NOËL CARROLL is the Monroe C. Beardsley Professor of the Philosopy of Art at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He is the author of The Philosophy of Horror, or, Paradoxes of the Heart ( Routledge, 1990), Philosophical Problems of Classical Film Theory ( Princeton University Press, 1988), and Mystifying Movies: Fads and Fallacies in Contemporary Film Theory ( Columbia University Press, 1988). He is also the coeditor, with David Bordwell, of Post-Theory: Reconstructing Film Studies ( University of Wisconsin Press, 1996).
GREGORY CURRIE is Professor of Philosophy and Head of the School of Arts, Flinders University, Adelaide. His publications include An Ontology of Art ( St. Martin's Press, 1989) and The Nature of Fiction ( Cambridge University Press, 1990). His most recent book is Image and Mind: Philosophy, Film and Cognitive Science ( Cambridge University Press, 1995). He is currently working on the psychology of the imagination.
STEPHEN DAVIES teaches philosophy at the University of Auckland. He is the author of Definitions of Art ( Cambridge University Press, 1991) and Musical Meaning and Expression ( Cornell University Press, 1994), as well as many papers in the philosophy of art.
RONALD DE SOUSA is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto. He is the author of The Rationality of Emotion ( MIT Press, 1987). His research interests range from cognitive science, through the philosophy of sexuality and the philosophy of biology, to Chinese language and philosophy.