Sarah Allen is a professor of humanities at Dawson College in Montreal. Her areas of specialty include twentieth century continental philosophy, ethics, and philosophy of religion. She has published a book on Levinas and Plato, The Philosophical Sense of Transcendence: Levinas and Plato on Loving Beyond Being.
Peter Atterton is associate professor of philosophy at San Diego State University. His books include The Continental Ethics Reader, On Levinas, Animal Philosophy: Essential Readings in Continental Thought, and Radicalizing Levinas. He is currently exploring the relationship between Levinas and Darwin.
Jeffrey Bloechl is associate professor of philosophy at Boston College. He has published widely in contemporary European thought and philosophy of religion, most recently on positions taken by Girard, Jankelevitch, and Kierkegaard. He is currently working on book-length studies of philosophy of religion in the wake of Heidegger and some implications of Freud’s late work. Bloechl is also the founding series editor of Levinas Studies: An Annual Review.
Bernhard Casper is professor emeritus of systematic theology at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg. He published numerous important works in philosophy of religion, Christian philosophy, and systematic theology. In addition to several books engaging the thought of Bernhard Welte, he is also the author of Religion der Erfahrung: Einführung in das Denken Franz Rosenzweigs, Das Ereignis des Betens: Grundlinien einer Hermeneutik des Religiosen Geschehens, and Phaenomenologie des Idols.
Arthur Cools is associate professor of philosophy at the University of Antwerp. He is the author of Langage et subjectivité: Vers une approche du différend entre Maurice Blanchot et Emmanuel Levinas. He is coeditor of Maurice Blanchot: La singularité d’une écriture, and The Locus of Tragedy. His work concentrates in the field of French contemporary philosophy, [End Page 208] with particular interest in the question of singularity in relation to subjectivity and the interplay between philosophy and literature.
Rabbi Josy Eisenberg is a French television producer. His program, “La Source de vie,” has shown regularly on French television since the early 1960s. He has also published several books, including Dieu et les juifs and Livres de vie.
Christopher Fox is associate professor of philosophy at Newman University in Wichita, Kansas. His recent publications are “From Representation to Constituent Power: Religion, or Something Like It, in Hardt and Negri’s Empire,” in the Journal of Cultural and Religious Theory, and “Is Nothing More Important Than Forgiveness? Hiroshima, Hegel, and the Speculative Truths of Forgiveness,” in Philosophy after Hiroshima. His present project is a reappraisal of Hegel’s early views of Judaism, extending through The Phenomenology of Spirit.
Joëlle Hansel is a former student at École Normale Supérieure and teaches philosophy in Jerusalem. She is a founding member of Centre Raïssa and Emmanuel Levinas (MOFET, Jerusalem) and Société Internationale de Recherches Emmanuel Levinas (SIREL, Paris), as well as an honorary lifetime member of the North American Levinas Society (NALS). She has written Moïse Hayyim Luzzatto (1707–1746): Kabbale et philosophie and edited Levinas: De l’Etre à l’Autre and Levinas in Jerusalem: Phenomenology, Ethics, Politics, Aesthetics. She is also the author of numerous articles on intellectual Jewish history and French contemporary philosophy.
Philip Harold is associate professor of political science and codirector of the honors program at Robert Morris University. He is the author of Prophetic Politics: Emmanuel Levinas and the Sanctification of Suffering. In 2010 he completed a Fulbright Research Fellowship in Germany, working on his next book on values in politics.
James Hatley is a professor of philosophy at Salisbury University in Maryland. The author of Suffering Witness: The Quandary of Responsibility after the Irreparable, he is currently coediting a book on Levinas and environmental philosophy, and writing a series of essays about the responsibility to witness the living world in an era of species extinction. [End Page 209]
Jules Simon is associate professor of philosophy at the University of Texas—El Paso. His publications include Art and Responsibility: A Phenomenology of the Diverging Paths of Rosenzweig and Heidegger and two books focusing on ethics and genocide: The Double Binds of Ethics after the Holocaust: Salvaging the Fragments and History, Religion, and Meaning: American Reflections on the Holocaust and Israel.