The Agonist Staff

Yunus Tuncel (Editor-in-Chief)

Yunus Tuncel is a co-founder of the Nietzsche Circle. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from the New School for Social Research. He is the author of Towards a Genealogy of Spectacle (Eye Corner Press, 2011) and Agon in Nietzsche (Marquette University Press, 2013) and the editor of Nietzsche and Transhumanism (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017). His most recent work, Emotion in Sports, is forthcoming with Routledge. His areas of research include art, competition, culture, myth, music, power, spectacle and sports. He is interested in the fusion of art and philosophy in various cultural formations and undertakes a peripatetic project called Philomobile.

 

Kaitlyn Creasy (Editor)

Kaity Creasy is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Butler University. She researches and writes in the areas of 19th century Continental philosophy (especially Friedrich Nietzsche), nihilism, the transformative potential of affect, and environmental philosophy. Her work on affective nihilism in Nietzsche was recently published in the Journal of Nietzsche Studies and her article, “Environmental Nihilism: Reading Nietzsche Against New Conservationism,” was recently published in Environmental Philosophy.

 

Luke Trusso (Editor)

Luke Trusso has been an Adjunct Instructor in the Philosophy and Religion Department at NJCU since 2009. He is also an adjunct lecturer in the Liberal Studies Department at NYU. He has an MA in English Literature from SUNY Buffalo, and a MA in Philosophy from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, and he is currently working on his dissertation in Environmental Philosophy towards a PhD at Duquesne University. His research interests include Environmental Aesthetics, Nietzsche Scholarship, American Literature, and Psychoanalysis.

 

Alec Ontiveros (Managing Editor)

Alec Ontiveros is a Master’s Student in Liberal Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center focusing on Philosophy of Literature & Time. He is presently the author of two books, Trial of the Absurd (2017) & Genealogy of Dialogic (2018), both exercises in stream of consciousness writing to inform a philosophical discourse through a referent-generated theory of narrative and metaphor. He is a board member for the Nietzsche Circle.

 

 

Seth Binsted (Graphic Designer)

Seth Binsted studied Philosophy in the graduate department at Stony Brook University. His academic work has focused on both Nietzsche and phenomenological philosophy. Under these headings, his research interests include aesthetics and architecture, pain, technology, and poetics. He is primarily interested in the variegated intersections between philosophy and the imagination.

 

Richard J. Elliott (Book Review Editor)

Richard J Elliott is a SSHP Research Scholar and Associate Tutor at Birkbeck College, University of London. Richard has particular research interests in Nietzsche on the themes of falsification and self-knowledge, among others. More widely he has research interests in Heidegger, the philosophy of psychology, and the interface between philosophy of mind and psychoanalysis.