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Dr. Aeon Skoble, chairman of the Philosophy Department, has been named a senior fellow at the Fraser Institute. The Institute said the selection was based in part on Dr. Skoble’s innovative methods of teaching economic key concepts and the philosophy behind markets and voluntary exchange.
"Professor Skoble is one of North America's leading educators in the philosophy of markets. By connecting economics to popular culture, he offers an approachable, engaging perspective for students of all ages," said Jason Clemens, Fraser Institute executive vice-president.
The Fraser Institute is an independent Canadian public policy research and educational organization with active research ties with similar independent organizations in more than 80 countries around the world. A University of Pennsylvania study ranked it as the top think tank in Canada.
Dr. Skoble is the author of Deleting the State: An Argument About Government (Open Court, 2008), and has edited and contributed to Political Philosophy: Essential Selections, (with T. Machan; Prentice-Hall, 1999), The Simpsons and Philosophy (with W. Irwin and M. Conard; Open Court, 2000) and Woody Allen and Philosophy (with M. Conard) and contributor; Open Court, 2004). He also has dozens of articles, book chapters and conference presentations to his credit. (Story by John Winters, G '11, University Advancement)