Gianni Vattimo is emeritus professor of philosophy at the University of Turin and former member of the European parliament. His most recent books include The Responsibility of the Philosopher(2010), A Farewell to Truth (2011), and Hermeneutic Communism (2011, co-authored with S. Zabala), all translated into several languages. His forthcoming book is Of Reality: The Purposes of Philosophy.
Santiago Zabala is ICREA Research Professor of Philosophy at the Pompeu Fabra University in Spain. He is the author of The Hermeneutic Nature of Analytic Philosophy (2008), The Remains of Being (2009), Hermeneutic Communism (2011, coauthored with G. Vattimo), among others, all published by Columbia University Press and translated into several languages. His forthcoming book is Only Art Can Save Us. He also writes opinion articles for the Guardian, the New York Times, and the Los Angeles Review of Books.