Contributors Page: Volume 5, Issue 2

         Proceedings from the Inaugural Braniff Conference in the Liberal Arts: On Reason and Revelation

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Bainard Cowan holds the Cowan Chair as Professor of Literature at the University of Dallas. His chief interest at present is the image of human knowing in epic from antiquity to Dante and in the novel from The Journey to the West to magical realism. He is the author of Exiled Waters: “Moby-Dick” and The Crisis of Allegory and the editor, most recently, of Gained Horizons: Regensburg and the Enlargement of Reason and The Prospect of Lyric. He received his B.A. from the University of Dallas, did graduate study at the University of Munich, and finished his Ph.D. in comparative literature at Yale.

Khalil M. Habib is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Pell Honors Program at Salve Regina University, where he also teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Islamic philosophy, ancient, medieval, early and late modern political thought. He received his B.A. in political science from the University of Maine, his M.A. in political science from the University of Toronto and Ph.D. in philosophy from Boston University. Habib has published on Aristophanes’s The Birds, on the relation between Machiavelli and Tocqueville, and on the political thought of Ibn Khaldun and Ibn Tufayl.

Enrique Pallares is a Ph.D. candidate in Political Theory at The Catholic University of America. He holds a B.A. in Literature and Philosophy from The New School University in New York, where he wrote his senior thesis on Kierkegaard, Dostoevsky and Unamuno. His research focuses on the relationship between thought, being and action, particularly as it becomes luminous in the 19th and 20th centuries through the articulation of the person as the source and horizon of existence.

Aaron Matthew Schubert is a Ph.D. student in Theological Studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. He received his B.A. in History from Hillsdale College, and his Masters of Theology also from Dallas Theological Seminary. His Master’s thesis argued for the importance of the doctrine of Divine Simplicity for contemporary theology. His research interests include Patristic hermeneutics and Augustinian theology.

Rebekah Spearman is a Ph.D. student in Classics at the University of Chicago. She received her B.A. in Classical Philology, with an emphasis on Greek, from the University of Dallas. These days, she is interested in studying conflicts between poetry and political power. Hopefully, the wisdom she gains from the ancients will help her survive the ensuing, anti-intellectual tyranny in America.

Daniel Valls Rodriguez is completing his M.A. at St. John’s College. He received his B.A. from the University of Miami, where he wrote his senior thesis on the link between Hippocratic medicine and Socratic philosophy in Plato’s Phaedrus. His research interests include the relation between gender and philosophy in Plato, Shakespeare, and Nietzsche and the metaphysical problem of nothingness.

Craig Vander Hart received his B.A. in Religion and Philosophy from Northwest University and went on to earn an M.A. in Philosophy from Gonzaga University. He is an associate professor in the Philosophy and Humanities departments at Wenatchee Valley College in Wenatchee, WA. His areas of interest include ethics, philosophy of religion, and political philosophy.

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