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Henk W. de Regt is Associate Professor in philosophy of science at the Faculty of Philosophy of VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He has published on various topics in history and philosophy of science, with a focus on scientific understanding and explanation. In 2009 the volume Scientific Understanding: Philosophical Perspectives, which he edited together with Sabina Leonelli and Kai Eigner, was published with the University of Pittsburgh Press.

Wendy S. Parker is Reader in Philosophy and Associate Director of the Centre for Humanities Engaging Science and Society (CHESS) at Durham University. Her research is in general philosophy of science and in philosophy of climate science. She received her Ph.D. in History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 2003.

Petri Ylikoski is Professor of Science and Technology Studies and the deputy director of the Finnish Centre for Excellence in Philosophy of the Social Sciences at University of Helsinki. His research interests range from theoretical issues in philosophy of science to empirical case studies in science and technology studies.

James Robert Brown is in the Philosophy Department at the University of Toronto. His interests are in a number of areas, including: philosophy of mathematics, foundations of physics, thought experiments, and topics involving science and society. He has several articles and books in these fields.

Sabina Leonelli is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology at the University of Exeter, UK, where she also [End Page 421] acts as Associate Director of the Exeter Centre for the Study of the Life Sciences (Egenis). As an empirical philosopher of science, she uses historical and sociological research to foster philosophical understandings of knowledge-making processes such as modeling, abstracting and theorizing. She is currently focusing on data-intensive research and contemporary understandings of data and data analysis. [End Page 422]



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