David Blitz is Professor of Philosophy at Central Connecticut State University and Chair of the Faculty Advisory Committee to the Board of Regents. He has been a faculty member at CCSU for over 30 years during which time he has served as Chair of the Philosophy Department, Director of the CCSU Honors Program and co-coordinator of the Peace Studies Program. He has also served as Chair of the University Planning and Budget Committee, and has participated in Connecticut State University system-wide committees on course management software and on-line learning. He holds the PhD from McGill University with a specialization in the history and philosophy of science. His research focuses on the emergence of novel properties in the course of evolution from the physical to the mental, and problems of war and peace, especially in the work of the English philosopher and public intellectual Bertrand Russell. Prof. Blitz is President of the boards of the Bertrand Russell Society, an international scholarly organization, and the Winsted Phoenix newspaper, a community publication covering towns and cities in the northwest region of the state.