||Paul A. Kottman is Professor of Comparative Literature at the New School for Social Research, and Eugene Lang College, the New School for Liberal Arts. He is Chair of the Committee on Liberal Studies, and is affiliated with the Philosophy Department. He also co-directs the Institute for Philosophy and the New Humanities. Kottman holds the Abilitazione, Professore Ordinario in Filosofia, Estetica (Professor of Philosophy, Aesthetics) in Italy. He has held Visiting Professorships at the University of Tokyo; the Università degli studi di Verona; Instituto per gli studi filosofici, Naples; Fudan University, Shanghai; and the International Chair in Political Languages, Dipartimento di Politiche Pubbliche e Scelte Colletive (POLIS), Università del Piemonte Orientale, and the Internationales Kolleg Morphomata, Universität zu Köln.