Aeon J. Skoble

Professor of Philosophy, Bridgewater State University

Aeon J. Skoble is professor of philosophy at Bridgewater State University.  He is the author of Deleting the State: An Argument about Government (Open Court, 2008), the editor of Reading Rasmussen and Den Uyl: Critical Essays on Norms of Liberty (Lexington Books, 2008), and co-editor of Political Philosophy: Essential Selections (Prentice-Hall, 1999) and Reality, Reason, and Rights (Lexington Books, 2011). 

In addition to his academic work, he has frequently lectured and written for the Institute for Humane Studies and the Foundation for Economic Education, he is a Senior Fellow at the Fraser Institute, as well as a policy advisor for The Heartland Institute.

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University, his main research includes theories of rights, the nature and justification of authority, and virtue ethics.  In addition, he writes widely on the intersection of philosophy and popular culture, among other things co-editing the best-selling book The Simpsons and Philosophy (Open Court, 2000).