Perspectives on Science 7.4 (1999) 537-538
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Notes on Contributors
Marilia Coutinho is a visiting scholar at the Center for Latin American Studies of the University of Florida. She studies the history and sociology of Brazilian science, with a special emphasis on Tropical Medicine and Ecology. Marilia Coutinho has a Ph.D. in Sociology, a M. Sc. in Ecology and has majored in Biology. All her education was completed at the University of São Paulo, in Brazil, her home country.
João Carlos Pinto Dias is a professor at the Medical School of the Federal University of Minas Gerais and researcher of the Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, in Brazil. He has coordinated a large number of programs in Brazilian public health since the1960s. He has also participated in many international initiatives on Chagas disease control and epidemiology. João Carlos Pinto Dias has published extensively on the control, epidemiology and social aspects of Chagas disease.
Uskali Mäki is currently Professor of Philosophy at Erasmus University of Rotterdam. He is an editor of the Journal of Economic Methodology and member of the Executive Board of the International Network for Economic Method. He has published articles on topics in the philosophy of economics--such as realism, idealization, causation, explanation, and on the rhetoric, sociology and economics of economics--in publications such as the Journal of Economic Literature, Philosophy of the Social Sciences, Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science, History of Political Economy, Economics and Philosophy, and Cambridge Journal of Economics. He is co-editor of The Handbook of Economic Methodology (1998); Economics and Methodology: Crossing Boundaries (1998); Rationality, Institutions and Economic Methodology (1993); and editor of The Economic World View: Studies in the Ontology of Economics (forthcoming).
Laurie Anne Whitt is an Associate Professor of Philosophy in the Humanities Department at Michigan Technological University. Her research deals with issues lying at the intersection of science studies, indigenous studies, and legal studies.
Kristina Rolin is an Academy of Finland Research Fellow at the Department of Philosophy, University of Helsinki. She received her Ph. D. in philosophy from the University of Minnesota and Master of Social Science degree from the University of Helsinki.