Andrés Claro (Santiago de Chile, 1968) is an essayist and university professor. He teaches in the Doctorate in Philosophy (Esthetics) at the Universidad de Chile and has been visiting professor in universities in Europe, Latin America and the United States. He undertook his postgraduate studies in Philosophy and Literature at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (Paris), where he worked under the direction of J. Derrida, and at Oxford University, where he completed a D. Phil. in Literature. To a series of essays on poetics, theory of language and culture–most recently the book Imágenes de mundo (World Images, 2016)–, he adds two major books: La Inquisición y la Cábala, un capítulo de la diferencia entre ontología y exilio (The Inquisition and the Kabbalah, a chapter on the difference between ontology and exile, 1996; 2nd. ed., 2009) and Las Vasijas Quebradas, cuatro variaciones sobre la 'tarea del traductor' (Broken Vessels, four variations on 'the translator's task,' 2012). He has published collections of poems and literary translations from various languages. He divides his work between Paris and Santiago, combining research, teaching and writing.
Marc Crépon is a director of research with the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), Archives Husserl. He is also currently the Chair of the [End Page 209] Department of Philosophy of the École Normale Supérieure (Paris) and Dean of the transdisciplinary Graduate School in Literature and Science. His publications address issues of moral and political philosophy, and focus most notably on the question of violence. Among his publications are: Les géographies de l'esprit, Payot, 1996; Le Malin génie des langues (Vrin, 2000); Les Promesses du langage, Benjamin, Rosenzweig, Heidegger (Vrin, 2001); Nietzsche, l'art de la politique de l'avenir (PUF, 2003); Terreur et poésie (Galilée, 2004); Langues sans demeure (Galilée, 2005); Altérités de l'Europe (Galilée, 2006); La culture de la peur, identité, sécurité, démocratie (Galilée, 2008); Vivre avec, la pensée de la mort et la mémoire des guerres (Hermann, 2008 and in English in 2013 with the University of Minnesota Press under the title The Thought of Death and the Memory of War); La guerre des civilisations (Galilée, 2010); Le consentement meurtrier (Du Cerf, 2012); Elections, de la démophobie (Hermann, 2012), La vocation de l'écriture, la littérature et la philosophie a` l'épreuve de la violence (Odile Jacob, 2014); and, most recently, L'épreuve de la haine, essais sur le refus de la violence (Odile Jacob, 2016). His publications have been translated into a dozen languages.
Élise Lamy-Rested is Program Director at the Collège International de Philosophie in Paris. She received her Ph.D. at the University Paris 4 Sorbonne. Her research focuses on Derrida's philosophy, about which she has published several articles. She is also the author of the book, Parole vraie, parole vide (Classiques Garnier 2014) about genocidal killers. She teaches philosophy in high school.
Ronald Mendoza-de Jesús is a Junior Fellow in the Society of Fellows in the Humanities at the University of Southern California. He works on French and German contemporary thought, with special emphasis on the deconstruction of historicity and temporality, and on Latin American and Caribbean literature. His essays have appeared in several edited volumes and in peer-reviewed journals such as Mosaic, Oxford Literary Review, CENTRO Journal, and Transmodernity.
Laura Odello was in charge of a research program at the Collège International de Philosophie in Paris from 2010 to 2016. She has taught at [End Page 210] Brown University and at the Université de Montréal. Her research and teaching focus on questions of power in Jacques Derrida as well as on film and the dissemination of images in contemporary culture. She has also translated into Italian the works of Jacques Derrida, Paul Virilio, and Marc Augé. She is currently preparing a book on Derrida and sovereignty.
Andrea Potestà is Professor of Philosophy at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in Santiago, Chile. He has received a PhD...