CHARLES ALTIERI is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley. His publications include Art and Quality: A Theory of Literary Meaning and Humanistic Understanding (1981), Sense and Sensibility in Contemporary American Poetry, and Bourgeois Utopians, along with several journal articles.
F. R. ANKERSMIT is Professor of History at Groningen University, The Netherlands. His recent major publication is Aesthetic Politics. He is preparing two volumes on historical and political representation.
DONALD BROOK spent the early part of his life as a sculptor. Presently he is Emeritus Professor of Visual Arts at Flinders University and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Western Australia. He has published extensively on aspects of representation, art, and education, including The Social Role of Art (1977), Art and Education (1985), and ARE: Art, Representation and Education (1992).
STEPHEN DAVIES is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and has published extensively on various aspects of aesthetics and art theories. His major publications include Definitions of Art (1991) and Musical Meaning and Expression (1994).
HORACE LOCKWOOD FAIRLAMB is Associate Professor of Humanities at the University of Houston-Victoria, Texas, and has specialized in postmodernist critical theories. His recent publications include Critical Conditions: Postmodernity and the Question of Foundations (1994).
JOHN LLEWELYN is Reader in Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh and Visiting Professor of Philosophy at Loyola University of Chicago and Memphis State University. His publications include Beyond Metaphysics? The Hermeneutic Circle in Contemporary Continental Philosophy (1985), Derrida