About me and the website

I was until May 15, 2020, an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Felician University in Lodi, New Jersey, where I was also the University’s Pre-Law Adviser (2008-2020), and both directed and (with Joseph Biehl) co-directed the Felician Institute for Ethics and Public Affairs (2011-2020). From 2014 until 2020, I was a graduate student in Felician’s Counseling Psychology Program, where I completed 51 of 60 credits toward an MA in Counseling Psychology. Here’s a link to my Academic CV. Here’s my LinkedIn page.

Felician aside, I was for several years (2011-2020) an editor of one sort or another (Co-Editor, Book Review Editor, Editor-at-Large) at Reason Papers, an online journal. Besides that,I’ve taught two summer sessions in the Philosophy Department at Al Quds University in Abu Dis, Palestine (aka “the West Bank”), and guest-taught a few classes to students in the Humanities Division of Forman Christian College, in Lahore, Pakistan.

I’ve created this website to house a group blog and to have a place to organize and store my own written work. (The blog has been operating since July 2014, but I haven’t managed to organize any of my written work here yet.) I have my views and affiliations, of course, but the blog is not affiliated with any ideological, doctrinal, or political group. (I actually have more views than affiliations, to be honest. There seems to be a trade-off at work there.)

“Policy of Truth” was originally (and boringly) named after me, but was later renamed “Policy of Truth” after the Depeche Mode song of that name. No copyright infringement is intended by my use of the song title.

I can be reached at khawajaenator at gmail. Apologies in advance for any delays in responding; I have a lot on my plate, and it sometimes takes me awhile to answer email. That said, I am currently unemployed, so if you have a credible employment offer to make, you’re likely to get a quicker-than-usual response.

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Last revised: August 1, 2020.

8 thoughts on “About me and the website

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  5. You disclaim:
    “Policy of Truth” was originally (and boringly) named after me, but was later renamed “Policy of Truth” after the Depeche Mode song of that name. No copyright infringement is intended by my use of the song title.

    I’m no lawyer, but as LegalZoom.com notes, ” Titles, names, short phrases and slogans” do not qualify for copyright protection.

    WritersDigest.com notes: “no, you can’t copyright a title to a book, song or movie. But you can trademark a title, which may give you the protection you seek.”

    However trademarks have other restrictions, including being distinctive and not generic, not applying where the name is reused to apply to a non-confusable different kind of product, and being a government-granted monopoly and not a right. There would be no point in going through the difficult trademarking process for the name of a song unless it were to become the name for an array of associated products, so I can pretty much guarantee that Depeche Mode did not trademark “Policy of Truth” since it’s too generic and has no associated array of products. But even if it were trademarked, the associated products would have to include a website or sites by that name for you to have a problem!

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  6. I found this in search for “circumstances of justice,” a phrase which I was surpised not to find anywhere in Alan Ryan’s monumental “On Politics,” which is well worth reading, at least portions. Your discussion is very clear and useful. Thanks, Eric S. Haiman, J.D., Ph. D.

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