Ronald Beiner is Professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto. He is the author of Philosophy in a Time of Lost Spirit: Essays on Contemporary Theory (University of Toronto Press, 1997) and Liberalism, Nationalism, Citizenship: Essays on the Problem of Political Community (University of British Columbia Press, 2003).
Andrew Bowie is Professor of German and Director of the Humanities and Arts Research Centre at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is the author of From Romanticism to Critical Theory: The Philosophy of German Literary Theory (Routledge, 1997). He is also editor and translator ofHermeneu-tics and Criticism by Friedrich Schleiermacher (Cambridge University Press,
Gerald L. Bruns is the William P. and Hazel B. White Professor of English at Notre Dame University. He is the author of Hermeneutics Ancient and Modern (Yale University Press, 1992) and Tragic Thoughts at the End of Philosophy (Northwestern University Press, 1999).
Hans-Georg Gadamerwas Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Heidelberg. He died in March 2002. Gadamer is widely recognized as the leading exponent of philosophical hermeneutics. His best-known book is Truth and Method (German edition, 1960).
Jurgen Habermas is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Frankfurt. He was awarded the Friedenspreis des Deutschen Buchhandels 2001. He has published numerous books, including The Liberating Power of Symbols: Philosophical Essays (MIT Press, 2001).
Michael Kelly is the former Managing Editor of the Journal of Philosophy, is currently Executive Director of the American Philosophical Association. He
Bruce Krajewski is Chair of the Department of Literature and Philosophy at Georgia Southern University. He is author of Traveling with Hermes: Herme-neutics and Rhetoric (University of Massachusetts Press, 1992) and, together with Richard Heinemann, editor and translator of Gadamer on Celan (SUNY Press, 1997), which won the MLA's Scaglione Prize for translation.
PaulMaloneis Assistant Professor of Germanic and Slavic Studies at the University of Waterloo. He is editor of Germano-Slavica: A Canadian Journal of Germanic and Slavic Comparative and Interdisciplinary Studies.
Donald G. Marshall is Professor of English at the University of Illinois, Chicago. He is the translator (together with Joel Weinsheimer) of Hans-Georg Gadamer's Truth and Method. He has published Literature as Philosophy, Philosophy as Literature (Iowa University Press, 1987) and Contemporary Critical Theory: A Selective Bibliography (Modern Language Association Publications,
Teresa Orozco teaches political theory at the University of Frankfurt am Main. She is the author of Platonische Gewalt: Gadamers politische Hermeneutik der NS-Zeit (2d ed., Argument, 2002).
Richard Palmer is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Mac-Murray College. He is the author of Hermeneutics (Northwestern University Press, 1969) and editor and translator of Gadamer in Conversation (Yale University Press, 2001). He is working on a translation of the Gadamer Lesebuch (Mohr Siebeck, 1997).
Richard Rarty teaches at Stanford University. He is the author of Philosophy and the Mirror of Nature (Princeton University Press, 1980) and Philosophy and Social Hope (Penguin, 2000).
Charles Taylor is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at McGill University. His books include Sources of the Self (Harvard University Press, 1992), Philosophical Arguments (Harvard University Press, 1995), and Varieties of Religion Today: William James Revisited (Harvard University Press, 2002).
Geoff Waite is Associate Professor of German Studies at Cornell University. He is the author of Nietzsche's Corps/e: Aesthetics, Politics, Prophecy, Or, the Spectacular Technoculture of Everyday Life (Duke University Press, 1996).
Georgia Warnke is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Riverside. She is the author of Gadamer: Hermeneutics, Tradition and Reason (Stanford University Press, 1987) and Legitimate Differences: Interpretation in the Abortion Controversy and Other Public Debates (University of California Press, 1999).
Joel Weinsheimer is Professor of English at the University of Minnesota. He is (together with Donald G. Marshall) translator of Hans-Georg Gadamer's Truth and Method. He is Series Editor of the Yale Series in Hermeneutics and, as part of that series, editor and translator of Jean Grondin's Hans Georg Gadamer: An Intellectual Biography. His numerous publications include The Humanities in Dispute: A Dialogue in Letters (Purdue University Press, 1998).
Catherine Zuckert is Nancy Reeves Dreux Professor of Political Science at Notre Dame University. She is the author of Postmodern Platos: Nietzsche, Heidegger, Gadamer, Strauss, Derrida (University of Chicago Press, 1996).