Jacques Ranciere (b. 1940) is professor of philosophy emeritus at the University of Paris VIII. Among his major works translated
into English are The Future of the Image, The Politics of Aesthetics, The Philosopher and His Poor, The Flesh of Words: The
Politics of Writing, Aesthetics and Its Discontents, Disagreement: Politics And Philosophy, and The Ignorant Schoolmaster:
Five Lessons in Intellectual Emancipation. Gabriel Rockhill is assistant professor of philosophy at Villanova University
and program director at the College International de Philosophie. He is the author of Logique de l'histoire and coeditor of
the Politics of Culture and the Spirit of Critique: Dialogues, as well as Jacques Ranciere: History, Politics, Aesthetics.
James Swenson is associate professor of French and dean of humanities at Rutgers University. He is the author of On Jean-Jacques
Rousseau Considered as One of the First Authors of the Revolution and a well-known translator of Etienne Balibar and Jacques