- Notes on Contributors
Mary Domski is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of New Mexico. Her research focuses on the interplay of philosophy and the mathematical sciences in the seventeenth century, especially in the work of Descartes, Locke, and Newton. She also has a keen interest in the mathematics of Kant’s Critical philosophy.
Lisa Downing is Professor of Philosophy at the Ohio State University. Her articles (on Locke, Berkeley, and Malebranche, among others) focus on mechanist conceptions of body and their justification, debates surrounding gravity/attraction, and changing conceptions of scientific explanation in the early modern period. She is working on a book on empiricism and Newtonianism, among other projects.
Giambattista Formica is a Research Fellow in the Department of Philosophy of the University of Bari. He received a MA in Philosophy (2002) and a PhD in History of Science (2006). He has also been Visiting Research Scholar in the Department of Philosophy at Carnegie Mellon University. His main research interests are in methodology of science, both from an historical and a systematic perspective. He has published on the history of the foundations of mathematics, in particular on the interface between pragmatic approach and axiomatic method. He is also interested in early analytic philosophy. He is writing a book on von Neumann’s methodology of science and Gödel’s incompleteness theorems.
Jeremy Heis is an assistant professor in the Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science at the University of California, Irvine. His main interests are in the history and philosophy of logic and mathematics since [End Page 503] Kant. He has written on Kant’s philosophy of mathematics and logic, the development of logic in the nineteenth century, Frege, and Neo-Kantianism.
David Hyder is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Ottawa. He studied philosophy at Yale, Toronto, and Göttingen, was a post-doctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, later Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Konstanz. He is the author of The Mechanics of Meaning (2002) and The Determinate World (2009).
James G. Lennox (Ph.D., University of Toronto) is Professor of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh, and holds secondary appointments in both the Department of Philosophy and Department of Classics. He is the author of a translation, with introduction and commentary, of Aristotle, On the Parts of Animals (2001); and of Aristotle’s Philosophy of Biology: Studies in the Origins of Life Science (2001). He has been a Fellow at Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies (1983–4), Clare Hall, University of Cambridge (1986–7), and the Istituto di Studi Avanzati, University of Bologna (2006). From 1997–2005 he was the Director of the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh.
Jeffrey McDonough is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Harvard University. His recent research has focused on Leibniz’s defense of teleology and its relations to his views on theology, metaphysics, and natural philosophy. His articles in the history and philosophy of science have appeared in Journal of the History of Philosophy, Nous, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, Synthese, The British Journal for the History of Philosophy, and The Leibniz Review among other journals. [End Page 504]