Few professional philosophers enjoy a greater reputation, respect, and admiration than John Lachs. One of the leading interpreters of the American philosophical tradition, Lachs is Centennial Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University. His previous books include "Intermediate Man" (1981), "The Relevance of Philosophy to Life" (1995), and "The Cost of Comfort" (1998).
Dr. Jeffrey Tlumak is an associate professor of philosophy at Vanderbilt University and the editor of History of Philosophy Quarterly. He received his doctorate from the University of Massachusetts and teaches courses in modern philosophy, epistemology, metaphysics, and the philosophy of religion.