Dr. Tibor Machan
- Office Location:
- Beckman Hall 307D
- (714) 997-6704
- Freshman Foundations Program
- Claremont McKenna College, Bachelor of Arts
New York University, Master of Arts
University of California, Santa Barbara, Ph.D. in Philosophy
- Tibor R. Machan, Professor Emeritus at the Department of Philosophy, Auburn University, AL, holds the R. C. Hoiles Chair in Free Enterprise and Business Ethics at the Argyros School of Business & Economics, Chapman University, CA. He is a Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, CA.
Machan is a syndicated and free lance columnist, author of 30+ books—most recently, The Morality of Business: A Profession for Human Wealth-Care (Springer, 2007)—editor of 20+ others and has written over hundred scholarly papers some of them now featured in various philosophy readers (including "A Brief Defense of Free Will," "The Non-existence of Welfare Rights," and "Do Animals Have Rights?"). Hoover Institution Press has published 10 volumes in the series, Philosophical Reflections on a Free Society, which Machan has edited. His first trade book, Putting Humans First (Rowman & Littlefield, 2004) was sold in many books stores in American and the UK.
Machan was visiting professor at the US Military Academy, West Point, 1992-93. He edited Reason magazine for two years and had been editor of Reason Papers, an annual journal of interdisciplinary normative studies, for 25 years. He lectures in Europe, South Africa, New Zealand, the Republic of Georgia, and Latin America on business ethics and political philosophy. He has appeared on the late Bill Buckley's Firing Line, more recently on PBS-TV's Religion and Ethics in America and Life & Styles, John Stossel's John Stossel Goes to Washington, and on WABC AM Radio's John Batchelor Program in NYC as well as numerous other media around the globe. His memoir, titled A Man Without a Hobby, was published in 2004.