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Andreas Blank is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Paderborn, Germany. Previously, he has been Visiting Fellow at the Center for Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh, the Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas at Tel Aviv University, the Herzog August Library in Wolfenbüttel, and the Jacques Loeb Center for the History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences at Ben-Gurion University, Be’er-Sheva, as well as Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Hamburg. His publications include Der logische Aufbau von Leibniz’ Metaphysik (2001), Leibniz: Metaphilosophy and Metaphysics, 1666–1686 (2005), and Biomedical Ontology and the Metaphysics of Composite Substances, 1540–1670 (2010).

Martin Campbell-Kelly is emeritus professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Warwick, where he specializes in the history of computing. His books include Computer: A History of the Information Machine, co-authored with William Aspray, From Airline Reservations to Sonic the Hedgehog: A History of the Software Industry, and ICL: A Business and Technical History. He is a member of the ACM History Committee and a member of the editorial board of the IEEE Annals of the History of Computing.

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.

Helge Kragh is Professor of History of Science at the Centre for Science Studies, Aarhus University, Denmark. His main research area is the history of the physical sciences since 1850, including the histories of [End Page 390] quantum physics, chemistry, astronomy, and cosmology, and he also has an interest in the science-religion relationship.

Mikhail G. Katz is Professor of Mathematics at Bar Ilan University. Among his publications are the following: (with P. Błaszczyk and D. Sherry) “Ten misconceptions from the history of analysis and their debunking,” Foundations of Science; (with A. Borovik) “Who gave you the Cauchy–Weierstras tale? The dual history of rigorous calculus,” Foundations of Science; (with A. Borovik and R. Jin) “An integer construction of infinitesimals: Toward a theory of Eudoxus hyperreals,” Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic; (with K. Katz) “Cauchy’s continuum,” Perspectives on Science; (with K. Katz) “Meaning in classical mathematics: is it at odds with Intuitionism?” Intellectica; (with K. Katz) “A Burgessian critique of nominalistic tendencies in contemporary mathematics and its historiography,” Foundations of Science; (with K. Katz) “Stevin numbers and reality,” Foundations of Science; (with E. Leichtnam) “Commuting and non-commuting infinitesimals,” to appear in American Mathematical Monthly; (with D. Sherry) “Leibniz’s infinitesimals: Their fictionality, their modern implementations, and their foes from Berkeley to Russell and beyond,” Erkenntnis; (with D. Sherry) “Leibniz’s laws of continuity and homogeneity,” Notices of the American Mathematical Society.

David M. Schaps is Associate Professor of Classical Studies at Bar Ilan University. Among his publications are Economic Rights of Women in Ancient Greece (1979), The Beauty of Japhet (in Hebrew, 1989), The Invention of Coinage and the Monetization of Ancient Greece (2004), Handbook for Classical Research (2011), and dozens of articles on ancient Greek history, language, and literature.

Steve Shnider is Professor of Mathematics at Bar Ilan University, Israel. He has published over 60 articles and three research monographs on a wide range of research topics including C.R. manifolds, gauge theory, supersymmetry, deformation theory, quantum groups, operads, and most recently Babylonian mathematics. Among his publications are: “Plimpton 322: a Review and a Different Perspective,” Archive for History of Exact Sciences, with John P. Britton and Christine Proust; and the research monographs: “Super Twistor Spaces and Super Yang-Mills Equation,” Seminaire de Mathematiques Superieures, with Ronny Wells, Jr.; Quantum Groups, from Coalgebras to Drinfeld Algebras (1994) with Shlomo Sternberg; Operads and their Applications in Algebra, Topology, and Physics (2002), with Martin Markl and Jim Stasheff. [End Page 391]

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. [End Page...


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