Our Authors

Douglas Anderson

is a Professor of Philosophy and presently chair for the Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Texas. His research interests include the history of western philosophy, American philosophy, and the relations between philosophy and popular culture. He is author of five books and editor of seven more. In the past, he was editor for the Journal of Speculative Philosophy and the Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society; and from 2000-2014 he was editor of a book series on American philosophy with Fordham University Press. He has lectured in North and South America, Europe, and China, and has published numerous articles and book chapters. 

John W. August III

PhD Graduate of Southern Illinois University Carbondale in the Fall of 2018, John developed a method of the measure of intensive magnitudes in the mode of feeling based upon Henri Bergson’s thought in Time and Free Will: an Essay on the Immediate Data of Consciousness. His areas of interest include process philosophy, radical empiricism, personalism, political and economic philosophy, philosophy of liberation, philosophy of race, and philosophy of science. His current research interests are dedicated to the development of a process personalism loosely based on works done by the Boston Personalists, Enrique Dussel, Henri Bergson, and Alfred N. Whitehead among others. The centerpiece of this theoretical framework is an account of dignity that is deeply processual and distinguishable from processes of honor and respect.

Randall E. Auxier

Professor of Philosophy and Communication Studies at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Among his research interests are Philosophy of Culture (including popular culture), Aesthetics, Process Philosophy and Theology, post-Kantian Continental Philosophy, Pragmatism. He is author of The Quantum of Explanation (co-author, Routledge 2017), Metaphysical Graffiti (Open Court 2017), and Time, Will, and Purpose (Open Court, 2013), and over a hundred scholarly articles and book chapters on Vico, Bergson, Dewey, Cassirer, Langer, Whitehead and others. He is a founder and vice-president of the American Institute for Philosophical and Cultural Thought, and the Deputy Editor-in-Chief in Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture. Auxier is also a journalist, blogger, radio dj, performing musician, songwriter, political and environmental activist.

Andrew Barrette

A recent PhD from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where he worked under the direction of Anthony Steinbock on Edmund Husserl’s analysis of the historical development of inquiry. He researched at KU Leuven in the Husserl Archives and Jesuitica between 2014 and 2015 as a Fulbright Scholar, and again in the Fall of 2017 as an International Researcher. Prior to this, he earned a Master’s degree from Loyola Marymount University and a Bachelor’s from University of Wisconsin Platteville. He will be a Lonergan Fellow at Boston College in the Fall 2018.

Conor Barry

is a Part-Time lecturer at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, and teaches Great Books and Political Science. He has a particular interest in the history of ideas and in social and political thought. He received his master’s degree in Classics from Dalhousie University and a doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Ottawa, in both cases working on Plato. He currently hopes to publish a book based primarily on his doctoral work.

Roger Bartra

A Mexican Research Fellow at the Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Trained as an anthropologist in Mexico, Bartra earned his doctorate in sociology at la Sorbonne in Paris. Bartra is well known for his work on Mexican identity in his book The Cage of Melancholy: Identity and Metamorphosis in the Mexican Character (1992), his social theory on modern political forms of legitimization developed in his book The Imaginary Networks of Political Power (2012) and for his studies on the myth of the wild men that can be found in his two books, The Artificial Savage: Modern Myths of the Wild Man (1992) and Wild Men in the Looking Glass: The Mythic Origins of European Otherness(1997). Recently, Bartra developed his theory on the exocerebrum presented in Anthropology of the brain. Consciousness, culture, and free will (2014).

Douglas L. Berger

is Professor of Comparative Philosophy and Director of the Centre of Intercultural Philosophy at Leiden University in the Netherlands. He has written dozens of essays on South Asian and East Asian traditions of philosophy and cross-cultural theories of interpretation, as well as two monographs, “The Veil of Maya:” Schopenhauer’s System and Early Indian Thought (Global Academic Publications, 2004) and Encounters of Mind: Luminosity and Personhood in Indian and Chinese Thought (SUNY Press, 2015). He has also co-edited, with JeeLoo Liu, an important collection of essays entitled Nothingness in Asian Philosophy (Routledge, 2014) and is the current editor of the University of Hawai’i book series Dimensions of Asian Spirituality. He has also served as the former president of the international Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy.

James W. Besse

is a young sociology researcher associated with the Polish Academy of Sciences. His Bachelor’s comes from Bennington College, focusing on philosophy and social sciences. His Master’s, with the Graduate School for Social Research and under the supervision of Professor Szymon Wróbel, addresses issues related to science and technology studies (STS). He has worked on projects studying contemporary protest forms in Central-Eastern Europe and publishes actively in topics related to the study of new technologies.

Agata Bielik-Robson

A Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Nottingham and at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology at the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. She has published articles in Polish, English, French, Russian and German on philosophical aspects of psychoanalysis, romantic subjectivity, and the philosophy of religion (especially Judaism and its crossings with modern philosophical thought). Her publications include books: The Saving Lie. Harold Bloom and Deconstruction (in English, Northwestern University Press, 2011), Judaism in Contemporary Thought. Traces and Influence (coedited with Adam Lipszyc, Routledge 2014), Jewish Cryptotheologies of Late Modernity: Philosophical Marranos (Routledge 2014). She is also a co-editor of Bamidbar. The Journal for Jewish Thought and Philosophy, which appears in English three times a year in Passagen Verlag, in Vienna.

Sasha L Biro

A Teaching Associate of Philosophy at Marist College. Her research interests are embedded in the 20th century Continental tradition, focusing on practices of cultural and political narrative. She is currently vested in exploring the tensions between philosophical and mythical thought, which appears in myriad forms as the search for a pure philosophy, or as the myth of reason, and the instances where myth is seen positively as the fictioning of a world. She holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Binghamton University.

Emerson R. Bodde

Philosophy PhD graduate student at Vanderbilt University. My present research interests include critical theory, contemporary Continental political theory generally, sovereignty, the role of myth and imagination in politics, political economy, and the philosophy of historical research. Methodologically, I am, when possible, trying to tie philosophical theory to concrete historical research or to the consensus of historians, whenever it actually exists. For fun, I mostly spend my time worrying about what I have done doing that I actually have time away from graduate work and teaching.

Anna Bugajska

Ph.D., an Assistant Professor at the Department of General and Specific Ethics and the Department of English Philology of the Jesuit University Ignatianum in Kraków. She is a member of the Utopian Studies Society – Europe, is interested in dystopian fiction, bioethics, and the philosophy of science and technology. The author of the forthcoming book Engineering Youth: the Evantropian Project in Young Adult Dystopias (2019).

Daniel Burston

is a native of Toronto, Canada. He is an Associate Professor in (and former Chair of) the Psychology Department at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and the author of The Legacy of Erich Fromm (Harvard University Press, 1991), The Wing of Madness: The Life and Work of R. D. Laing (Harvard University Press, 1996), Erik Erikson and the American Psyche: Ego, Ethics and Evolution (Jason Aronson, 2007), A Forgotten Freudian: The Passion of Karl Stern (Karnac, 2016) and many other books and articles on the history of psychology, psychiatry and psychoanalysis.

Przemysław Bursztyka

Assistant Professor at the Institute of Philosophy, University of Warsaw, where he holds the position of the Chair of the Department of Philosophy of Culture. His main interests include: Philosophy of Culture (its current status as well as its relations with cultural studies and sociology of culture), Philosophical Psychology, Philosophical Anthropology (especially apophatic anthropology) and Philosophy of Subjectivity, Phenomenology, Psychoanalysis, Existentialism (Kierkegaard, Nietzsche), Hermeneutics (Gadamer, Ricoeur), and philosophical theories of imagination. Co-editor and co-author of three books: Schulz. Między mitem a filozofią (Gdańsk 2014), Freud i nowoczesność (Kraków 2007 and 2008), Miłość i samotność. Wokół myśli Sørena Kierkegaarda (Warszawa 2007). He is also the author of the numerous articles and co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of the philosophical quarterly Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture.

Bill Bywater

is emeritus professor of philosophy at Allegheny College. His most recent work on apprenticeship can be found in Educating for Critical Consciousness edited by George Yancy. A chapter on apprenticeship and neuropragmatism is in Neuroscience, Neurophilosophy, and Pragmatism edited by Tibor Solymosi and John R. Shook.

Edward S. Casey

is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at SUNY, Stony Brook. He is the author of ten books, the most recent of which are The World on Edge (2017) and The World at a Glance (2007). He is a founding member of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, and has been president of the American Philosophical Association (Eastern Division). His aim in philosophical research has been to expand the scope of phenomenology to include such largely unexplored topics as place, landscape art, the glance, and edges. He regards his present working method to be “periphenomenological,” that is, a matter of paying special attention to the margins and peripheries of familiar phenomena rather than concentrating on their core or central structure. He is currently writing a book to be entitled Peripheral Emotions.

Carlos João Correia

is Associate Professor at the University of Lisbon. He took his PhD at the same University with a thesis on Ricoeur’s symbolic theory. He has taught at the University of Lisbon since 1980. Main topics of research: Philosophy of Art, Philosophy of Religion, and Contemporary Philosophy. He is the author of several books and has published more than one hundred scientific articles in several languages ​​(Portuguese, English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, and Serbian). He is president of the Philosophical and Cultural Association, “What is it?”. Web address: https://ccorreia.academia.edu

John Cottingham

A Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Reading, Professor of Philosophy of Religion at Roehampton University London, and an Honorary Fellow of St John’s College, Oxford University. His many books include The Rationalists (1988), Philosophy and the Good Life (1998), On the Meaning of Life (2003), The Spiritual Dimension (2005), Cartesian Reflections (2008), and Philosophy of Religion: Towards a More Humane Approach (2015). He is co-translator of the three volume English edition of The Philosophical Writings of Descartes (Cambridge University Press).

Natalie Depraz

A Professor of Contemporary Philosophy (Phenomenology and German Philosophy) at the University of Rouen-Normandy France and she is a University Member of the Husserl-Archives (Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris). Among her recent publications are: Attention et vigilance. A la croisée de la phénoménologie et des sciences cognitives, Paris, PUF, 2014 (American trans. In preparation with Northwestern University Press); N. Depraz & Th. Desmidt , “Cardio-phénoménologie,” in: La naturalisation de la phénoménologie 20 après, J.-L. Petit ed., Cahiers philosophiques de Strasbourg n°38, 2015; “Husserl et la surprise” http://129.199.13.46/spip.php?article492, Alter (N. Depraz ed.) no. 24 (November 2016); “De l’événement à la surprise : le trauma et son expression,” in Lectures du Monde Anglophone / LMA, 2, 2016, Littérature et événement © Publications Electroniques de l’ERIAC, 2016.URL :http://eriac.univ-rouen.fr/de-levenement-a-la-surprise-le-trauma-et-son-expression/; “Surprise and Unconscious,” in: Is there a Phenomenology of Unconsciousness? (Heidelberg : Springer Contributions to Phenomenology series, 2017); « “Surprise. A Circular Dynamic of Multi-Directional Verbalization,” in Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy – Revue de la philosophie française et de langue française, Vol XXVI, No 1 (2018), pp 1-17. English transl. by S. Davidson.

Matthew Z. Donnelly

A doctoral candidate in philosophy at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. His research includes temporal ontology, metaphysics, mereology, and pluralistic, cross-traditional philosophical collaborations.

Katarzyna Dworakowska

Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Education of the University of Warsaw. Her research interests include: philosophy of education, philosophy of culture and poststructuralism with a special focus on Nietzsche’s and Foucault’s philosophies. The author of the book Ontologia bezkształtu. Koncepcja istoty ludzkiej w myśli Nietzschego i Foucaulta (Warszawa, 2016) and the co-editor of books: Nietzsche i religijność (Łódź, 2017) and Nietzsche a problem kultury (Łódź, 2017).

Wolfgang J. Fellner

An Assistant Professor at the Institute for Multi-Level Governance and Development, Department Socioeconomics, Vienna University of Economics and Business. His work contributes to the fields of critical institutional economics, political economy, and ecological economics. He is interested in cultural and social dynamics and works at the interface of economics and psychology. Important topics in his research are human needs, well-being, commodification, consumerism, methodology of economics, and time use.

E-mail: Wolfgang.Fellner@wu.ac.at

Johnathan Flowers

Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Worcester State University. His doctoral dissertation, Mono no Aware as a Poetics of Gender, bridged John Dewey’s aesthetics of experience and Motoori Norinaga’s affective poetics of mono no aware to develop an affective theory of gender. His current research expands upon his doctoral work on the affective ground of experience and embodiment through American Pragmatism, Phenomenology and East-Asian Philosophy to develop an affective poetics of personhood. Flowers also focuses on Pragmatist and cross-cultural approaches to machine intelligence, consciousness, and science and technology studies, specifically with a focus on algorithmic bias.

Josef Früchtl

Prof., Dr., studies of Philosophy, Theory of Literature and Sociology in Frankfurt/M. and Paris; 1985/86 PhD in Frankfurt/M.; 1987-1989 Research Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung (Pisa/Italy); 1990-1993 Research Fellowship of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Frankfurt/M.; 1995 Habilitation in Frankfurt/M.; 1996 Associate Professor of Philosophy (focussed on Aesthetics and Theory of Culture) at the University of Münster (Germany); from 2002-2005 President of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ästhetik (DGÄ); since 2003 co-editor of the Zeitschrift für Ästhetik und Allgemeine Kunstwissenschaft (ZÄK); 2005 Chair in Philosophy of Art and Culture at the University of Amsterdam; September 2007-2012 & September 2017-2018 Head of the Department of Philosophy. Books and articles on aesthetics, especially on the relationship between aesthetics and ethics as well as aesthetics and politics, theory of culture and modernity, Critical Theory, and philosophy of film.

K.W.M. (Bill) Fulford

A Fellow of St. Catherine’s College and Member of the Philosophy Faculty, University of Oxford; Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Mental Health, University of Warwick Medical School; and Director of the Collaborating Centre for Values-based Practice, St Catherine’s College, Oxford (valuesbasedpractice.org). The Centre contributed in an advisory role to the Values-based CAMHS Commission launched by the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2016. His previous posts include Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, University of Oxford, and Special Adviser for Values-Based Practice in the Department of Health. His publications include Moral Theory and Medical Practice, The Oxford Textbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry, and The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Psychiatry. He is Lead Editor for the Oxford book series International Perspectives in Philosophy and Psychiatry and Founder Editor and Chair of the Advisory Board of the international journal Philosophy, Psychiatry, & Psychology (PPP). His Essential Values-based Practice (2012), co-authored with Ed Peile, is the launch volume for a new series from Cambridge University Press on values-based medicine. With John Sadler and Giovanni Stanghellini he set up the International Network for Philosophy and Psychiatry. The formal launch of the INPP was organized by Werdie van Staden at a conference of the South African Society of Psychiatrists in Cape Town.

Magdalena Gawin

PhD from 2013. She wrote dissertation on human rights and contemporary politics. Co-author of the book Human and Citizens Rights in a Globalized World (OBF, Warszawa 2016). She works in the Institute of Philosophy at the University of Warsaw and in Warsaw high-schools (MOS”SOS”, LOS nr17). She also holds the position of the Secretary of Polish Philosophical Association and is one of the organizers of Philosophy Olympiad.

Maria Gołębiewska

is Associate Professor at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, the Research Group on Philosophy of Culture. The fields of her research include: contemporary philosophy (phenomenology, philosophy of existence, structuralism and post-structuralism); the modern sources of contemporary philosophy; the epistemological, linguistic, and axiological questions. Currently she works on the topics of receptivity and performativity, considered in the phenomenological context. She has published several books: Między wątpieniem a pewnością. O związkach języka i racjonalności w filozofii poststrukturalizmu [Between Doubt and Certainty. On the Links of Language and Rationality in the Post-Structural Philosophy], Kraków: Universitas, 2003; Demontaż atrakcji. O estetyce audiowizualności [Demontage of Attraction. On the Aesthetics of Audiovisuality], Gdańsk: Wydawnictwo słowo/obraz terytoria, 2003; Rzeczywistość i przedstawienie. O tezach filozoficznych Karola Irzykowskiego [Reality and Representation. On the Philosophical Theses of Karol Irzykowski] Warszawa: Wydawnictwo IFiS PAN, 2006; Wiedza egzystencjalna. O trzech koncepcjach poznania w filozofii egzystencji [Existential Knowledge. On Three Conceptions of Cognition in the Philosophy of Existence: Søren Kierkegaard, Martin Heidegger, Maurice Merleau-Ponty], Warszawa: Fundacja Aletheia, 2008; Cultural Normativity. Between Philosophical Apriority and Social Practices, ed. Maria Gołębiewska, Frankfurt am Main, Peter Lang Edition, 2017.

Joel Gn

A Lecturer at Singapore University of Social Sciences. He writes about aesthetics, technology and East Asian popular culture.

Andrzej Gniazdowski

is a Professor of Philosophy in the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The fields of his research include: phenomenology, philosophical anthropology and philosophy of politics. He is the author of: Philosophy and Guillotine. The Traditionalism of Joseph de Maistre as Political Hermeneutics (1996), Politics and Geometry. The Phenomenology of Edmund Husserl and the Problem of Democracy (2008), Antinomies of Radicalism. The Political Phenomenology in Germany 1914-1933 (2015).

E-mail: agniazdo@ifispan.waw.pl

Eleanor Godway

She holds a B.A. and an M.A. from Cambridge University, and a Ph.D. from York University (Canada). She joined Central Connecticut State University in 1987 – where she is now Professor Emerita. Dr. Godway has published various articles on Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Kurt Wolff, John Macmurray and other thinkers, and co-edited Who Is This We: Absence of Community (Black Rose, 1994). She is currently working on a full-length study of John Macmurray.

John Harfouch

is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Alabama-Huntsville. He is the co-editor of the Cambridge Foucault Lexicon and author of several articles on the history of racism and orientalism. His book, Another Mind-Body Problem: A History of Racial Non-Being, is available from SUNY Press.

James G. Hart

A Professor Emeritus, Department of Religious Studies and Adjunct in Philosophy at Indiana University, Bloomington Indiana, USA. Major publications: The Person and the Common Life (Kluwer: (1993) and Who One Is, Books 1 and 2 (Springer: 2009).

Charles S. Herrman

is an independent scholar living in Austin, Texas. His chief interests are metaphysical, cultural and legal theory. As a theorist he has developed a metaphysical construct based on intercalating binaries of essence-reality and being-existence. In cultural and legal theory he developed an honor-dignity typology for the classification of cultural entities and emphasizes the legal theory aspects of the office and its stewardship. He has been published in openDemocracy.net and has several published technical articles. Currently he has a manuscript – Neo-Personalism: Metaphysics and its Applications – under review at SUNY, another waiting in the wings (Honor and dignity Cultures: Office, Stewardship and Praxis) and is putting the finishing touches on a book-length essay entitled What Is Dignity?

Gary Herstein

Ph.D. After some 25 years in the computer and high-tech industries, Dr. Herstein is now an Independent Scholar working on the philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead, especially as this relates to the philosophy of logic, gravitational cosmology, and measurement. His publications include The Quantum of Explanation: Whitehead’s Radical Empiricism,  (coauthored with Randall E. Auxier), Routledge, 2017; Whitehead and the Measurement Problem of Cosmology, ontos-verlag (now DeGruyter) 2006; “Davidson on the Impossibility of Psychophysical Laws,” Synthese, Volume 145, Number 1, May 2005, pp. 45 – 63; “The Roycean Roots of the Beloved Community,” The Pluralist, Volume 4, Number 2, Summer 2009; and “Alfred North Whitehead,”The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, http://www.iep.utm.edu/w/whitehed.htm. Dr. Herstein currently keeps house with his two cats, who despair of him ever learning anything of interest.

Rafał Ilnicki

is a philosopher and cultural studies researcher. He currently works as adjunct at Institute of Cultural Studies of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. His main interest is the problem of technicization of culture to which he devoted two books God of cyborgs. Technics and Transcendence (2011) and Philosophy and Science Fiction: Technoanamnesis (2014).

Myron Moses Jackson 

Besl Chair of Ethics/Religion and Society at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Jackson holds an M.A. in Political Science and Ph.D. in Philosophy from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. His recent publications include: “Luther Kings kamp for økonomisk retfærdighed lever videre” in Det ralationelle menneske. Personalisme I perspektiv” (Denmark, 2015); “That’s Edutainment!” in Hamilton and Philosophy (2017); “Radical Femininity in the Epoch of Pop Culture” Brooklyn College Review (2017); “From Compulsive to Persuasive Agencies: Whitehead’s Case for Entertainment,” Essays in the Philosophy of Humanism (2017); “Edutainment and Panexperiential Learning in the Radically Empirical Classroom” Journal of School and Society (2018); “Will We Trust Institutions Again? Interality as Philosophical Diplomacy” China Media Research (Forthcoming 2019). Jackson currently serves as editor of Africana philosophy for the online Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Philosophy. His interests include social and political philosophy, philosophy and religion, philosophy of culture, public law, the history of political thought, aesthetics, and philosophy and race. His latest project is entitled Ironic American Exceptionalism: Visions of Open Selves which extends his dissertation research and is due out in 2020.

Michael J. Inwood

A scholar of Hegel and Heidegger, and has published many important and influential works on both authors including: Heidegger (1997), Hegel (1983), A Hegel Dictionary (1992), A Heidegger Dictionary (1999), A Commentary on Hegel’s Philosophy of Mind (2007), and is the editor of Hegel: Introductory Lectures on Aesthetics (1993), and Hegel: Selections (1989). His interests also include ancient philosophy, and in particular Plato, Parmenides and Heraclitus.

Andrzej Kapusta

A Professor of Philosophy in the Institute of at the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, where he also holds the position of the Chair of the Department of Cultural Anthropology and Departmental Erasmus Coordinator UMCS.He is a member of the National Council of Transplantation. He specializes in sciences on cognition and social communication, anthropology of medicine, philosophical psychopathology, and in the analysis of different dimensions of mental health and concepts of contemporary psychiatry and psychology. His research interests focus on methodological discussions in social sciences, cultural anthropology and cognitive science, and biological, psychological and socio-cultural determinants of human behavior and decision-making. Professor Andrzej Kapusta is the author of Filozofia ekstremalna. Wokół myśli krytycznej Michela Foucaulta [Extremal Philosophy: Michel Foucault’s Critical Thinking] and Szaleństwo i metoda: granice rozumienia w filozofii i psychiatrii [Madness and Method. The limits of understanding in philosophy and psychiatry] (Lublin: Wydawnictwo UMCS, 2012).

Jared Kemling

A tenure-track faculty member at Rend Lake College (Illinois, USA) where he teaches Philosophy. Jared received his PhD in 2018 from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, writing a dissertation on Ernst Cassirer’s philosophy of symbolic forms and the idea of the personal. His research interests are in Philosophical Anthropology, Philosophy of Culture, German Idealism, Process Philosophy, and American Pragmatism. He is an editor for the journals Dewey Studies and Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture. His current project is an edited volume to be reviewed by SUNY press entitled The Cultural Power of Personal Objects: Traditional Accounts and New Perspectives.

Steve Klee

An artist and a philosopher. He works as a lecturer of the Fine Arts at the School of Fine and Performing Arts of the University of Lincoln. His interests include the connection between art and politics and the aesthetic dimensions of the new trends in philosophy referred to as the Speculative Realism or New Materialism. He presented his works in many prestigious galleries, including LAM Gallery in Los Angeles, Five Years Gallery and Acadia Missa Gallery in London. He is a member of the Sound Image Space Research Centre, Aesthetics Research Centre and Centre for Critical Thought.

E-mail: sklee@lincoln.ac.uk

Michal Kozlowski

A philosopher, sociologist and journalist. Studied at the University of Warsaw, KU LEUVEN and EHESS (PhD in 2004). He currently works in the Faculty of Philosophy and Sociology at the University of Warsaw. Co-editor of the polish edition of “Le Monde Diplomatique” and of quarterly magazine “Bez Dogmatu”. Books: Le contrepouvoirs de Foucault (Paris 2011), Sprawa Spinozy (Cracow 2011), The Art Factory. The division of labor and distribution of capitals in the Polish field of visual art (co-author, Warsaw 2013), Znaki równości (Warsaw 2016). Co-editor of the volume Joy Forever: The Political Economy of Social Creativity (London 2014). Published in: “Open Democracy”, “Il Manifesto Globale”, “Les Contretemps”, “Les Possibles”, “Politics and Culture”.

E-mail: michalkozlowski@uw.edu.pl

Stanisław Krajewski

A Professor of philosophy at the University of Warsaw, has published papers and books in the field of logic and the philosophy of mathematics, as well as on philosophy of dialogue, Jewish experience and Christian-Jewish dialogue. He has been the Jewish co-chairman of the Polish Council of Christians and Jews since 1991 and co-author of the post-war section of the exhibition in the Museum of the History of Polish Jews POLIN in Warsaw.

Eli Kramer

Visiting Assistant Professor at the Department of Philosophy of Culture, Institute of Philosophy, University of Warsaw. His work traverses Philosophy as a Way of Life and Metaphilosophy, Philosophy of Culture, Philosophy of Higher Education, American and European Idealism, classical American Philosophy, and Process Philosophy. He is currently working on a three-volume work entitled “The Modes of Philosophy.” This project seeks to revitalize the most culturally enriching meta-orientational modes of philosophical praxis. His work has already appeared in journals such as Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of CultureSyndicate Philosophy, the Philosophy of Education Yearbook, the Journal of School and Society, and in edited collections such as his introduction to a new anthology on Richard Rorty entitled, Rorty and Beyond (Lexington Books, forthcoming). Alongside Aaron Stoller, he is the co-editor of a new edited collection: Contemporary Philosophical Proposals for the University: Toward a Philosophy of Higher Education (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018). He is an editor in Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture.

E-mail: eliornerkramer@gmail.com

Katarzyna Kremplewska

An Assistant Professor at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. Her research interests include: philosophy of selfhood and subjectivity, philosophy of culture, and the history of 20th-century philosophy.

E-mail: vegaast2@wp.pl

Róisín Lally

A Lecturer of Philosophy in Gonzaga University. She graduated with a Ph.D. from the National University of Ireland, Galway, October 2016. She is interested in the philosophy of art, philosophy of time, metaphysics, philosophy of technology, and environmental philosophy. She is currently writing a book, Hyperology: Looking Back, Seeing Forward, and is editing a collection of works entitled Sustainability in the Age of the Anthropocene (New York, Lexington Books, forthcoming 2019).

Adam Lipszyc

A Professor of Philosophy in the Insitute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He teaches in Collegium Civitas and at the Franz Kafka University of Muri. He has published six books in Polish and a number of papers in both Polish and English. In his work, he focuses mostly on the philosophical implications of psychoanalysis, as well as on the traces of Jewish theology in the 20th century thought and literature. He edited and co-translated into Polish two volumes of essays, one by Gershom Scholem and one by Walter Benjamin.

Tomasz Maślanka

is a sociologist and philosopher of culture, Associate Professor in the Institute of Sociology of the University of Warsaw. His research interests include: sociology and philosophy of culture, contemporary sociological theory, hermeneutical theory of culture, cultural history of Europe, history and theory of counterculture and European social movements. He is the author of numerous scientific articles, co-editor and author of several monographs. He recently published a book: Counterculture. The Sources and Consequences of Socio – Cultural Radicalism from the Perspective of the Sociology of Culture (2017).

Krzysztof Matuszewski

born 1957, professor extraordinarius at the University of Łódź. Since 1984 he works in the Institute of Philosophy in the Department of Modern Philosophy. His main subject of research is modern French Philosophy. He has published, among others, in: „Colloquia Communia”, „Twórczość”, „Literatura na Świecie”, „Przegląd Humanistyczny”, „Sztuka i Filozofia”, „Nowa Krytyka”, „Humanistyka i Przyrodoznawstwo”. He is a translator from French (La Boétie, Sade, Fourier, Huysmans, Proust, Bataille, Blanchot, Klossowski, Foucault, Deleuze, Derrida, Vuarnet). He is an author of books: Wśród demonów i pozorów. Monomania Pierre’a Klossowskiego, Spacja, Warszawa 1995. – Georges Bataille. Inwokacje zatraty, WUŁ, Łódź 2006 (drugie wydanie: Instytut Mikołowski, Mikołów 2012). – Sade. Msza okrucieństwa, słowo/obraz terytoria, Gdańsk 2008.

James McLachlan

A professor of philosophy and religion at Western Carolina University. He is past co-chair of the Mormon Studies Group at the American Academy of Religion, and organizer of the Personalist Seminar. He has assisted as co-chair Lévinas Philosophy Summer Seminars, in Vilnius, Buffalo, Berkeley, and Rome and is co-director of the NEH Summer Seminar on Lévinas at the University at Buffalo summer 2017. His recent publications have dealt with concepts of Hell in existentialism, Satan and demonic evil in Boehme, Schelling, and Dostoevsky, and the problem of Evil in Mormonism. He is currently working on a study of Lévinas and the existentialists.

Antoine Mooij

A Professor Emeritus of Law and Psychiatry, Utrecht University, and a former Honorary Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Utrecht University. He also works as a psychoanalyst in private practice. He published on Lacanian psychoanalysis, on hermeneutical psychiatry, and on philosophy of action. An example of his work is Psychiatry as a Human Science. Phenomenological, Hermeneutical and Lacanian Perspectives (Brill | Rodopi 2012). Forthcoming: Lacan and Cassirer. An Essay on Symbolization (Brill | Rodopi 2018).

Marcin Moskalewicz

is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Social Sciences, Poznań University of Medical Sciences (Poland) and Fellow at The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities at the University of Oxford.

Jos de Mul

A Full Professor Philosophical Anthropology at the Faculty of Philosophy, Erasmus University Rotterdam. He has also taught at universities in the US, China, and Japan. His research is on the interface of philosophical anthropology, philosophy of biology, philosophy of technology, aesthetics, and history of 19th and 20th century German philosophy. His publications include: Romantic Desire in (Post)Modern Art and Philosophy (SUNY, 1999), The Tragedy of Finitude. Dilthey’s Hermeneutics of Life (Yale UP, 2004, 2010), Cyberspace Odyssey. Towards a Virtual Ontology and Anthropology (CSP, 2010), and Destiny Domesticated. The Rebirth of Tragedy out of the Spirit of Technology (SUNY, 2014).

E-mail: demul@fwb.eur.nl
Website: www.demul.nl/en

Monika Murawska

Philosopher and historian of art. She is an Associate Professor and Acting Chair of the Theory Department, Faculty of Media Art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. She is a French-Polish translator, author of over 40 articles on French phenomenology, and the following books: Problem innego. Analiza porównawcza koncepcji Maurice’a Merleau-Ponty’ego i Emmanuela Lévinasa (Warszawa, 2005), Filozofowanie z zamkniętymi oczami. Fenomenologia ciała Michela Henry’ego (Wrocław, 2011) and Jean Renoir – malarz kadrów (2012). She translated work of: Jean-François Lyotard, Alain Bonfand, Henri Maldiney, Renaud Barbaras and others. Her research interests include: History of Art, Aesthetics, Phenomenology, and French Phenomenology. She is an editor in Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture.

Tamara Nehrub

A graduate student in the Institute of Philosophy, University of Warsaw. Her research interests include phenomenology, psychoanalysis, the problem of personal identity as well as cultural and philosophical meanings of otherness.

Borys Nowak

A Doctor of Philosophy and a painter. He defended his doctoral dissertation “Psychotic Experience” at the University of Warsaw. His research interests include philosophy of culture, phenomenology, psychoanalysis, C. G. Jung’s thought and issues of madness in the field of philosophy, art and psychiatry.

Paweł Pieniążek

An Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Łódź, Poland. He is the author of Brzozowski. Around Culture: Nietzschean Inspirations (Warsaw 2004), Sovereignity and Modernity: A Study of the History of Post-Structuralist Reception of Nietzsche’s Thought (Łódź 2006, Wrocław 2009) and many articles devoted to modern German and French philosophy, particularly Nietzsche.

Marcin Poręba

A Professor of Philosophy and the chair of the Department of Modern Philosophy in the Institute of Philosophy at the University of Warsaw. His main interests are classical German philosophy (Leibniz, Kant), pragmatism, metaphysics and philosophy of mind. His major works include: Transcendentalna teoria świadomości. Próba rekonstrukcji semantycznej (Transcendental Theory of Consciousness. An Attempt of Semantic Reconstruction Warszawa, 1999), Możliwość rozumu. Ćwiczenia z metafizyki (The Possibility of Reason. Exercises in Metaphysics, Warszawa 2008), Granice względności. Opis metafizyczny (The Limits of Relativity. The Metaphysical Description, Warszawa 2014).

Richard C. Prust

He lives in Chapel Hill, NC, where he is writing a book on personal identity in moral and legal reasoning. He is active in the International Forum on Persons. Before retiring, he taught philosophy at St. Andrews University in North Carolina. His book, Wholeness: the Character Logic of Christian Belief, was published by Rodopi Press (2004).

Zofia Rosińska

A Professor Emerita, Institute of Philosophy at the University of Warsaw, where for over 25 years she held the position of the chair of the Department of Philosophy of Culture. She engages with the problems that arise at the meeting point between Psychology and Philosophy. She introduced psychoanalysis to the Polish philosophical scene as a method of reflcting on culture and the human person. Recently she works on the possibility of dialogue between philosophy and psychiatry. She is the author of many books including: Freud (Warszawa, 1993), Jung (Warszawa,1982), Psychoanalityczne myślenie o sztuce (Psychoanalytic Thinking About Art, Warszawa, 1985), Ruch myśli (Movement of Thought, Warszawa 2012). She is also editor or co-editor of many other books including: Psyhoterapia i kutura (Psychotherapy and Culture, Warszawa 1997), Pamięć w filozofii XX wieku (Memory in the XXth century Philosophy, Warszawa 2001) and Co to jest filozofia kultury? (What is Philosophy of Culture?, Warszawa 2006). She is also the chair of the Advisory Board of Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture.

Marcin Rychter

Assistant Professor at the Department of Philosophy of Culture at the Institute of Philosophy of the University of Warsaw. He is a philosopher, translator and editor. He is co-editor and co-author of the book: Między integracją a rozproszeniem. Doświadczenie estetyczne w kontekstach nowoczesności (Warszawa: 2018). His main fields of interest include: Philosophy of Music, Philosophy of Literature, Philosophy of Technology, Philosophy of Culture, Contemporary Non-analytical Metaphysics, Contemporary American Prose. He is a Deputy Editor-in-Chief in Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture.

Jean-Michel Salanskis

A Professor Emeritus of Philosophy of Science, Logic and Epistemology at University Paris X Nanterre. Main topics of research: Philosophy of Mathematics, Emmanuel Levinas’ thought, Jewish Tradition, comparison between French Thought and Analytic Philosophy. Since 2007 he develops his personal philosophy “ethanalyse”, a post-Levinasian Philosophy of Culture. Author of several books, among which Philosophie des mathématiques (2008), L’humanité de l’homme Levinas vivant II (2011), Partages du sens (2014), Crépuscule du théorique? (2016) and Le fait juif (2017).

Crispin Sartwell

is an Associate Professor of philosophy at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA. His books include Political Aesthetics (Cornell 2010) and Entanglements: a System of Philosophy (SUNY 2017). His opinion journalism has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Atlantic, and elsewhere. He worked as a rock critic in the 1980s.

Michael A. Schwartz

is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Joint Professor of Humanities in Medicine at Texas A&M Health Science Center.

Roger Scruton

A Professor of Philosophy at Buckingham University, Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Philososphy, University of Oxford, Senior Research Fellow at Blackfriars Hall, a Fellow of the British Academy, a senior fellow at the Future Symphony Institute, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. He is the author of more than 40 books that have been widely translated, including Art and Imagination (Methuen, 1974), The Aesthetics of Architecture (Methuen, 1979), Sexual Desire (Continuum, 1986), Modern Philosophy (Penguin, 1994) and The Aesthetics of Music (Clarendon, 1997). He has also published several novels, and short stories, and composed two operas for which he has also written the libretti.

Marija Selak

An Assistant Professor at the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb. She was a visiting researcher at Ruhr-Universität Bochum and at IWE – Institut für Wissenschaft und Ethik (Bonn). She is a member of Croatian Bioethics Society, Croatian Philosophical Society, European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare and a member of management committee of COST Action IS1201. Her interests include metaphysics, philosophy of history, political philosophy and bioethics. She is active in public sphere; she writes articles for several journals and takes part in a weekly intellectual show “Peti dan” at Croatian Public Television HRT. In 2015, she has won an Annual prize for the young scientists and artists of The Society of University Teachers, Scholars and Other Scientists (University of Zagreb, Croatia) for her book Human Nature and New Epoch.

Matthew Sharpe

teaches philosophy at Deakin University. He is the author of Camus, Philosophe: to Return to Our Beginnings (Brill, 2015) and of several articles on Pierre Hadot and the history of philosophy as a way of life.

Alice Nicole Sindzingre

A Senior Research Fellow at the French National Center for Scientific Research and is affiliated to the University of Paris-West (Research Centre ‘EconomiX’). She is also a Visiting Lecturer at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS, University of London, Department of Economics). Her research interests include theoretical issues in development economics, institutions, and political economy, with a focus on West Africa. Dr. Sindzingre has published on a large range of topics, including poverty, globalization, aid, the concept of the developmental state, the political economy of development, and the theory of institutions in relation with development. She has served as a consultant for governments and international organizations (such as the World Bank).

E-mail: ansindzingre@orange.fr

Mikołaj Sławkowski-Rode

Assistant Professor in the Department for Philosophy of Culture at the Institute of Philosophy, University of Warsaw as well as Junior Research Fellow, and tutor in Philosophy at Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford. He is also a visiting lecturer at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at The University of Buckingham and teaches on their MA course in Philosophy. His PhD thesis on the experience of finitude written under Professor Sir Roger Scruton in Oxford, and Professor Zofia Rosinska in Warsaw, was nominated for the Ministerial Prize for the best research undertaken nationwide in 2016 in Poland. Since 2018 He is an associate member of the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion at the University of Oxford working on a John Templeton Foundation Grant “Science, Theology, and Humane Philosophy: Central and Eastern European Perspectives”. Mikołaj Sławkowski-Rode is also a founding member of the Humane Philosophy Society and organizer of the Humane Philosophy Project. His interests include: Philosophy of Religion, relations between Science and Religion, Philosophical Anthropology, Philosophy of Culture, as well as Consciousness and Experience. He is an editor in Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture.

Paulina Sosnowska

Associate Professor at Warsaw University, Faculty of Education. Her research interests include: Philosophy of Politics, Philosophy of Education, Contemporary German Philosophy. She is also an academic translator from German and English to Polish, with published works ranging from Immanuel Kant to Hans-Georg Gadamer, Karl Löwith and Leo Strauss. Recent relevant publications: Articles: “Między ciągłością i zerwaniem. Co pozostaje z Bildung?” Kultura Współczesna, 1/99 (2018); “‘Wciąż to samo: pominięcie ludzi.’ Hannah Arendt i Carl Schmitt”, Kronos 3/42 (2017); Academic Freedom and the Ethical Value of Thinking”, Kwartalnik Pedagogiczny 2/244 (2017). Books: Filozofia wychowania w perspektywie Heideggerowskiej różnicy ontologicznej, (Warszawa, 2009); Arendt i Heidegger. Pedagogiczna obietnica filozofii (Kraków, 2015). English version: Hannah Arendt and Martin Heidegger. Philosophy, Modernity and Education (Rowman and Littlefield, 2019; coming in August). She is an editor in Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture.

Tibor Solymosi

PhD, teaches philosophy at Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania. He has previously taught at Allegheny College, Bowie State University, Mercyhurst University, and Case Western Reserve University. His research focuses on the consequences of the sciences of life and mind on our self-conception as conscious, free, and morally-responsible selves. He is co-editor of Pragmatist Neurophilosophy (Bloomsbury), and Neuroscience, Neurophilosophy, and Pragmatism (Palgrave Macmillan). He is currently working on the intersection of neuroscience and democratic culture, specifically regarding the effects of social media, digital devices, big data, and artificial intelligence.

Kenneth W. Stikkers

Professor of Philosophy and Africana Studies at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, where he has been since 1997. He has also been a visiting professor at the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (Mexico), the University of Warsaw, the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, and Ca’Foscari University (Venice, Italy). He is past-President of the Society for the Advancement of American Philosophy (2012-14), and his Presidential Address, “‘… But I’m Not Racist’:  Toward a Pragmatic Conception of ‘Racism,’” was published in The Pluralist (2014).  He is the author of Utopian Visions Past, Present, and Future:  Rethinking the Ethical Foundations of Economy (in Spanish, 2013) and over 70 articles, chapters, and reviews. He is also editor of the English translation of Max Scheler’s Problems of a Sociology of Knowledge (1980), and co-editor (with Krzysztof Piotr Skowroński) of Philosophy in the Time of Economic Crisis:  Pragmatism and Economy (2018).  His areas of specialization are:  Philosophy of the Social Sciences (especially Economics), American Philosophy (especially Puritanism, William James, and African American Philosophy), and Contemporary Continental Philosophy (especially Max Scheler and Michel Foucault). He is an editor in Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture.

E-mail: kstikker@siu.edu

Małgorzata A. Szyszkowska

PhD works as an adjunct at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. She is an author of a monograph Wsłuchując się w muzykę. Studium z fenomenologii słuchania [Listening-in to Music. A Study in Phenomenology of Listening] (Warsaw 2017) and articles on aesthetics, phenomenological aesthetics and philosophy of music. From 2016 she was as a founder and now is a member of Research Center for Philosophy of Music affiliated with the Institute of Philosophy and the Foundation Form. From 2017 she is a director of a research project „Philosophy of Music. Metaphysic, Phenomenological and Deconstructive Pathways to Researching Music, its Practice and Theory” no. 2016/23/B/HS1/02325 financed by the National Center for Science.

Mieszko Tałasiewicz

A Professor of Philosophy and the chair of the Department of Logical Semiotics in the Institute of Philosophy at the University of Warsaw. Presently (from 2016) the dean of the Faculty of Philosophy and Sociology UW. In the years 2001-2015 editor-in-chief of the Filozofia Nauki (Philosophy of Science) quarterly. His main areas of interest are: (1) philosophy of language, specifically the problems of philosophical foundations of Categorial Grammar and the methodological aspects of the interface between philosophy and linguistics (incl. experimental philosophy); (2) theory of intentionality and metaphilosophy (analytic tradition); (3) theory of rationality and philosophy of religion. He is the author of three books, including Philosophy of Syntax (Springer, 2010) and many articles published in Philosophical Studies, Semiotica, Acta Semiotica Fennica, Studies in Logic, Grammar and Rhetoric, Polish Journal of Philosophy, Przegląd Filozoficzny, Zagadnienia Filozoficzne w Nauce or Studia Semiotyczne.

Jakub Tercz

Dr. Jakub Tercz received his PhD in Philosophy from the Institute of Philosophy, University of Warsaw. He permanently cooperates with the Institute of Philosophy. He is a member of the steering team of the International Network for Philosophy and Psychiatry, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of the Open Seminars on Philosophy and Psychiatry Foundation, and Vice Chairman of the Coordination Council at the Association “Regional Team for Mental Health”. His areas of specialization include: Philosophy of Psychiatry, classical German Philosophy, Phenomenology, Poststructuralism, and Speculative Realism. In his doctoral dissertation Gilles Deleuze’s Philosophy of Difference Tercz set up poststructuralism in the context of Immanuel Kant’s transcendental philosophy. Currently he is focused on the broad Philosophy and Psychiatry intersection, mainly by using phenomenology, ethics, and critical theory. He conducts intensive work to strengthen cooperation of the humanities with the mental health care experts (psychiatrist, therapists, social workers together with psychiatry users) both locally in Poland and worldwide. He is an editor in Eidos. A Journal for Philosophy of Culture.

Mark Tschaepe

is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Prairie View A&M University and Assistant Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Additionally, he is a faculty member of the South African Medico-Legal Association (SAMLA). His areas of focus include pragmatism, philosophy of science and technology, and healthcare ethics. Currently, he is writing a book about John Dewey’s theory of inquiry, propaganda, and social media.

Katarzyna Weichert

is academic lecturer at the University in Warsaw (Department of Philosophy) where she received her Ph. D. in Philosophy. She graduated Interdisciplinary Individual Studies in Humanities at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. Her research fields concerns the imagination category in classic Aesthetic and contemporary German and French Philosophy. She is the author of numerous articles on imagination, experience of image, hermeneutics of image.

Osborne P. Wiggins

is a Professor of Philosophy (emeritus) at the Department of Philosophy, University of Louisville.

Rafał Włodarczyk

Assistant Professor at the Institute of Pedagogy, University of Wrocław. He specializes in general pedagogy and the philosophy of education. His research interests include also contemporary social philosophy, ethics, cultural anthropology, the borderland of Western and Jewish thought. Author and co-author of the monographs: Ideologia, teoria, edukacja. Myśl Ericha Fromma jako inspiracja dla pedagogiki współczesnej (Kraków 2016), Lévinas. W stronę pedagogiki azylu (Warszawa 2009), and together with Leszek Koczanowicz Współczesna filozofia społeczna. Rozważania i eseje o społeczeństwie obywatelskim i etyce demokracji (Gdańsk 2011). Co-editor of several books i.a. Aktualność Marksa (Wrocław 2010), Interdyscyplinarność i transdyscyplinarność pedagogiki – wymiary teoretyczny i praktyczny  (Kraków 2011), Między rozumieniem a porozumieniem. Eseje o demokracji niekonsensualnej (Warszawa 2014), Utopia a edukacja volumes 1-3 (Wrocław 2016-2017).

Urszula Zbrzeźniak

An Associate Professor at the Institute of Philosophy, University of Warsaw. She is the author of: Michel Foucault: ku historycznej ontologii nas samych (Warszawa, 2011), Genealogia i emancypacja. Szkice nad współczesną filozofią polityki (Warszawa, 2018). Her area of expertise is contemporary Continental Philosophy.