Mistaken identity

July 23, 2009

In a recent story, I am cited as saying that Bill Brewer of the University of Warwick is co-editing with me a collection of essays on Ayn Rand's thought ("Ayn Rand revival gathers pace in US universities, despite detractors", 16 July). I never said that. As I told your reporter, I am co-editing a volume for Wiley-Blackwell, Ayn Rand: A Companion to Her Works and Thought (2010), but my co-editor is Gregory Salmieri. Brewer is not involved in that project. Rather, as I said, we are co-organising a workshop on "Perception, Consciousness and Reference". Among the 20 or so participants are some philosophers whose views on these topics have been influenced by aspects of Rand's philosophy.

Allan Gotthelf, Visiting professor of history and philosophy of science, University of Pittsburgh.

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