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Perspectives on Science 11.4 (2003) 516

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François Duchesneau is Professor of Philosophy and Vice-Rector at the Université de Montréal. In his work on the history of modern philosophy, he has written on Locke's empiricism and Leibniz's rationalism, and their relations to early modern science. In his work on history and philosophy of science in the context of the Scientific Revolution, with particular attention to seventeenth century models of "the living." Enlightenment physiology, and the nineteenth and twentieth centuries origins of cell theory.

Dennis Des Chene is Professor of Philosophy at Washington University in St. Louis. His research interests are in early modern philosophy and science, and he has written on natural philosophy—including physics and the life sciences—in late Scholastic and Cartesian thought.

Lisa Shapiro is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Simon Fraser University. She is interested most generally in early modern thought about the passions, and more specifically, in the way the passions figure in Descartes' metaphysics, philosophy of mind, and moral philosophy.

Karen Detlefsen is Assistant Professor in Philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania. she works on early modern philosophy, with specific interests in the relation between metaphysics and the life sciences, and in early modern women philosophers.

Saul Fisher is Assistant Program Officer for the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and current President (2003-4) of HOPOS, The International Society for the History of the Philosophy of Science. His historical work focuses on interactions between early modern philosophy and science, particularly in the thought of Pierre Gassendi and his fellow empiricist travelers.



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