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Snait Gissis teaches at the Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas at Tel Aviv University. In recent years she has been writing on the interactions between the social and the biological in 18th, 19th and 20th century, with special emphases on the emergence of sociology as a discipline and the genesis and use of "race" as a scientific category.

Randy Allen Harris is Professor of Linguistics, Rhetoric, and Communication Design at the University of Waterloo. His books include The Linguistics Wars (1993), Landmark Essays in Rhetoric of Science (1997), and Rhetoric and Incommensurability (2005).

Giora Hon teaches History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Haifa, Israel. He has published widely on the theme of error in science, both from historical and philosophical points of view. His book, together with Bernard R. Goldstein, From Summetria to Symmetry: The Making of a Revolutionary Scientific Concept, is forthcoming in the Springer Archimedes Series.

Yaakov Zik is a research fellow at the Department of Philosophy, University of Haifa, Israel. His main research interest is the interface between science and technology. He has published on the theme of optics and scientific instrumentation of early modern science from historical, material, and philosophical points of view.



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