- Notes on Contributors
Yaakov Zik is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Haifa. His research interests are history of optics, history of astronomy, and history and philosophy of scientific instruments in sixteenth and seventeenth century Europe. With a special interest, Yaakov is exploring for new perspectives on the way we should grasp the progress of scientific knowledge in optics, observations, experiments, and the development of the scientific instrument as a bearer of theory.
Alisa Bokulich is an Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department at Boston University. She received her Ph.D. (2001) in History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Notre Dame. Her primary area of research, within the philosophy of physics, is on the relationship between classical and quantum mechanics.
Lee McIntyre is a Research Fellow at the Center for the Philosophy and History of Science at Boston University. His research interests are in the philosophy of natural and social science. His book Laws and Explanation in the Social Sciences was published by Westview Press in 1996 and his article “Supervenience and Explanatory Exclusion” is forthcoming in Critica. He has taught at Tufts and Colgate Universities
Allan Walstad is Associate Professor of Physics at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, where he's taught since 1978. He is an Associate of the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh. The economics of scientific research lies at the intersection of his technical training and two avocational interests. His work in this area is detailed in his paper, “Science as a Market Process”, which is being published in The Independent Review this summer (vol. 7, no. 1.).
Eric Lewis is completing his Ph.D. in the Graduate Program in Science and Technology Studies at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. His current research interests include early modern matter theories and the reception of Cartesian metaphysics in Seventeenth Century England. He recently published an article about Walter Charleton's eclectism and co-authored an encyclopedia article about early modern conceptions of body, matter and space.