Ken Gemes came to Birkbeck in 2000 having taught for ten years at Yale University. In 2007 he took a Readership at Southampton University. His interests range from technical issues concerning logical content and confirmation to Nietzsche's account of how philosophy is merely the last manifestation of the ascetic ideal.
Simon May is College Research Fellow in Philosophy at Birkbeck College, University of London. His research interests are in German philosophy, especially Nietzsche and Heidegger, and in ethics and the emotions. He is author of Nietzsche's Ethics and His War on 'Morality' (OUP, 1999), a collection of his own aphorisms entitled The Pocket Philosopher: A Handbook of Aphorisms (Metro Books, 1999, second edition 2005, also published in Italian, Spanish and Dutch), Love: A Philosophical Investigation (Yale University Press, 2011), and other books.