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Anna de Bruyckere (1987) obtained an MPhil degree in History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge in 2013, after studying philosophy and economics at Ghent University. She will work towards a PhD at the Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society (CHESS) at Durham University. She works on issues in the philosophy of scientific practice (such as performativity of the social sciences and the functioning of metaphors in scientific practice) and the history and philosophy of economics (particularly economic reasoning in policy contexts).

Raoul Gervais is affiliated with the Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science at Ghent University, where he has recently completed his PhD. Currently, his research focuses on explanation in biology and cognitive science, with an emphasis on functional and mechanistic models of biological and cognitive capacities. He has published in Theory and Psychology, Philosophical Psychology, and Minds and Machines.

Niccolò Guicciardini teaches the history of science at the University of Bergamo (Italy). His last book is Isaac Newton on Mathematical Certainty and Method (MIT, 2009). He is co-editor-in-chief of Historia Mathematica.

Lucian Petrescu is a Ph.D. student at Ghent University. Previously, he has studied at the University of Bucharest (BA), at the Ecole normale supérieure and at the University of Paris-Sorbonne (MA).

Maarten Van Dyck is Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Moral Science at Ghent University, and director of the Sarton Centre for the History of Science. He does research in history of science, [End Page 485] philosophy of science and epistemology. His contemporary interests are mainly in the problems of rationality, realism and relativism. His historical research is focused on the mathematization of natural philosophy in the hands of thinkers like Galileo against the background of the more traditional mathematical sciences, such as mechanics understood as the theory of machines. [End Page 486]



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