João Constâncio is the Director of IFILNOVA and Full Professor of Philosophy at the Nova University of Lisbon (UNL), where he teaches since 1996. He earned his Ph.D. there in 2005 with a dissertation on Plato. He is the author of Arte e niilismo: Nietzsche e o enigma do mundo (Lisboa, tinta-da-china, 2013); he has published many articles on Nietzsche, including ‘On Consciousness: Nietzsche’s Departure from Schopenhauer’, in Nietzsche-Studien 40 (2011); “Nietzsche and Schopenhauer: On Nihilism and the Ascetic ‘Will to Nothingness’”, in: Shapshay, S. Ed., The Palgrave Handbook to Nietzsche, London: Springer/ Palgrave, 2017, pp. 425-446; “Nietzsche’s Aesthetic Conception of Philosophy A (Post-Kantian) Interpretation of The Gay Science §373”, in: Loeb, P./Meyer, M. (Eds.), Nietzsche’s Metaphilosophy: The Nature, Method, and Aims of Philosophy, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2019, pp. 187-206. He has co-edited five books on Nietzsche: Nietzsche and the Problem of Subjectivity (Berlin/ Boston, de gruyter, 2015) with Maria João Branco and Bartholomew; Nietzsche on Instinct and Language (Berlin/ Boston, de gruyter, 2011) and As the Spider Spins: Essays on Nietzsche’s Critique and Use of Language (Berlin/ Boston, de gruyter, 2012) with M. J. Branco; Sujeito, décadence e art: Nietzsche e a modernidade (Lisboa/ Rio de Janeiro, tinta-da-china, 2014) with Scarlett Marton and M. J. Branco; and he is also co-editor, with Marco Brusotti, Herman Siemens, and Tom Bailey, of the three-volume series, Nietzsche’s Engagements with Kant and the Kantian Legacy (London, Bloomsbury, forthcoming in 2016).