???tienne Balibar is a French Marxist philosopher and the most celebrated student of Louis Althusser. He is also one of the leading exponents of French Marxist philosophy and the author of Spinoza and Politics, The Philosophy of Marx and coauthor of Race, Nation and Class and Reading Capital. Stella Sandford is Reader in Modern European Philosophy in the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, Kingston University London. She is the author of several books including Plato and Sex and The Metaphysics of Love: Gender and Transcendence in Levinas. She is a longstanding member of the Radical Philosophy editorial collective and a member of the executive committee of the UK Society for Women in Philosophy.