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Matthew H. Anderson studied comparative literature at the University at Buffalo. His translations have appeared in theory@buffalo and Research in Phenomenology. His translation of Blanqui’s “Eternity According to the Stars” appeared in CR: The New Centennial Review in 2009. He lives in Vancouver, BC.

Robert Bernasconi is the Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Philosophy and African American Studies at the Pennsylvania State University. He is a coeditor of the new journal Critical Philosophy of Race and the author of How to Read Sartre. He has written numerous essays in the areas of twentieth-century continental philosophy, critical philosophy of race, and political philosophy.

PEG Birmingham is Professor of Philosophy at DePaul University in Chicago. She is the author of Hannah Arendt and Human Rights (Indiana University Press, 2006) and coeditor (with Philippe van Haute) of Dissensus Communis: Between Ethics and Politics (Koros, 1995). In addition to her work on Arendt, she has published numerous articles on Hobbes, Rousseau, Heidegger, Foucault, and Agamben as well as on the question of human [End Page 215] rights, the status of law, and the relation between law and violence. She is the editor of Philosophy Today.

María Del Rosario Acosta López is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia), and currently a guest researcher in the “Normative Orders” Excellence Cluster, Goethe Universität Frankfurt, funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2013–14). She finished her Ph.D. in Philosophy at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, with a dissertation on the sublime and the political in Friedrich Schiller’s thought (2007). She is the author of books on German Romanticism (2006) and Friedrich Schiller (2008), and she has compiled books on Hegel (2007), Schiller (2008), contemporary philosophy of art (2008 (2009), and contemporary political philosophy (2010 (2013). Starting in January 2015, she will be Associate Professor at DePaul University, Chicago.

Zeynep Direk finished her Ph.D. at the University of Memphis in 1998. She teaches contemporary French philosophy, social and political philosophy, and ethics at the University of Galatasaray and Koç University in Istanbul, Turkey. Her publications in English include essays on Derrida, Levinas, Bataille, Irigaray, Kristeva, and de Beauvoir. She has coedited Derrida Critical Assessments (Routledge, 2002) and more recently A Companion to Derrida (forthcoming, Blackwell, 2014).

Luis Guzmán currently teaches at The New School and at New York University in New York City. He has written articles on Aristotle and Hegel, and has translated articles from German and Spanish by Jürgen Habermas, Michael Theunissen, Regina Kreide, and Thomas Szlezak, among others. He has been a visiting Professor at National University in Bogotá, Colombia, and at Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, in Mexico City.

Werner Hamacher is the Emmanuel Lévinas Professor of Philosophy at the European Graduate School. From 1998 until 2013 he was Professor for Comparative Literature at the Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt. He has also [End Page 216] been Distinguished Global Professor in the New York University (2003–2007), and Professor of German and the Humanities in the Johns Hopkins University (1984–98). Some of his main publications are Pleroma: Reading in Hegel (1998), Entferntes Verstehen: Studien zu Philosophie und Literatur von Kant bis Celan (1998) and Lingua amissa (2012). Professor Hamacher’s work is situated in the borders among literature, philosophy of language and history, esthetics, and political theory.

Carlos A. Manrique received his Ph.D. in Philosophy of Religions from the University of Chicago’s Divinity School in 2009. Since then he has worked as an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá, Colombia). He has published several articles on contemporary political philosophy regarding the centrality of the problem of practices of language (especially literature) in the effort to rethink the relation between the ethical and the political in contemporary thinkers like Foucault and Derrida (2010 Foucault and Derrida (2012); and also on the question of the relation between religion and the political in the light of Derrida’s reading of Kantian ethics (2009, 2010, 2011). He is currently working on a book project entitled: Religion, Subjectivity and the Political...


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