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Jennifer Bralick is a PhD candidate in Political Philosophy in the Institute of Philosophic Studies at the University of Dallas; she has also taught at UD as an adjunct professor of politics. Her research interests include medieval political thought, church-state relations, Machiavelli, and American progressivism.

William Desmond is Professor of Philosophy, Institute of Philosophy, the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, and David R. Cook Visiting Chair in Philosophy at Villanova University. His interests are in metaphysics, ethics, and philosophy of religion. He has studied and taught in Ireland and the United States, as well as teaching in Belgium. He is past president of the Hegel Society of America, the Metaphysical Society of America, and the American Catholic Philosophical Association. He is the author of many books, including the award-winning Being and the Between (1995). Among his other books are Ethics and the Between (2001), Hegel’s God: A Counterfeit Double? (2003), Art, Origins, Otherness: Between Philosophy and Art (2003), Is There a Sabbath for Thought? Between Religion and Philosophy (2005), and God and the Between (2008).

Brian Garcia received his BA from the University of Dallas, and remained at UD to complete an MA in Philosophy at the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts. He is currently writing a thesis on Aquinas’s theory of perception and cognition, focusing on the nature and operations of the imagination and the cogitative power. His article is a revised and expanded version of a paper composed under the direction of Professor Philipp W. Rosemann during a course on the Scholastic tradition. He is thankful to Professor Rosemann for his guidance and instruction, as well as to the editors of Ramify who provided valuable criticism to an earlier draft of this paper.

Daniel Janeiro is a graduate of Providence College in RI and received his Masters from the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts at the University of Dallas. He lives with his wife and child in Irving, TX where he teaches English.

Spencer Kyle Smith enrolled in the Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts after receiving the BA in English from the University of Texas at Tyler. Currently in his fourth year as a Humanities teacher at The Brook Hill School in Bullard, TX, he plans to complete the MA in Humanities in the spring of 2011 and eventually pursue a doctorate in English Education. He would like to acknowledge Dr. Paul Streufert (Associate Professor of Literature & Classics, UT Tyler) for introducing him to the self-conscious narratives of the Italian novel, Dr. David Sweet for general support and guidance throughout his UD experience, and the editors of Ramify for their tremendous patience with the revision process.

John Tutuska received his PhD in Philosophy in May of 2010 from the Institute of Philosophic Studies at the University of Dallas; he also teaches at UD. He has also published in the Journal of Value Inquiry. His interests are focused on ancient philosophy, ethics, political philosophy, and philosophical anthropology.

Robert E. Wood is currently Professor of Philosophy in the Institute of Philosophic Studies at the University of Dallas. From 1989–2009 he was editor of the American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly and in 1994 President of the American Catholic Philosophical Association. His Placing Aesthetics: Reflections on the Philosophic Tradition received a Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award in 2000. He has published almost seventy articles in aesthetics, metaphysics and anthropology.

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