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Barry Allen teaches philosophy at McMaster University and is associate editor of Common Knowledge for philosophy and politics. His publications include Truth in Philosophy, Knowledge and Civilization, and Artifice and Design: Art and Technology in Human Experience.

Wayne Andersen, painter, corporate art consultant, and architect of the King Khaled Mosque in Riyadh, is professor emeritus of art and architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Among his many books are German Artists and Hitler’s Mind, The Ara Pacis of Augustus and Mussolini, Picasso’s Brothel, The Youth of Cézanne and Zola, Manet: The Picnic and the Prostitute, and, recently completed, The Loss of Art: The Legacy of Marcel Duchamp.

Mordechai Bar-On, formerly a member of the Knesset and a colonel in the Israeli army, was a founder of Peace Now. He is currently a senior fellow of the Yad Ben Zvi Research Institute in Jerusalem. His books include The Gates of Gaza: Israel’s Road to Suez and Back and In Pursuit of Peace: A History of the Israeli Peace Movement.

Ermanno Bencivenga is professor of philosophy at the University of California, Irvine. His many books include Logic and Other Nonsense: The Case of Anselm and His God, Kant’s Copernican Revolution, My Kantian Ways, Looser Ends: The Practice of Philosophy, and The Discipline of Subjectivity: An Essay on Montaigne.

Sir John Boardman, Lincoln Professor of Classical Art and Archaeology Emeritus at Oxford University and a fellow of the British Academy, is editor of the Oxford History of Classical Art and the author of, most recently, The History of Greek Vases and The Diffusion of Classical Art in Antiquity.

Peter Burke is professor of cultural history at Cambridge University and a fellow of Emmanuel College. He is the author of some dozen books, including What Is Cultural History? A Social History of Knowledge, Eyewitnessing, History and Social Theory, The French Historical Revolution, The Fabrication of Louis XIV, Languages and Communities in Early Modern Europe, The Historical Anthropology of Early Modern Italy, and The Art of Conversation.

William M. Chace’s most recent book is One Hundred Semesters: My Adventures as Student, Professor, and University President, and What I Learned along the Way. The author or editor of books on Pound, Joyce, T. S. Eliot, and Lionel Trilling, he is president emeritus of Emory University.

Giles Constable is professor emeritus of historical studies at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and a fellow of the British Academy, American Philosophical Society, and Royal Historical Society. His books include The Reformation of the Twelfth Century, Culture and Spirituality in Medieval Europe, Three Studies in Medieval Religious and Social Thought, Cluny from the Tenth to the Twelfth Centuries, and Love and Do What You Will: The Medieval History of an Augustinian Precept. [End Page 507]

Lorraine Daston, director of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science and honorary professor at Humboldt University in Berlin, received the Pfizer Prize for her book Classical Probability in the Enlightenment. She is also coauthor of Talking with Animals and Wonders and the Order of Nature, 1150–1750 and has edited or coedited Biographies of Scientific Objects, Things That Talk, The Moral Authority of Nature, and the early modern volume in the Cambridge History of Science.

Félix Fénéon (1861–1944) was a regular at Mallarmé’s weekly salon and editor of the Revue Blanche. Also an art dealer, he wrote Les Impressionnistes en 1886, edited the work of Rimbaud and Lautréamont, and translated Austen’s Northanger Abbey into French. Luc Sante recently translated Fénéon’s Novels in Three Lines. Currently visiting professor in creative writing and the history of photography at Bard College, he is the author of Kill All Your Darlings, Unknown Weegee, Walker Evans, Low Life, The Factory of Facts, Evidence, and No Smoking.

Philip Gossett is Reneker Distinguished Service Professor of Music at the University of Chicago and general editor of both The Works of Giuseppe Verdi and The Works of Gioachino Rossini. Awarded the Italian government’s highest civilian honor, the Cavaliere di Gran Croce, he has also received the Mellon Distinguished Achievement Award and book prizes from the American...


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