Riccardo Manzotti is author of The Spread Mind: Why Consciousness and the World Are One, is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Milan. He holds a PhD. in robotics and is the author of more than 50 scientific papers. A former Fulbright Visiting Scholar at MIT, Manzotti is associate editor for the International Journal of Artificial Intelligence and Medicine. Peter Catapano, New York Times editor of The Stone, is co-editor with Simon Critchley of The Stone Reader.