- Notes on Contributors
Sharyn Clough is an associate professor of philosophy at Oregon State University. She uses a contemporary pragmatist approach to semantics as a tool to investigate the role of feminist and other values in scientific practice. She is the author of Beyond Epistemology: A Pragmatist Approach to Feminist Science Studies, and the editor of Siblings Under the Skin: Feminism, Social Justice and Analytic Philosophy. In addition, she has written a number of essays and reviews for journals such as Studies in the History and Philosophy of the Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Social Epistemology and Hypatia.
Helen Longino is Professor of Philosophy at Stanford University. She is author of Science as Social Knowledge and The Fate of Knowledge, both from Princeton University Press. She is presently completing a comparative analysis of four approaches in the science of human behavior.
Naomi Oreskes, Professor of History and Science Studies at the University of California, San Diego, studies the historical development of scientific knowledge, methods, and practices in the earth and environmental sciences. Her 2004 Science essay "The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change," led to Op-Ed pieces in the Washington Post and San Francisco Chronicle, and has been widely cited, including in the academy-award winning film, "An Inconvenient Truth." Her recent testimony to the United States Senate on the history of climate science may be accessed at http://epw.senate.gov/epwmultimedia/epw120606.ram.
Alan Richardson is Professor and Distinguished University Scholar in the Department of Philosophy at the University of British Columbia. He is the author of Carnap's Construction of the World (1998) and has co-edited [End Page 306] several collections, most recently, with Thomas Uebel, The Cambridge Companion to Logical Empiricism (2007).
Miriam Solomon is Professor of Philosophy at Temple University. Her research is in the areas of social epistemology of science, gender and science, and epistemology of medicine. She is the author of Social Empiricism (MIT Press, 2001). She is currently writing a book on new and developing paradigms in medical epistemology.
Alison Wylie is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Washington. Her research interests lie in philosophy of the social and historical sciences, and in feminist philosophy of science. She is a founding co-organizer of the Philosophy of Social Science Roundtable, which publishes an annual special issue of Philosophy of the Social Sciences; co-editor of Value-Free Science? (2007), Doing Archaeology as a Feminist (2007) and Feminist Science Studies (Hypatia 2004); and author of Thinking from Things: Essays in the Philosophy of Archaeology. Her current project is a book on feminist standpoint theory.
Rebecca Kukla Is Professor of Philosophy and Medicine at the University of South Florida. She is the author of Mass Hysteria: Medicine, Culture, and Mothers' Bodies (2005), the editor of Aesthetics and Cognition in Kant's Critical Philosophy (2006), and, with Mark Lance, the co-author of 'Yo!' and 'Lo!': The Pragmatic Topography of the Space of Reasons. Much of her current work concerns the epistemology of risk. [End Page 307]