Timothy W. Burns is professor of political science at Baylor University. He is author of Shakespeare’s Political Wisdom, coauthor (with Thomas L. Pangle) of Introduction to Political Philosophy, editor of After History? Francis Fukuyama and his Critics, Recovering Reason: Essays in Honor of Thomas L. Pangle, Brill’s Companion to Leo Strauss’ Writings on Classical Political Thought, and coeditor (with Bryan-Paul Frost) of Philosophy, History, and Tyranny. He is author of articles on Homer, Thucydides, Aristophanes, Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Shakespeare, Hobbes, Chesterton, Strauss, Murray, Fukuyama, Putnam, modern liberal Republican theory, and liberal education.
Paul Kucharski is assistant professor of philosophy at Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York. He received his PhD from Fordham University, where he wrote his dissertation under Fr. Joseph Koterski, SJ. Kucharski has published on the relationship between personalism and natural law theory; his current research focuses on the concept of personal incommunicability and how this concept should operate within our moral reasoning.
Douglas McDermid received his PhD from Brown University and currently serves as associate professor of philosophy at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada. He is author of The Varieties of Pragmatism: Truth, Realism, and Knowledge from James to Rorty (2006) and of numerous articles on the history of philosophy. [End Page 157]
David Vincent Meconi, SJ, teaches in the department of theological studies at Saint Louis University; he is also the editor of Homiletic and Pastoral Review. He holds the pontifical license in patrology from the University of Innsbruck and the D Phil in Ecclesiastical History from Oxford University. Most recently he published the Annotated Confessions of Saint Augustine (Ignatius Press, 2012), The One Christ: St. Augustine’s Theology of Deification (Catholic University of America Press, 2013), and served as the coeditor (along with Eleonore Stump) of the forthcoming Cambridge Companion to Augustine. In 2013 he was the president of the Jesuit Philosophical Association, and in 2014 the Patricia H. Imbesi Fellow of Augustinian Studies at Villanova University.
Stephen Napier is an assistant professor of philosophy at Villanova University. He is the author of Virtue Epistemology: Motivation and Knowledge (Continuum, 2008) and is editor of Persons, Moral Worth and Embryos (Springer, 2010). He has published in various journals including Journal of Clinical Ethics, Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, and The American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly. His work concentrates on epistemology and bioethics, with excursions into medieval thought.
Edward J. O’Boyle, is senior research associate affiliated with Mayo Research Institute. He specializes in personalist economics that centers on persons as economic agents in that he replaces the individual and individualism of mainstream economics that are rooted in the Enlightenment and the script stage of human communication with the person and personalism that spring from the electronic stage of human communication. He has published in several professional journals including Monthly Labor Review, Review of Social Economy, International Journal of Social Economics, Catholic Social Science Review, Journal of Business Ethics, and Forum for Social Economics. He is a past president of the Association for Social Economics, and a recipient of the Association’s Thomas Divine [End Page 158] Award for lifetime contributions to social economics and the social economy.
Glenn W. Olsen is professor of history emeritus, University of Utah, Salt Lake City. He was born in Minneapolis, attended Minnehaha Academy and North Park College, and received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin. His most recent books are The Turn to Transcendence: The Role of Religion in the Twenty-First Century (Washington, DC: Catholic University of America Press, 2010), Of Sodomites, Effeminates, Hermaphrodites, and Androgynes: Sodomy in the Age of Peter Damian (Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, 2011), and On the Road to Emmaus: The Catholic Dialogue with America and Modernity (Washington, DC: Catholic University of America Press, 2012). [End Page 159]