Dr Joseph Dunne is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Education at the Institute of Education, Dublin City University and Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Aristotelian Studies and Critical Theory at Mykolas Romeris University. He has taught graduate courses at the University of Oslo (2012 and 2014), at Duke University where he was Visiting Professor (1998), and at the University of British Columbia where he was Distinguished Visiting Fellow (2013). He was a Visiting Scholar at St. Edmund’s College, University of Cambridge (1981) and at the Philosophy Department, University of California at Berkeley (1998). Prof. Dunne’s book Back to the Rough Ground: Practical Judgement and the Lure of Technique (Notre Dame Press, 1993, 1997, 2001, 2009) has been widely recognised as one of the most important books in retrieving the philosophical significance of Aristotle’s conception of practical wisdom and in demonstrating its pertinence to a range of contemporary professions, including teaching. He is the author of many articles in international journals, and has co-edited Questioning Ireland: Debates in Political Philosophy and Public Policy (IPA, 2000); Childhood and its Discontents: The First Seamus Heaney Lectures (Liffey Press, 2002) and Education and Practice: Upholding the Integrity of Teaching and Learning (Wiley, 2004).
Dr Tony Burns is a Professor of Political Theory at the University of Nottingham, Director of its Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice (CSSGJ), UK, and International Research Fellow at the Centre for Aristotelian Studies and Critical Theory, Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius. He is a historian of ideas, with a particular interest in the history of social and political theory. He has a related interest in political theory and science fiction, with a focus on the ethical and political implications of science and technology, as dealt with in works of art or the creative imagination. He has published widely on Aristotle, the Aristotelian political tradition, Marx, Hegel and Thomas Aquinas. He is the author of several monographs, including Aristotle and Natural Law (Continuum Books, 2011), of numerous scholarly papers in journals such as Contemporary Political Theory, History of Political Thought, and a co-editor of several volumes on the politics of recognition, literary utopias, the Hegel-Marx connection, and Leo Strauss. He is currently working on a book entitled Social Institutions and the Politics of Recognition: From Plato to Wollstonecraft (Rowman & Littlefield International, 2020).
Dr Eleni Leontsini is an internationally recognized scholar of both classical and contemporary Aristotelianism, specializing in political philosophy. She is Research Fellow at Mykolas Romeris University’s Centre for Aristotelian Studies and Critical Theory. She is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Ioannina. She is also Visiting Professor at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens and at the Hellenic Open University. She is the author of The Appropriation of Aristotle in the Liberal-Communitarian Debate (with a foreword by Richard Stalley, Athens: Saripolos Library, 2007, in English). She has co-authored the philosophy textbook Anthology of Ancient Greek Philosophical Texts (OAED, 2009), which is part of the Greek National Curriculum. She has co-edited (with Golfo Maggini) a volume (in Greek) entitled States and Citizens: Identity, Community, Diversity (Smili, 2016) and she is currently co-editing (with Andrius Bielskis & Kelvin Knight) a volume entitled Modernity, Conflict and the Tradition of Virtues, forthcoming 2019). So far, she has published over 60 papers (in English, Greek, and Slovenian) in scholarly journals and edited volumes.
Dr Ruth Porter Groff is an Associate Professor at Saint Louis University (USA) and Senior Research Fellow at Mykolas Romeris University’s Centre for Aristotelian Studies and Critical Theory. She describes herself as an Aristotelian critical theorist. Most of her work is aimed at showing how underlying metaphysical assumptions shape and constrain discussions at the level of social and political life. She thinks of this type of analysis as a form of ideology critique. Dr Groff is the author of Ontology Revisited: Metaphysics in Social and Political Philosophy (Routledge, 2012) and Critical Realism, Post-Positivism and the Possibility of Knowledge (Routledge, 2004). She co-edited (with John Greco) Powers and Capacities in Philosophy: The New Aristotelianism (Routledge, 2012), and is the editor of Subject & Object: Frankfurt School Writings on Epistemology, Ontology and Method (Bloomsbury, 2014) and Revitalizing Causality (Routledge, 2009). She has published articles on a range of topics, including what she calls ‘thin Aristotelian Marxism.’ She is presently writing a book on the history of realism about causal powers (Bloomsbury, 2019, expected). Dr Groff is Coordinator of the Critical Social Ontology Workshop (CSOW), and a core member of the Critical Realism Network.
Dr Kelvin Knight is an internationally recognized authority on contemporary Aristotelian political philosophy. He is Senior Research Fellow at Mykolas Romeris University’s Centre for Aristotelian Studies and Critical Theory, and, since its foundation in 2009, has been Director of London Metropolitan University’s Centre for Contemporary Aristotelian Studies in Ethics & Politics (CASEP). He is especially expert on the work of Alasdair MacIntyre. Kelvin is the author of Aristotelian Philosophy: Ethics and Politics from Aristotle to MacIntyre (Polity Press, 2007), editor of The MacIntyre Reader (Polity Press / University of Notre Dame Press, 1998) and co-editor of three books on contemporary Aristotelianism: Revolutionary Aristotelianism: Ethics, Resistance and Utopia (Lucius & Lucius, 2008); Virtue and Politics: Alasdair MacIntyre’s Revolutionary Aristotelianism (University of Notre Dame Press, 2011); Virtue and Economy: Essays on Morality and Markets (Ashgate, 2015), co-edited with Andrius Bielskis.
Dr Jeffery Nicholas is an associate professor at Providence College, Rhode Island, USA. He is the author of Reason, Tradition, and the Good: MacIntyre’s Tradition Constituted Reason and Frankfurt School Critical Theory (University of Notre Dame Press, 2012). Dr Nicholas is the Executive Secretary of International Society for MacIntyrean Enquiry (ISME). His current research focuses on practices, radical social change, love, and science fiction through which he continues to develop his idea of critical theory that combines the insights of Horkheimer, Marcuse, and MacIntyre.
Prof. Walter Seitter is a philosopher in Vienna. He completed his studies in Salzburg, München, Paris where he studied under Michel Foucault. He translated the works of Michel Foucault, taught in Aix-La-Chapelle and Vienna. Currently he works on a close reading of Aristotle’s Metaphysics. He is the author of numerous publications, including Physik des Daseins. Bausteine zu einer Philosophie der Erscheinungen (Wien 1997); Physik der Medien. Materialien, Apparate, Präsentierungen (Weimar 2002); Poetik lesen 1, 2 (Berlin 2010, 2014); “(Meta)physics of Media” in B. Herzogenrath (ed.) Media Matter (New York & London 2015); “Accidentalism in Aristotle? Poetics and Ontology” in Archiwum Historii Filozofii. 61/2016; “Morphismus, Energismus, Krypto-Animismus. Eine postaristotelische Glosse” in I. Albers & A. Franke (eds.) Nach dem Animismus (Berlin 2016).
Dr Tom Angier is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Cape Town. His research interests focus on Platonic, Aristotelian and Neo-Aristotelian ethical and political theory. He has published a monograph and several papers on Aristotle’s Ethics. He has also edited several collections, including four volumes on “Virtue Ethics” (Routledge 2018), and the first of five volumes on “The History of Evil” (Routledge 2018). He has been commissioned to edit “The Cambridge Companion to Natural Law Ethics” (Cambridge 2019), and to write a book on Natural Law Theory (Cambridge 2020).