Robert B. Pippin is the Evelyn Stefansson Nef Distinguished Service Professor in the Committee on Social Thought, the Department of Philosophy, and the College at the University of Chicago. He is the author of several books and articles on German idealism and later German philosophy, including Kant’s Theory of Form; Hegel’s Idealism: The Satisfactions of Self-Consciousness; Modernism as a Philosophical Problem; Idealism as Modernism: Hegelian Variations, and Hegel’s Realm of Shadows: Logic as Metaphysics in The Science of Logic. In addition, he has published on issues in political philosophy, theories of self-consciousness, the nature of conceptual change, and the problem of freedom. He also wrote a book about literature and philosophy: Henry James and Modern Moral Life and five books on philosophy and film. His most recent books are Filmed Thought: Cinema as Reflective Form; Metaphysical Exile: on J.M. Coetzee’s Jesus Trilogy; Philosophy by Other Mans: The Arts in Philosophy and Philosophy in the Arts, and Douglas Sirk: Filmmaker and Philosopher. He was twice an Alexander von Humboldt fellow, is a winner of the Mellon Distinguished Achievement Award in the Humanities, and was a fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and is a member of the American Philosophical Society. He is also a member of the German National Academy of Arts and Sciences.