Béla Bacsó | Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary
Oliver Bakoš | Comenius University, Slovakia
Jonathan Bolton | Harvard University, USA
Sebastian Gardner | University College London, United Kingdom
Lydia Goehr | Columbia University, USA
Lubomír Konečný | Institute of Art History, Czech Republic
Tomáš Kulka | Charles University, Czech Republic
Ruth Lorand | University of Haifa, Israel
Miroslav Marcelli | Comenius University, Slovakia
Petr Osolsobě | Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Piotr J. Przybysz | University of Gdańsk, Poland
Anthony Savile | King’s College London, United Kingdom
Martin Seel | University of Frankfurt, Germany
Carsten Zelle | Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
Vlastimil Zuska | Charles University, Czech Republic
Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary
Béla Bacsó is Professor and Chairman of the Insitute for Art Theory and Media Research, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, and is President of the Hungarian Philosophical Society. His Hungarian-language publications include The Art of Understanding and Understanding of Art; Borderlines: Hermeneutical Essays; and, most recently, “Living is Beautiful”: Interpretations of Art and Philosophy. His German-language publications include Die Unvermeidbarkeit des Irrtums. Essays zur Hermeneutik (Junghans Verlag 1997), a collections of essays. He has translated into Hungarian works by, among others, Heidegger and Gadamer. His chief research interests are hermeneutics and aesthetics.
Comenius University, Slovakia
Oliver Bakoš, Ph.D., Comenius University, is Professor of Philosophy and Chairman of the Department of Aesthetics at Comenius University. He is the author of Paradoxes of Taste. Contribution to Understanding of Immanuel Kant’s Aesthetics and A Poet and a Thing (all published in Slovak), and has translated into Slovak, among others, works by Nietzsche, Kant, Gadamer, and Schelling. His major area of interest is German idealist aesthetics, especially Kant and Schelling.
Harvard University, USA
Jonathan Bolton, Ph.D., University of Michigan, is Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University. He has published widely on Czech literature and history. Most recently, he has edited and provided commentary to New Historicism, a collection of essays published in Czech by Host, Brno. He chief research interests are Czech literature, history, and culture in the Central European context, the Jews in Central European literature, language, narrative form, and political power in first-person writing under the Communist regime, as well as literary theory and the theory of literary history in general.
Malcolm Budd taught philosophy at University College London for more than thirty years before taking early retirement from the Grote chair to concentrate on his writing. He was elected Fellow of the British Academy in 1995 and became President of the British Society of Aesthetics in 2004. He is the author of Aesthetic Essays (Oxford U. P., 2008), The Aesthetic Appreciation of Nature: Essays on the Aesthetic of Nature (Oxford U. P., 2002), Values of Art (Penguin, 1996), Wittgenstein’s Philosophy of Psychology (Routledge, 1989), Music and the Emotions (Routledge, 1985), and many papers on the philosophy of mind and aesthetics.
University College London, United Kingdom
Sebastian Gardner is Professor of Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts & Humanities at the University College London. His main research interests lie in Kant, German Idealism, nineteenth-century German philosophy, and aesthetics. Currently he is working on the legacy of Kant’s third Critique. His publications include Kant and the Critique of Pure Reason (Routledge, 1999), Art and Morality (Routledge, 2003) and Sartre’s “Being and nothingness“ (Continuum, 2009). He has published articles in Mind, British Journal of Aesthetics, Philosophical Quarterly, Journal of the History of Philosophy or Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie.
Columbia University, USA
Lydia Goehr is Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University. Her research interests are in German aesthetic theory and in particular in the relationship between philosophy, politics, history, and music. With Gregg Horowitz, she is series editor of ColumbiaThemes in Philosophy, Social Criticism, and the Arts, Columbia University Press.
Lydia Goehr is the author of The Imaginary Museum of Musical Works: An Essay in the Philosophy of Music (1992); The Quest for Voice: Music, Politics, and the Limits of Philosophy [essays on Richard Wagner] (1998); Elective Affinities: Musical Essays on the History of Aesthetic Theory [essays on Adorno and Danto] (2008), and co-editor with Daniel Herwitz of The Don Giovanni Moment. Essays on the legacy of an Opera (2006). She has written many articles on the work of Theodor W. Adorno, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and Arthur Danto.
She is presently writing a book on the place of music in the age-old contest of the arts.
Institute of Art History, Czech Republic
Lubomír Konečný, Ph.D., Charles University, is Associate Professor of Art History and Director of the Institute of Art History at the Academy of Sciences, Prague. Apart from being on the board of Estetika, he is on the editorial boards of the Czech journal Umění, the American Emblematica: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Emblem Studies, and the Polish-Austrian Artibus et Historiae: An Art Anthology. He also teaches at the Department of Art History, Charles University. He has received fellowships from the Mellon Foundation and the Kress Foundation and also a J. Paul Getty Grant. He is the author of Between Text and Image: Miscellanea from the History of Emblematics. He has also published a number of articles in, among other journals, The Art Bulletin, Studia Rudolphina, and Emblematica. His research concerns iconography, iconology and emblematics.
Charles University, Czech Republic
Tomáš Kulka, Ph.D., Jerusalem, is Associate Professor at the Department of Aesthetics, Charles University, where he teaches analytic aesthetics. He is the author Kitsch and Art (published in English, Hebrew, Finnish, and Czech) and Art and Forgery (published in Czech). Recently, he co-translated Goodman’s Languages of Art into Czech. He has also published many articles in scholary journals such as The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Philosophy and Social Sciences, The British Journal of Aesthetics, Philosophia, Leonardo, and Poetics Today. His research is concerned chiefly with analytic aesthetics, primarily Nelson Goodman’s aesthetics.
University of Haifa, Israel
Ruth Lorand, Ph.D., Tel Aviv, is Professor and Head of the Department of Philosophy, the University of Haifa. Her book Aesthetic Order – A Philosophy of Order, Beauty and Art was published by Routledge in 2000. She has also published many articles in the British Journal of Aesthetics, the Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics, the Journal of History of Philosophy, and the Canadian Aesthetics Journal. Her chief research interests are Kant, aesthetics (art and beauty), hermeneutics, and problems of order and disorder.
Comenius University, Slovakia
Miroslav Marcelli, Ph.D., Comenius University, is Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy and the History of Philosophy, Comenius University, Bratislava. He has written a number of books on Foucault and Barthes, and also translated some of their works into Slovak. He has a wide-ranging interest in the history of philosophy, semiotics, and the theory of argumentation.
Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Petr Osolsobě, Ph.D., Charles University, is Associate Professor in Aesthetics and Chairman of the Department of Aesthetics, Masaryk University, Brno. He translated Karel Svoboda’s L’Esthétique de Saint Augustin et ses sources (1933) into Czech, and has published many articles on Dante, Kierkegaard, Shakespeare, and the theory of theatre in general.
Piotr J. Przybysz
University of Gdańsk, Poland
Piotr Przybysz is Professor of Contemporary Philosophy and Aesthetics in the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, the University of Gdańsk. He is author of Stefan Morawski’s Aesthetics. Vision of the World and Method and editor of three volumes: Education and values, Education towards diversity, Edukacja wobec wyzwań kulturowo-cywilizacyjnych (Education – Facing Culture and Civilization).
King’s College London, United Kingdom
Anthony Savile is Professor of Philosophy at King’s College London. He is Editor of the Aristotelian Society and on the Editorial Board of Mind. His Test of Time was published by Oxford UP in 1982. His publications include books on Schiller, Schelling, and Kant, and he co-edited a collection of essays in honour of Richard Wollheim. He is broadly interested in Kant’s critical philosophy and philosophical aesthetics.
University of Frankfurt, Germany
Martin Seel is Professor of Philosophy at the Institute for Philosophy at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. His interests ranges over philosophy of language, epistemology, theory of subjectivity, moral philosophy, aesthetics of nature and theory of photography and film. His publications include Die Kunst der Entzweiung. Zum Begriff der ästhetischen Rationalität (Aesthetics of Appearing, 1985; an English translation published in 2005), Eine Ästhetik der Natur (Aesthetics of Nature, 1991), Adornos Philosophie der Kontemplation (Adrono´s Philosophy of Contemplation, 2004) or Die Künste des Kinos (Arts of Movies, 2013).
Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
Carsten Zelle, Ph.D., Marburg, is Professor of German Literature Studies, Theory, and Rhetoric, in the Department of German Studies, Ruhr University, Bochum. He has published many books and articles on various topics in aesthetics, including »Angenehmes Grauen«. Literaturhistorische Beiträge zur Ästhetik des Schrecklichen im achtzehnten Jahrhundert, Die doppelte Ästhetik der Moderne: Revisionen des Schönen von Boileau bis Nietzsche, and Kurze Bücherkunde für Literaturwissenschaftler.
Charles University, Czech Republic
Vlastimil Zuska, Ph.D., Charles University, is Professor of Aesthetics and Chairman of the Department of Aesthetics, Charles University. He is author of the Temporality of Metaphor, Time in the Possible Worlds of an Image, and Towards the Aesthetics of the XXth Century: Mimesis – Fiction – Distance (all in Czech). His current chief areas of academic interest are theories of fiction and the notion of aesthetic attitude in literature, visual art, and cinema.