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David Simpson


David Simpson earned his PhD in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University. His primary interests are literary and intellectual history, including classical, medieval, and Renaissance studies, as well as contemporary ethics and moral philosophy. A veteran US Army officer and former member of the Chicago Board Options Exchange, he has served as a consultant in business writing and technical stock-market analysis, has written articles and reviews on topics ranging from jazz and cinema to slang and cyberculture, and published several articles on important philosophers and literary figures, including Lucretius, Sir Francis Bacon, Blaise Pascal, and Albert Camus.