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  • About the Contributors

Deborah Achtenberg is professor of philosophy at the University of Nevada, Reno. She is author of Cognition of Value in Aristotle’s Ethics and of Essential Vulnerabilities: Plato and Levinas on Relations to the Other. Her current writing project is on Jacques Derrida’s Monolinguism of the Other.

Hanoch Ben-Pazi is assistant professor, Department of Jewish Philosophy, Bar Ilan University, Ramat-Gan Department of Jewish Culture, Kibbutzim College of Education, Tel-Aviv. His most recent books are Emmanuel Levinas: Educational Contract: Responsibility, Hopefulness, Alliance and Interpretation as Ethical Act: The Hermeneutics of Emmanuel Levinas.

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 the founding series editor of Levinas Studies: An Annual Review.

Nicholas R. Brown received his doctorate in Christian ethics from Fuller Theological Seminary. He currently teaches at Loyola Marymount University and lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Audrey, and their three sons, Jonah, Davin, and Nathanel. His monograph For the Nation: Jesus, the Restoration of Israel and Articulating a Christian Ethic of Territorial Governance, is forthcoming. [End Page 249]

Mark Cauchi is assistant professor in the Department of Humanities at York University, Toronto. He has published articles and chapters in continental philosophy, philosophy of religion, social and political thought, and aesthetics. He is coeditor of the forthcoming book Accursed Films: Postsecular Cinema between “The Tree of Life” and “Melancholia.”

Akos Krassoy received his PhD from the Institute of Philosophy, University of Leuven. He has published various articles in English and Hungarian on Levinas’s ethical-critical problematic of art, the phenomenology of literature, and the democratic project of the modern novel. His current research focuses on the communicational capacities of art in contrast with those of the public sphere, through the prism of ethical phenomenology (Levinas and Sartre).

Jack Marsh is a doctoral student in philosophy at SUNY Binghamton. His work has appeared in Philosophy Today, Cahiers d’études lévinassiennes, and Philosophy and Social Criticism.

Cathrine Bjørnholt Michaelsen is a PhD fellow in the Department of Systematic Theology at Copenhagen University. She is currently part of a multidisciplinary research project on self-understanding and self-alienation, working across the disciplines of philosophy, psychology, and psychiatry. Her main areas of research are deconstruction, phenomenology, and psychoanalysis.

Roberto Wu is professor of philosophy at Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil, and organizer of the Hermeneia International Symposium. He has published several articles in the areas of hermeneutics, phenomenology, rhetoric, and philosophy of art. Much of his research deals with the work of Heidegger, Gadamer, Husserl, Ingarden, Levinas, Aristotle, Quintilian, Cicero, and Dostoevsky. [End Page 250]



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