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Ingemar Bohlin is an Associate Professor of Theory of Science at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. His research interests include the formalization of methods of synthesizing research findings in medicine, educational research and climate science. He has published in Social Studies of Science, Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, and Science as Culture.

John Dupré is currently Professor of Philosophy of Science at the University of Exeter, having formerly held posts at Oxford, Stanford, and Birkbeck College, London. He is the President of the British Society for the Philosophy of Science, and since 2002 he has been Director of the ESRC Centre for Genomics in Society (Egenis). His research has focused on a wide variety of biological issues of interest to philosophy, including the nature of species, organisms, and genes, the implications of evolutionary theory, and lately on genomics and various related areas of molecular biology (epigenetics, microbiology, systems biology and synthetic biology). His publications include The Disorder of Things: Metaphysical Foundations of the Disunity of Science (Harvard, 1993); Human Nature and the Limits of Science (Oxford, 2001); Humans and Other Animals (Oxford, 2002); and Darwin's Legacy: What Evolution Means Today (Oxford, 2003). He is coauthor, with the sociologist Barry Barnes, of Genomes and What to Make of Them (Chicago, 2008).

Ronald N. Giere is Professor of Philosophy Emeritus, a member and former Director of the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Minnesota, and a Past President of the Philosophy of Science Association. He is the author of Understanding Scientific Reasoning (5th ed., 2006), Explaining [End Page 392] Science: A Cognitive Approach (1988), Science Without Laws (1999), and Scientific Perspectivism (2006).

Janet A. Kourany is a Fellow of the John J. Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values and Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame. Her research within philosophy of science centers around science and values, gender and science, and most recently, agnotology, the study of ignorance. Her books include Philosophy of Science after Feminism (2010); The Challenge of the Social and the Pressure of Practice: Science and Values Revisited (2008), co-edited with Martin Carrier and Don Howard; The Gender of Science (2002); Feminist Philosophies (1999, 1992), co-edited with James Sterba and Rosemarie Tong; Philosophy in a Feminist Voice (1998); and Scientific Knowledge (1998, 1987). She is currently working on a new book entitled Forbidden Knowledge: The Social Construction and Management of Ignorance.

Kristina Rolin is Professor of Philosophy at University of Tampere in Finland. Her main areas of research are philosophy of science and epistemology, with emphasis on social epistemology and feminist epistemology. She has published articles in Cognitive Systems Research, Episteme, Hypatia, Philosophy of Science, Science & Education, Science Studies, and Social Epistemology.

Miriam Solomon is Professor of Philosophy at Temple University. Her research interests are in philosophy of science, philosophy of medicine, gender and science, bioethics and epistemology. She is the author of Social Empiricism (MIT Press 2001) and many articles. Professor Solomon is currently writing a book on evidence-based medicine, medical consensus conferences and narrative medicine, titled Making Medical Knowledge.

N. M. Swerdlow is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics of the University of Chicago and Visiting Associate in the Division of Humanities and Social Sciences of California Institute of Technology. His research is concerned principally with the history of astronomy from antiquity through the seventeenth century.

J. L. Heilbron is an emeritus professor of history at the University of California Berkeley. His most recent book is a biography of Galileo published by Oxford University Press in 2010. [End Page 393]



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