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Andreas Blank is Lecturer in philosophy at the University of Paderborn, Germany. He has been Visiting Fellow at the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh, USA, the Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science at Tel Aviv University, Israel, and the Jacques Loeb Center for the History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences at Ben-Gurion University, Be’er-Sheva, Israel. He is the author of Der logische Aufbau von Leibniz’ Metaphysik (2001) and Leibniz: Metaphilosophy and Metaphysics, 1666–1686.

Victor Joseph Di Fate is completing his PhD in philosophy at The Johns Hopkins University. His main area of research is in the history of the philosophy of science.

Yves Gingras is Professor in the Department of History at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and Canada Research Chair in History and Sociology of Science. In recent years, he has published in History of European Ideas, History of Science, Social Studies of Science, Revue d’histoire de l’Amérique française Scientometrics, JASIST and Research Evaluation. His most recent book is Propos sur les sciences (Paris 2010).

Alexandre Guay is maître de conférences of history and philosophy of science at the Université de Bourgogne, France. He has published articles in Philosophy of Science, Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics and Biophysical Journal. He works mainly in philosophy of physics and metaphysics. [End Page 233]

Margaret J. Osler is Professor of History and Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at the University of Calgary. She has published Divine Will and the Mechanical Philosophy: Gassendi and Descartes on Contingency and Necessity in the Created World (1994) and many articles on Gassendi’s natural philosophy. Her most recent book is Reconfiguring the World: Nature, God, and Human Understanding from the Middle Ages to Early Modern Europe (2010). [Editors’ note: Maggie Osler passed away on September 14, 2010. We remember her with fondness and we will miss her.]

Paul Pojman, of Towson University, is the author of the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy ( entry on Ernst Mach. He also works in environmental policy and technology studies. [End Page 234]



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