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).
Ladelle McWhorter is the James Thomas Professor of Philosophy and professor of the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program at the University of Richmond. She is author of Bodies and Pleasures: Foucault and the Politics of Sexual Normalization. McWhorter is a graduate of Birmingham-Southern College and received her MA and PhD from Vanderbilt University.