Emiliano Acosta is professor of philosophy at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and guest professor at Ghent University. He is alumni of the Young Academy of Belgium (Flanders) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). He is founding member and coordinator of the Latin-American Fichte Society (ALEF) and of the political philosophy network "Re-Thinking Europe."- He is also founder and editor-in-chief of Revista de Estud(i)os sobre Fichte. His research focuses on modern political philosophy from Spinoza to Marx (i.e., theories of state, social contract and cosmopolitanism) and on contemporary political philosophical issues such as inter-religious dialogue, democracy, recognition and labor.