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In 1997 Dr. Jonathan Pickle fled his hometown in zealously conservative central Texas to attend The College of William and Mary, where he received his bachelors degree with concentrations in Philosophy and English Literature in 2000. He, then, enrolled at the notoriously progressive New School for Social Research in New York, defending a doctoral dissertation on György Márkus’ philosophy of culture under the supervision of Ágnes Heller in 2011. Dr. Pickle’s work focuses on the socio-cultural and political dynamics of Western modernity. He is currently writing books that address the mature works of Kant through the concept of ‘needs,’ and a social and intellectual history countenancing the legacy of the Budapest School. Dr. Pickle is the proverbial night-owl, and is equally likely to be arguing unrelentingly into the fourth hour about the minutiae of philosophy as he is to be immersed in a Doctor Who marathon. (FYI—Troughton, Tennant, and T. Baker) He is frightened by children and octopuses but has conceded to a stalemate.