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Peg Birmingham is Professor of Philosophy at DePaul University. She is the author of Hannah Arendt and Human Rights (Indiana 2006), coeditor of Dissensus Communis: Between Ethics and Politics (Koros 1996), as well as author of numerous articles on Derrida, Heidegger, Arendt, and Foucault. She is currently working on a manuscript, A Lying World Order: Deception as a Philosophical and Political Problem.

Hent de Vries holds the Russ Family Chair in the Humanities and is Professor of Philosophy at The Johns Hopkins University. He is also Professor Ordinarius of Systematic Philosophy and the Philosophy of Religion at the University of Amsterdam and Program Director at the Collège International de Philosophie, Paris. He is the author of Minimal Theologies: Critiques of Secular Reason in Adorno and Levinas (Johns Hopkins 2005), Religion and Violence: Philosophical Perspectives from Kant to Derrida (Johns Hopkins 2002), and Philosophy and the Turn to Religion (Johns Hopkins 1999). Among the volumes he has coedited are, with Lawrence E. Sullivan, Political Theologies: Public Religions in a Post-Secular World (Social Science 2006), with Samuel [End Page 299] Weber, Religion and Media (Stanford 2001) and Violence, Identity, and Self-Determination (Stanford 1998), and with Henri A. Krop and Arie L. Molendijk, Post-Theism: Reframing the Judeo-Christian Tradition (Peeters 2000).

Christopher Fynsk is Director of the Centre for Modern Thought at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. He is author of The Claim of Language: A Case for the Humanities (Minnesota 2004), Infant Figures (Stanford 2000), Language and Relation: . . . that there is language (Stanford 1996), and Heidegger: Thought and Historicity (Cornell 1986, 1993).

Juan Manuel Garrido is Assistant Professor in the Instituto de Humanidades at Universidad Diego Portales in Santiago, Chile. He has recently published La Formation des formes (Galilée 2008).

Rodolphe Gasché is SUNY Distinguished Professor and Eugenio Donato Chair in Comparative Literature at the University at Buffalo. He is the author of, among other books, The Tain of the Mirror: Derrida and the Philosophy of Reflection (Harvard 1986), Inventions of Difference: On Jacques Derrida (Harvard 1994), The Wild Card of Reading: On Paul de Man (Harvard 1998), Of Minimal Things: Studies on the Notion of Relation (Stanford 1999), The Idea of Form: Rethinking Kant’s Aesthetics (Stanford 2003), The Honor of Thinking: Critique, Theory, Philosophy (Stanford 2007), and most recently, Europe, An Infinite Task (Stanford 2009).

Stephen D. Gingerich received his doctorate in Comparative Literature from the University at Buffalo in 2000. He is an Assistant Professor in the Modern Languages Department of Cleveland State University. His translations from Spanish and German have appeared in CR and L’Esprit créateur, and his recent articles bring continental philosophy and literary theory to bear on contemporary Hispanic literature, philosophy, and culture.

Werner Hamacher is Director of the Institute for General and Comparative Literature at the Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main, and Distinguished Global Professor at New York University. He has published widely [End Page 300] about the interrelations between philosophy, literature, and politics, and is the author of Premises: Essays on Philosophy and Literature from Kant to Celan (Stanford 1996) and Pleroma: Reading in Hegel (Stanford 1999).

Peggy Kamuf is Marion Frances Chevalier Professor of French and Comparative Literature at the University of Southern California. Her most recent book is Book of Addresses (Stanford 2005). She has also edited works by Derrida, most recently the two volumes of Psyche: Inventions of the Other (with Elizabeth Rottenberg, Stanford 2007–2008), and translated texts of Derrida, Cixous, and Nancy.

Jean-Luc Nancy is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Université Marc Bloch, Strasbourg. Among the most recent of his many books to be published in English are Listening (Fordham 2007), Dis-Enclosure: The Deconstruction of Christianity (Fordham 2008), and Noli me tangere (Bayard 2008).

Hans-Jörg Rheinberger studied philosophy and biology. Since 1997 he has been Director at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. His main topics of interest are the history of molecular biology and the history and epistemology of experimentation. He has written numerous articles on molecular biology and the history of science. Among other books, he published Toward a History of Epistemic Things (Stanford 1997), Classical Genetic Research...


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