MemberVassil Vidinsky

Vassil Vidinsky is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski.” He is the head of the MA Program “History of Philosophy and Contemporary Philosophy” and a member of the East European Network for Philosophy of Science. His main fields of study include Early Modern Philosophy, Philosophy of Science and Philosophy of Culture. His most recent book is Случайности. Историческа типология [Contingencies. A Historical Typology](SUP, 2017).

MemberRichard Schaefer

…ano School Ed. Uriah Kriegel, New York: Routledge, 2016.
“Uncertainty and the Limits of Culture,” Journal of Religion and Society 17 (2015)
“A.D. White and the History of a Religious Future,” Zygon: Journal of Religion and Science 50.1 (March 2015)
“Political Theology and Nineteenth Century Catholicism,” Nineteenth Century Contexts 36.3
“The Madness of Franz Brentano: Secularization and the History of Philosophy,” History of European Ideas 39.2 (2013).
“Memory and Morality,” Explorations in Media Ecology 11.3/4 (2012).
“‘Our Direction is Forward not Backward’: German Catholics and the Revolution of 1848,” Selected Papers of the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, 1750–1850 (2012).
“True and False Enlightenment: German Scholars and the Discourse of Catholicism in the Nineteent…

I am an associate professor of history at SUNY Plattsburgh in upstate New York. My research is focused on Catholic intellectual history in the nineteenth-century in Germany, but I am interested in religious thought in Europe more broadly. I also work in the area of the history of philosophy, and have written a number of pieces on Franz Brentano.

MemberSandra Field

…Articles (Refereed)

Field, S. L. (2015). Hobbes and human irrationality. Global Discourse: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Current Affairs and Applied Contemporary Thought, 5(2), 207-220.

Field, S. L. (2014). Hobbes and the question of power. Journal of the History of Philosophy, 52(1), 61-86.

Field, S. L. (2012). Democracy and the multitude: Spinoza against Negri. Theoria: A Journal of Social and Political Theory, 59(131), 21-40.

Book Chapters

Field, S. L. (2019, forthcoming). ‘Huang Zongxi: Making it safe not to be servile‘. In Amber Carpenter & Rachael Wiseman (Eds.) Portraits of Integrity. London: Bloomsbury.

Field, S. L. (2015). ‘The state: Spinoza’s institutional turn‘. In A. Santos Campos (Ed.), Spinoza: Basic Concepts, 142-154. Exeter: Imprint Academic.


Dr Sandra Leonie Field is a political philosopher working at Yale-NUS College, Singapore. Her research investigates conceptions of political power and their implications for democratic theory. She approaches these themes through engagement with texts in the history of philosophy, especially Hobbes and Spinoza. More broadly, she teaches and is interested in political thought, theory, and philosophy, both historical and contemporary; moral philosophy, both Western and non-Western; and social theory.