and Ted Kornfeld

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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, Princeton, and Rutgers. Philosophical advisor to Geoge Soros from 2008-2013.


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.

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