Andreas Urs Sommer from the University of Freiburg im Breisgau. In 2012 he won the Nietzsche-Preis. He is also an numismati expert. At the moment he is carrying on several projects including “Nietzsche-Kommentar.” This project is supported by the University of Freiburg im Breisgau and Heidelberg.
Renate Reschke has taught for several years at the Humboldt Universitaet zu Berlin. She is now the editor of the most important academic publication of Nietzschean research, “Das Jahrbuch der Nietzscheforschung” published by De Gruyter.
Giuseppe Ferraro from the University Federico II of Naples has dedicated himself to the spread of philosophic discourse in non-academic areas. He brings philosophy among children in its simplest form of “why”. He works with prisoners, assisting detainees in re-discovering their dignity and moving toward social reintegration.
Giuseppina Russo directs the “Festival Filosofia in Magna Grecia”. Her interests lay in the connection between marketing and philosophy, and on raising the awareness of young people toward the “scientia prima”.
James Conant from the University of Chicago is an expert of Nietzsche and idealist philosophy. His last work on Nietzsche, Friedrich Nietzsche. Perfektionismus und Perspektivismus published in 2014, represents a masterpiece for all Nietzschean scholars.
Andrea Le Moli from the University of Palermo. He is an expert of platonic and Heideggerian philosophy. Furthermore, he is the founder of Epekeina, an international philosophic journal and CRF (Centro internazionale per la Ricerca Filosofica -International Centre of Philosophic Research ).
Erri De Luca is a writer of international renown. His most famous work, “Non ora, non qui”, has been translated into over thirty languages. Erri de Luca represents, for this festival, the union of writing and speech as a philosophic mean.