Jan Narveson (1936, Erskine, Minnesota, USA) is professor of philosophy at the University of Waterloo in Canada. He has published several hundred articles and reviews in many journals, mostly philosophical, mostly about ethics and politics, and several books, notably ‘The Libertarian Idea’ (1988, recently re-published in Canada by Broadview Press), ‘Moral Matters'(Broadview Press, 1993 and 1999), and a new book, ‘Respecting Persons in Theory and Practice’ (Rowman and Littlefield – 2002). See also his professional home page.

In addition to his philosophical work, Jan has had a long-time interest in classical music, and was the founder and continues to be president of theKitchener-Waterloo Chamber Music Society, which puts on over fifty chamber music concerts in his own home in Waterloo.