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Ken Pa Chin is Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan. His fields of research include Western philosophy and theology, with a recent focus on Chinese Christian theology. He has authored God, Relation & Discourse: Critical Theology and The Critique of Theology (2009), was editor of Collected Essays on the Public Theology of Chinese Christianity I-IV (2012), and has contributed numerous journal articles. He is the editor of the journal Sino Christian Studies: An International Journal of Bible, Theology, & Philosophy, and of two book series connected with the journal.

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Roland Boer is Professor of Philosophy of Religion at the University of Newcastle, Australia, and Professor of Literary Theory at Renmin University of China, Beijing. Among numerous publications, the most recent are In the Vale of Tears (2014—winner of the Isaac and Tamara Deutscher Prize), Idols of Nations (2014, with Christina Petterson) and The Sacred Economy of Ancient Israel (2015).

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PhD candidate and associate instructor in the Department of Religious Studies at Indiana University Bloomington. He received an MTS in historical theology from Eden Theological Seminary in 2012 and an MA in Russian and Slavonic Studies from the University of Missouri—Columbia in 2005. His primary research interest is religion and social change, and he is currently working on a dissertation on the role of clergy in the Ferguson protest movement.

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Research associate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Vienna. She wrote her PhD about the Russian Orthodox intellectual tradition and has since worked on the religious factor in Russian politics. She has published „Community after totalitarianism. The Russian Orthodox intellectual tradition and the philosophical discours of political modernity“ in 2008 and „The Russian Orthodox Church and Human Rights“ in 2014.

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Doctor of Philosophy, Professor of Ontology and Epistemology of the Institute of Philosophy, St. Petersburg State University. Subject doctoral dissertation: "Ontology and metaphysics as the types of philosophical knowledge" (2000). Author of more than one hundred scientific publications, including the monograph "Being and nature" (SPb .: Publishing House of Aletheia, 2003) and the textbook "Ontology of the myth" (SPb .: Publishing House of St. Petersburg State University, 2006).

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Associated Professor, Department of Social Philosophy and Philosophy of History, Institute of Philosophy, Saint-Petersburg State University; Associated Professor, Department of Problems of Interdisciplinary Synthesis in the Field of Social Sciences and Humanities, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Saint-Petersburg State University. Author of more than 40 academic papers. Sphere of scientific interest: social philosophy, philosophy of economy, philosophical interpretation of Nikolai Gogol.

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Candidate of Sciences (The Philosophy of Technology in Ernst Jünger and Martin Heidegger, 2002) and Associate Professor with the National Research University Higher School of Economics, School of Philosophy, he is editorial board member of journals “Socrates Journal“, “Yearbook of the Phenomenological Philosophy”, “Plato Studies” (in Russian); resp. editor and co-author of the collective monograph Subjectivity and identity (Moscow, HSE, 2012, in Russian). He has also published articles on such topics as history of Ancient Greek philosophy, phenomenology and hermeneutics, political philosophy, Russian and German intellectual history of the 20th century. He has also translated from German into Russian and edited books by Ernst Jünger, Friedrich Georg Jünger, Oswald Spengler, Heinrich Meier. He is now preparing a monograph on political ontology of the “conservative revolution” in Germany.

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is IKERBASQUE Research Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of the Basque Country (UPV-EHU), Vitoria-Gasteiz. He holds a PhD in Philosophy from The New School for Social Research in New York. His writings span the fields of phenomenology, political thought, and the philosophy of plant life. He is the author of five monographs, including The Event of The Thing: Derrida’s Post-Deconstructive Realism (2009); Groundless Existence: The Political Ontology of Carl Schmitt (2010); Plant-Thinking: A Philosophy of Vegetal Life (2013); Phenomena—Critique—Logos: The Project of Critical Phenomenology (2014); and The Philosopher’s Plant: An Intellectual Herbarium (2014). He is currently at work on a series of books that fosters the appreciation of vegetal life and allows us to learn how to think and to live from plants. His forthcoming publications include Pyropolitics: When the World is Ablaze (2015) and Dust (2015).

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PhD student at the Institute of Philosophy at the University of Warsaw. Lecturer in the history of ancient and medieval philosophy in the Orthodox Seminary in Warsaw. Research interests relate to thoughts of Byzantine and modern philosophy.

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Founder and director of the Institute of Synergic Anthropology (Moscow), principal researcher of the Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Honorary Professor of the Russian Christian Academy of Human Sciences (St.-Petersburg), Professor of the UNESCO Chair for the Comparative Study of Spiritual Traditions. He is the author of about 15 philosophical monographs. Principal working fields: synergic anthropology (a new anthropological conception), study of spiritual practices, analysis of topical anthropological and social practices and trends.

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Professor of the Institute of Philosophy, St. Petersburg State University. His research interests include history of philosophy and philosophy of culture. The author of  History of Russian Metaphysics in 19-20 centuries (2000); Art Philosophy of Andrei Tarkovsky (2001; 2d ed. – 2012); Philosophy of Man in the Creativity of  F. Dostoyevsky (2013); Political Philosophy of B. N. Chicherin (2013) and others.

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Graduated from the Department of Chemistry (Moskow State University). In 1965 he defended his PhD thesis on physical chemistry. 1965–1988 he works in the Institute for the history of sciences and technology ASUSSR. He published two monographs: «The History of the physical experiments paradigms from antiquity till the early modern period» (M. 1976, 297 p.) and «The concept «Nature» in antiquity and in XVII c.» (М. 1988, 208 р.). 1988-1991 he works in the Institute of Philosophy ASUSSR. 1991–2013 he works in the  Russian State University for Humanity, at first in the scientific and educational laboratory «Dialog of cultures», then in the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities  and  afterwards in the Department of Philosophy. During this time he published two monographs: «Watershed times» (SPb. 2005, 741p.) and «Antique principles of Philosophy» (SPb. 2007, 784 p.).  His interests include general philosophy, cultural philosophy and the history of sciences. At the present time he is on retirement benefit.

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Assistant Professor at the Institute of Social and Political Sciences / University of Lisbon. Her research interests include biopolitics, the politics of trauma, transnational civil society and the politics of migration. Recent publications include: ‘Bodies do Matter! The Rule of Precariousness in Haiti’, International Social Science Journal, Vol. 62, Issue 205/206, (published online on April 2013); ‘Politics in Trauma Times: of Subjectivity, War and Humanitarian Intervention’, Ethics & Global Politics, (with Pedro Marcelino), Vol. 4, No 2, 2011.

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Lecturer at the Institute for Media and Communication Studies, Freie Universität Berlin (Germany), and a former researcher in the Theory Department of the Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht (Netherlands). He received his Ph.D. with a doctoral thesis entitled “‘Teleology without End’: Walter Benjamin’s Dislocation of the Messianic.” He is currently working on a research project on nihilism, messianism, and psychoanalysis.

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Dr Gal Kirn currently works as a Humboldt Foundation postdoctoral fellow at HU-Berlin and works on paradigmatic shifts in 20th century from cinema-train to car-television. He holds a PhD in political philosophy from the University of Nova Gorica, where he worked on the contemporary French political philosophy and history of socialist Yugoslavia (forthcoming in Slovenian). He was a researcher at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht (2008–2009) and a research fellow at Institute of Cultural Inquiry Berlin (2010–2011). He is a co-editor (with Peter Thomas, Sara Farris and Katja Diefenbach) of the book Encountering Althusser (Bloomsbury, 2012), (with Dubravka Sekulić and Žiga Testen) of the book Yugoslav Black Wave Cinema and its Transgressive Moments (JvE Academie, 2012), and an editor of the book Postfordism and its discontents (JvE Academie, B-Books and Mirovni Inštitut, 2010).

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Graduated from the St. Petersburg State University, Department for Sociology, and received postgraduate education at the Department for Political Science and Sociology of the European University at St. Petersburg. She defended her PhD thesis on transformation of urban space in post-socialist St. Petersburg in 2011 at the Sociological Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences. She is working on the issues of public space, urban activism, and political participation of young people, and has published articles on these subjects. Currently she is researcher at the Center for Youth Studies of the Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg, and Andrew Gagarin Fellow at the Department for Liberal Arts and Sciences (St. Petersburg State University).

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Graduated from the Philosophy Faculty of Moscow State University in 1993, and did his postgraduate studies at Saratov State University from 1998 to 2000. He defended his PhD thesis, “The Understanding of Being in Modern Philosophy,” in 2000, and the habilitation, “A Critical Analysis of the Ontological Foundations of Nihilism,” in 2009. He has published three books and over forty articles on contemporary philosophical ontology.

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Artemy Magun is the dean of the Department of Political Science and Sociology and Professor of Democratic Theory at the European University at St. Petersburg. He is the author of Unity and Solitude: The Course of Modern Political Philosophy (Russian. NLO, 2011), of Negative Revolution. Modern Political Subject and its Fate after the Cold War (Bloomsbury, 2013), and of Democracy. The Demon and The Hegemon (Russian. EUSP, 2016). He is also the editor and chapter author of the book Politics of the One: Concepts of the One and the Many in Contemporary Thought (Bloomsbury, 2012) and of The Politics of Apoliticals (Russian. NLO, 2014). Magun is editor of the journal Stasis.

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Teaching Assistant at the Chair of Practical Philosophy at Sapienza University of Rome. She received her Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of Siena with a dissertation on the notion of abstraction in Hegel’s Jena writings, published in 2011 as Hegel a Jena. La critica dell’astrazione (Pensamultimedia). Her current research focuses on the issue of spatiality and the role played by the semantics of space in the French philosophical milieu of the 1960s and 1970s, specifically analyzing the works of Foucault and Deleuze. She is also interested in postcolonial studies and feminist theory, and in particular in contemporary redeclinations of subalternity. In 2012, she co-edited Femministe a parole, a critical dictionary at the intersection of feminist, queer and postcolonial theory (Ediesse). She is currently co-editing a volume of translations (into Italian) of selected writings by Hegel from the Jena period (G.W.F. Hegel, Il bisogno di filosofia, ed. C. Belli and J. M.H. Mascat, Milan: Mimesis; forthcoming, 2013).

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Currently works as part of a team researching the structure of the void at the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana. He is a member of the editorial board of Problemi, a prominent Slovenian journal of philosophy, psychoanalysis, and culture. Recently, he researched comedy at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht and taught the philosophy of art at the University of Ljubljana. His doctoral dissertation on negativity in contemporary philosophy was published by DTP, Ljubljana, in 2009, and in German by Turia+Kant in 2013. Moder is also an award-winning scriptwriter and the creator of theater performances and television shows.

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