Lawrence Hass is a professor of humanities at Austin College in Sherman, Texas, where he teaches philosophy and theater arts. He is the author of Merleau-Ponty’s Philosophy and Transformations: Creating Magic Out of Tricks. He is coeditor of Rereading Merleau-Ponty: Essays Across the Continental-Analytic Divide and From the 18th Century to the Present: Performance Magic on the Western Stage.
M. C. Dillon (1938–2005) was widely regarded as a world-leading Merleau-Ponty scholar. His book Merleau-Ponty’s Ontology (1988) is recognized as a classic text that revolutionized the philosophical conversation about the great French phenomenologist. Dillon followed that book with two others: Semiological Reductionism, a critique of early-1990s linguistic reductionism, and Beyond Romance, a richly developed theory of love.