Authors

Federica Gregoratto

is Privatdozentin in philosophy at the University of St Gallen and visiting lecturer at the University of Lucerne. She has published in English, German, and Italian on a variety of topics in social and political philosophy, such as the philosophy of love and sex, critical theory (including the monograph on Habermas Il doppio volto della comunicazione, Mimesis, 2013), pragmatism, recognition and power theories, debt-guilt debates, gender and intersectionalist studies. Some of her works have been translated into Spanish, French and Portuguese. She is now finalizing a book manuscript with the title Love Troubles: A Social Philosophy of Eros. In her free time, she writes on films, novels and TV shows.

Heikki Ikäheimo

is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at UNSW Sydney. He works in critical social philosophy, combining ideas from recognition-theories, theories of personhood, philosophical anthropology, and social ontology to develop a critical theory of humanity as a finite life-form on a finite planet. His most recent publications include Recognition and the Human Life-Form—Beyond Identity and Difference (Routledge, 2022) and the co-edited volumes Recognition and Ambivalence (Columbia University Press, 2021) and Handbuch Anerkennung (Springer, 2021). Heikki is member of the editorial board of the Journal of Social Ontology and Executive Board member of the Australian Hegel-Society. His works have been published or translated in English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.

Emanuel Renault

is Professor of Social Philosophy at Nanterre University. His research interests include: Hegel, Marx, Dewey, Adorno, philosophy of the social sciences and contemporary critical theory. His lattest books in French are: Connaître ce qui est. Enquête sur le présentisme hégélien (Vrin, 2015), Reconnaissance, Conflit, Domination (Cnrs éditions, 2017), Philosophie des arts martiaux modernes (Vrin, 2017), et Philosophie du travail: Activité, technicité, normativité (Vrin, 2022, avec F. Fischbach). His publications in English include: Social Suffering (Rowman & Littelfield, 2017), Marx and Critical Theory (Brill, 2018), The Return of Work in Critical Theory (Columbia, 2018, with C. Dejours, J.-P. Deranty and N. Smith), and The Experience of Injustice (Columbia, 2019).

Arvi Särkelä

is Lecturer in Practical Philosophy at the University of Lucerne and Postdoctoral Researcher in Theoretical Philosophy at ETH Zürich. He works on social philosophy, philosophy of culture, philosophy of nature, and history of philosophy. His research interests include Adorno, Dewey, Nietzsche, Wittgenstein, Freud, Hegel and Spinoza. He is the author of many articles and the book Immanente Kritik und soziales Leben (Klostermann 2018). Many of these publications investigate the relation of the practice of social critique to nature. He has co-edited John Dewey’s Sozialphilosophie: Vorlesungen in China 1919-1920 (with Axel Honneth, Suhrkamp 2019), John Dewey and Social Criticism (with Federica Gregoratto & Just Serrano, Journal of Speculative Philosophy, 2017) and Pathologies of Recognition (with Arto Laitinen, Studies in Social and Political Thought, 2015). He is now finishing a book on disclosing critique of society

Italo Testa

is Associate Professor of Theoretical Philosophy and Critical Theory at the University of Parma. His research interests include Critical Theory, Pragmatism, Embodied Cognition, and Social Ontology. Among his philosophy books: La natura del riconoscimento (Mimesis, 2010), Hegel critico e scettico (Padova 2002). He has edited I that is We, and We that is I (Brill, 2016), Habits (Cambridge University Press, 2021). His poetry books include: quattro (Oèdipus, 2021), L’indifferenza naturale (Marcos y Marcos, 2018), Tutto accade ovunque (Aragno, 2016) La divisione della gioia (Transeuropa, 2010), Biometrie (Manni, 2005). His texts have been translated into English, French, Spanish, German, and Chinese, and are included in the anthology of European poetry Grand Tour. (Hanser, 2019). He is chief editor of the journal for poetry and arts L ‘Ulisse, and of the lit-blog www.leparoleelecose.it.

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