1. Honorable Shri Arjun Singh, (born November 5, 1930, Madhya Pradesh) is the Human Resources and Development (HRD) minister in the current Indian government headed by Shri Manmohan Singh, the same post that he held in the early 1990s in the Narasimha Rao government. He served as a minister in the Rajiv Gandhi government, and held the post of Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh and Governor of Punjab. He was awarded the Outstanding Parliamentarian Award for the year 2000.
2. Matthias Koßler, Professor at the dept. of philosophy at the University of Mainz. Founder and Director of the Schopenhauer Research Centre al the University of Mainz. President of the International Schopenhauer Society. Managing editor of the Schopenhauer-Jahrbuch, Co-editor of the series "Beitrage zur Philosophic Schopenhauers" and "Schopenhaueriana". Member of the scientific advisory boards of the Schopenhauer Foundation, of the Centro interdipartimentale di ricerca su Arthur Schopenhauer e la sua scuola and of the International Philipp Mainlander Society. Research interests : theories of cognition, ethics, aesthetics, metaphysics, history of philosophy, philosophy of sports, (historically) : Kant, German Idealism, Schopenhauer, Augustinus, Luther, Philosophy of the middle ages.
3. Urs App, Born in Switzerland, University education in Switzerland (Freiburg), Japan (Kyoto) and U.S.A. (Philadelphia). Doctorate in religious studies (Buddhism) at Temple University, Philadelphia. Professor of Buddhism and Associate Director at the International Research Institute of Zen Buddhism (Hanazono University, Kyoto) from 1989. Numerous publications in the field of Zen Buddhism, the European discovery of Buddhism, and the philosophical encounter between East and West.
4. D.P. Chattopadhyaya, M.A., L.L.B., Ph D (Calcutta and London school of Economics), D. Litt, (Honris Causa) has studied, researched on Law, Philosophy and History and has taught at various universities in India, Asia, Europe and the USA from 1954-94. Founder-Chairman of the Indian Council of Philosophical Research (1981-1990) and President-cum-Chairman of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla (1984-1991).
Chattopadhyaya is currently the Project Director of the multidisciplinary ninety-six-volume Project of History of Indian Science, Philosophy and Culture (PH1SPC) and Chairman of the Centre for Studies in Civilizations (CSC). Among his thirty-five books, he has authored eighteen and edited seventeen. Besides, he has published numerous articles in various national and international journals. He has also held high public offices, namely. Union Cabinet Minister and State Governor.
5. S.R. Bhatt is an eminent philosopher, Sanskritist and profound thinker. He retired as Professor and head of the department of Philosophy and Coordinator of UGC's Special Assistance Programme in Philosophy in the University of Delhi. He is an internationally known authority on Ancient Indian Philosophy and Culture, having specialization in Nyaya, Buddhism, Jainism and Vedanta. He has been the general President of Indian philosophical Congress and All India Philosophy Association (Akhil Bharatiya Darshan Parishad). He has authored and edited several hooks and research papers on themes pertaining to philosophy, culture, values and society.
6. Douglas L. Berger is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, USA, where he teaches courses in Indian, Chinese and Cross-Cultural Philosophy. He is the author of "The Veil of Maya : Schopenhauer's System and Early Indian Thought" (Global Academic Publications, Binghamton University, New York, 2004) and a number of scholarly articles on the Indian philosophical traditions of Madhyamika Buddhism, Nyaya and Vedanta. Berger has done extensive research and teaching internationally, in both Tuebingen, Germany and Tokyo, Japan.
7. Ramesh Chandra Pradhan, is Professor and Head of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Hyderabad. He speciali7.es in the Philosophy of Wittgenstein, Philosophy of Language and Philosophy of Mind. He has written books and papers in these areas. He was the Member-Secretary of Indian Council of Philosophical Research in 2000-2003.
8. R. Raj Singh, Professor and Chair of Philosophy, Brock University, Canada. Books : "Death, Contemplation and Schopenhauer" (Ashgate, 2007), and "Bhakti and Philosophy" (Rowman and Littlefield, 2006). Published several articles on Contemporary Continental Philosophy, Heidegger, Schopenhauer, History of Western Philosophy, Vedanta, Buddhism, Gandhi and the Bhakti movement. Delivered many lectures in academic events in India, China, Japan, Australia, USA, Germany, France, Italy, Trinidad and many other countries.
9. Sitansu Ray, (retired Professor) belonged to the Department of Tagore Music of Sangeet Bhawan, Visva-Bharati. His specialization is Aesthetic Philosophy of Music. He has traveled wide. His publication includes four books and more than one hundred papers.
10. Yasuo Kamata, Professor of Philosophy, School of Policy Studies, Kwansei Gakuin University. Visiting Professor, Faculty of Literature, Department of Japanese Culture and Language, Cairo University, sent by Japan Foundation, March-April 2004. Visiting Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of Mainz, Germany, April 2005-March 2006 Founding member and research adviser of the Japan Schopenhauer Association, April 1988-March 1998. Member of the executive board of the Japan Schopenhauer Association, April 1998 to now.
11. Thomas Regehly, is the head of the Frankfurt-section of the Schopenhauer Society and a member of the Board of the Schopenhauer-Society (since 1992). He has published two books ("Was nie geschrieben wurde, lesen-Frankfurter Benjamin-Vortrage", 1992, and "Namen, Texte, Stimmer”, 1992, as editor), and formed part of the editorial-board which published the volume "Phanomenologie des religiosen Lebens", as part of the works of Martin Heidegger ("Heidegger-Gesamtausgabe", 1995). Another volume comprising the manuskript remains regarding the "Philosophy of Art and Language" for the Heidegger-edition-work is in progress.
12. Michael Gerhard, born 1963. studied Philosophy, Indology with the major in eastern Philosophy generally, Philosophy of Religion, Existentialism, German Idealism at Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz (JGU, Germany) and Buddhism Philosophy at Manjushri Institute for Buddhist Studies in Cumbria (Great Britain), Institute of Buddhist Dialectics in Dharamsala (Himachal Pradesh/India), bLi kir bGom pa (Ladhak/India). He is assistant of the Department of JGU "Practical Philosophy, Ethic and Anthropology" and the LSI-Group "BIOS-Boundary Questions of Life", Managing Director of the Schopenhauer-Society (registered association). Member of the Directorate of the "International Philipp Mainlaender Society" (registered association!
13. Stephan Atzert, B.A. (Hons), Ph D (Melbourne), M Ed (Monash) is Lecturer in German in the School of Languages and Comparative Cultural Studies at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. He wrote his Ph D on the appropriation of Schopenhauer in the late novels of the modernist Austrian writer Thomas Bernhard, published as Schopenhauer and Thomas Bernhard. On the literary appropriation of Philosophy. Freiburg : Rombach, 1999. He currently explores the reception of Schopenhauer by Freud, Nietzsche and Western Orientalists, reflected in some of his recent publications (in German).
14. Indu Sarin, is a Professor in the department of Philosophy, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India. She has published a book on Kierkegaard-A Turning Point and about 25 papers in Indian and International Journals and Volumes She contributed 99 entries for the book, Dictionary of Philosophy. She has also participated in various national and International Conferences. The areas of her interest include Existentialism [Jaspers and Kierkegaard in particular], Philosophy of Religion and Ethics.
15. Arati Barua, is the Founder Director of the Indian Division of the Schopenhauer Society (IDSS). She is Reader, Department of Philosophy, Deshbandhu College, Delhi University. Book : 'The Philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer' (Intellectual publishing, New Delhi, 1992). Published research articles in reputed journals (national and international) of philosophy, particularly on Schopenhauer, Michael Kraus?., George Grant and Gandhi. She has also participated in various national and International Conferences. She is a member of the Scientific advisory board of the Schopenhauer Jahrbuch, Germany.
16. Eberhard Guhe, (Ph D 1999) studied Indology, mathematics and logic at the Universities of Minister (Germany) and Vienna. He majored in Indian philosophy and completed his M.A. thesis on Sasadhara's Nyayasiddhantadipa and his Ph. D-thesis "Die Lehre von der zusatzlichen Bestimmung im Upadhidarpana" under the guidance of Prof. G. Oberhammer (Indology) and Prof. M. Goldstern (mathematics) in Vienna. He was an assistant at Vienna University (Institute for Indology) and a lecturer at the Universities of Stuttgart, Tubingen and Zurich. In 2002 he got a position as research associate at the University of Main?, in Germany (Institute for Indology), where he is currently teaching Sanskrit, Pali and Indian philosophy. His research projects include a post-doctoral thesis on "Elusandaslakuna" (a Sinhala treatise on metrics dating from the 13th century) and a Sanskrit primer in German.
17. Stephen Cross, is the author of The Way of Hinduism (Harper Collins 2002) and joint editor of the Temenos Academy Review for 2005. His forthcoming book, Inward Lies the Way : German thought and the Nature of Mind (co-authored with J. Herbert) will appear in autumn 2007. He has a long-standing interest in Schopenhauer and Indian thought, is a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society and a member of the Academic Board of the Temenos Academy in London.