Tom Blackstone first discovered philosophy at the age of 18, when he read Ayn Rand's "The Fountainhead". He decided at that time that he wanted to live a life like that of Howard Roark; a life of reason, purpose, and self-esteem. He spent the next 15 years studying all of the influential philosophers of the past: Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus, Descartes, Locke, Spinoza, Berkeley, Hume, Kant and many others along with lots and lots of Ayn Rand. He co-founded the Objectivist Society of Savannah, GA along with Pete Krembs and Roger Parion and founded the Kennesaw State University Objectivist Club along with Reid Atcheson, James Caudle, and Christine Baylet. He also participated in the KSU Philosophy Student Association, Atlanta Fellowship of Reason, Georgia Objectivists, and Atlanta Objectivist Society (ATLOS). His first book, Philosophy: What It Is and Why We Need It, was published in April, 2012. He currently resides in Marietta, GA, where he makes his living selling fabric and craft supplies while researching and planning his second book.
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