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Sorin Bangu holds a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Toronto (2006) and is at present a Post-doctoral Fellow at the same university. His work is in philosophy of science and mathematics. He is also interested in the history of these disciplines and in their relations with metaphysics and epistemology. He published a couple of papers in these areas, dealing mainly with the role of mathematics in science.

Jesús P. Zamora Bonilla is professor in the Department of Logic, History, and Philosophy of Science of the National Open University of Spain (U.N.E.D.), Madrid, and academic co-ordinator of the Urrutia Elejalde Foundation for Economics and Philosophy. His research has centered on the economic analysis of scientific knowledge production. He has also worked on scientific realism and truth approximation. Some of his recent papers in international journals are “Truthlikeness, Rationality, and Scientific Progress” (Synthese, 2000), “Verisimilitude and the Methodology of Scientific Research Programmes” (Journal for General Philosophy of Science, 2002), “An economic model of scientific rules” (Economics and Philosophy, 2006), “Science as a persuasion game” (Episteme, 2006) and “Rhetoric, Induction, and the Free Speech Dilemma” (Philosophy of Science, forthcoming).

R.I.G. Hughes teaches in the Philosophy Department of the University of South Carolina. Published works include The Structure and Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics, Harvard University Press, 1989; Philosophical Perspectives on Newtonian Science (co-edited with Phillip Bricker), M.I.T. Press, 1990; Heinrich Hertz: Classical Physicist, Modern Philosopher (co-edited with [End Page 577] Davis Baird and Alfred Nordmann), Kluwer, 1998; A Philosophical Companion to First-Order Logic (edited), Hackett, 1993. Present project is a book (roughly 90% written) to be entitled The Practice of Theory, Essays in the Philosophy of Physics.

Francesco Paolo de Ceglia received a degree in philosophy (1995) and Ph. D. in history of science (2001). He studied in Italy, France, Germany, United States and Russia. At present he is researcher and teaches history of science and media economics at the Universities of Bari and Foggia (Italy). His research concerns: 1) mathematics and philosophy in the seventeenth century; 2) medicine and theology in the eighteenth century; 3) Science communication. Among his publications are four books: Reazioni romane. L’idraulica galileiana negli scritti di Giovanni Bardi e Giuseppe Biancani (Bari, 1997); De natantibus. Una disputa ai confini tra filosofia e matematica nella toscana medicea (1611–1615) (Bari, 1999); Introduzione alla fisiologia di Georg Ernst Stahl (Lecce, 2000); Scienziati e scienza di Puglia (Bari 2007).

Rhodri Lewis is a fellow of the Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte, Berlin. He has published a number of articles on early modern literary and intellectual history, and his book Language, Mind and Nature: Artificial Languages in England from Bacon to Locke is forthcoming in the Cambridge University Press “Ideas in Context” series. He is currently working on a book project using the reception of classical mnemotechnique as a tool with which to reconsider relations between memory, knowledge and thought from about 1500 to 1750.



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