Eliot Deutsch is an eminent philosopher, teacher, and writer. He has made important contributions to the understanding and appreciation of Eastern philosophies in the West through his many works on comparative philosophy and comparative aesthetics. Deutsch is Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Department of Philosophy, University of Hawaii. He was editor (1967-1987) of the international journal Philosophy East and West, Director of the Sixth Eastern Philosophers conference, and past president of the Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy.
Rohit Dalvi was educated at Pune University (India) where he was awarded the BA and MA degress. Subsequently he studied at SUNY Binghamton where he pursued a Masters in Philosophy with an emphasis on Contemporary French Philosophy. His research interests took him to France where he did further work on Contemporary French Philosophy. While in France he was exposed to current research on Indian Metaphysics. Stimulated by this research, he then returned to the United States to the University of Hawaii where he received his doctorate. Dr. Dalvi is currently teaching at Brock University, Canada.