(p. xi) List of Contributors
(p. xi) List of Contributors
Frank Arntzenius is Professor of Philosophy at Oxford University and is the Sir Peter Strawson Fellow at University College, Oxford. His research, so far, has mostly been in philosophy of physics and in decision theory. He just finished writing a book on the structure of space and time, which will come out with Oxford University Press. He is now switching his research area to political philosophy, and is particularly interested in peace studies and peace activism.
David Atkinson studied at Cambridge University; in 1972 he became Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. He has written four text books on quantum mechanics and quantum field theory (Rinton Press, 2001–2004), and published many articles on time, thought experiments and confirmation. His recent interests centre on infinity in physics and the philosophy of probability.
Yuri Balashov is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Georgia, US. His interests are in analytic metaphysics and philosophy of science. He is the author of Persistence and Spacetime (Oxford, 2010), a co‐editor of Einstein Studies in Russia (Birkhäuser, 2002) and Philosophy of Science: Contemporary Readings (Routledge, 2002), and has published in major philosophy journals, such as Noûs, Philosophical Studies, American Philosophical Quarterly, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, Philosophical Quarterly, Monist, and British Journal for the Philosophy of Science.
Craig Bourne is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Hertfordshire. His research interests centre on metaphysics, logic, and the philosophical implications of science. In the philosophy of time, he has published a number of articles and a book A Future for Presentism (Oxford University Press 2006). He is currently working on the representation of time in logic and in fiction.
David O. Brink is Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, San Diego and Director of the Institute for Law and Philosophy at the University of San Diego School of Law. His research interests are in ethical theory, history of ethics, and jurisprudence. He is the author of Moral Realism and the Foundations of Ethics (Cambridge, 1989) and Perfectionism and the Common Good: Themes in the Philosophy of T.H. Green (Oxford, 2003).
Barry Dainton is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Liverpool. His research is mainly in metaphysics and the philosophy of mind. He is the author of The (p. xii) Phenomenal Self (OUP, 2008), Stream of Consciousness (Routledge, 2006 ), and Time and Space (Acumen, 2001).
John Earman is Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Pittsburgh. His research interests center on the history, methodology, and foundations of modern physics. He is the author of A Primer on Determinism, World Enough and Space‐Time: Absolute vs. Relational Theories of Space and Time, and Bangs, Crunches, Whimpers, and Shrieks: Singularities and Acausalities in Relativistic Spacetimes. He is co‐editor with Jeremy Butterfield of Handbook of the Philosophy of Science. Philosophy of Physics.
Shaun Gallagher is Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Sciences at The University of Central Florida. He is Editor of Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, an interdisciplinary journal published by Springer. His research interests include phenomenology and the philosophy of mind, philosophical psychology, embodiment, intersubjectivity, hermeneutics, and the philosophy of time.
Jan Hilgevoord studied theoretical physics at the University of Amsterdam. From 1967 to 1987 he was Professor of Theoretical Physics in Amsterdam, and from 1987 until his retirement in 1992 Professor in the Philosophy of the Exact Sciences at the University of Utrecht. He edited Physics and Our View of the World (Cambridge University Press, 1994) and wrote many articles on the foundations of quantum mechanics.
Carl Hoefer is currently an ICREA Research Professor at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), and has also taught at the University of California (Riverside) and the London School of Economics. His primary interest is in the metaphysics of nature, and what we can learn about it from physics.
Christoph Hoerl is in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Warwick. His research interests include philosophy of mind, epistemology, memory, time, and causal understanding.
Jenann Ismael is Queen Elizabeth II Research Fellow at the Centre for Time at the University of Sydney and Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Arizona. Her work focuses on philosophy of physics with related interests in questions about mind and the nature of perspective. She has published two books and numerous articles.
Claus Kiefer is a Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Cologne, Germany. He earned his PhD from Heidelberg University in 1988. He has held positions at the Universities of Heidelberg, Zurich, and Freiburg, and was an invited visitor to the Universities of Alberta, Bern, Cambridge, Montpellier, and others. His main interests include quantum gravity, cosmology, black holes, and the foundations of quantum theory, and he has authored several books including the monograph Quantum Gravity (second edition: Oxford 2007).
(p. xiii) Douglas Kutach is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Brown University. His research ranges over topics in the philosophy of physics and metaphysics. He is an advocate for Empirical Fundamentalism, a naturalistic program based on exploiting a distinction between fundamental and derivative reality to solve a broad array of philosophical problems. He is the author of Causation and Its Basis in Fundamental Physics as well as articles on causal asymmetry, reduction, and philosophical methodology.
Jean‐Pierre Luminet is an astrophysicist at the Paris‐Meudon Observatory in France and a leading expert on black holes and cosmology. He has published numerous articles in the most prestigious journals and reviews in these areas. He was awarded many prizes for his work in pure science and in science communication. Luminet has produced more than twenty books, including Black Holes (Cambridge University Press, 1992) and The Wraparound Universe (AK Peters 2005), as well as historical novels, poetry, and TV documentaries.
Teresa McCormack is Professor of Developmental Psychology at Queen's University, Belfast. Her research focuses on temporal and causal cognition and its development in children. She is the co‐editor of two interdisciplinary volumes, Time and Memory: Issues in Philosophy and Psychology (Oxford University Press, 2001), and Joint Attention: Issues in Philosophy and Psychology (Oxford University Press, 2005). A further volume, Understanding Counterfactuals, Understanding Causation: Issues in Philosophy and Psychology, will be published by Oxford University Press in 2011. She has also published numerous empirical papers on children's cognitive development.
Ulrich Meyer is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Colgate University. His research interests include metaphysics, logic, and the philosophy of science, with a special focus on the philosophy of time. His first book, The Nature of Time, is being published by Clarendon Press, Oxford.
M. Joshua Mozersky is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Queen's University in Kingston. He works in metaphysics, the philosophy of language and the philosophy of science. The philosophy of time, which is found at the intersection of these three areas, is a long‐standing and continuing interest, though current projects also include: truthmaking and modality, the metaphysics of objects, the nature of properties and the question of just what metaphysics is, or could be, after all.
Jill North is an Assistant Professor in the Philosophy and physics departments at Yale, where she also studied physics and philosophy as an undergraduate. Her research interests include philosophy of physics, metaphysics, and philosophy of science.
Huw Price is ARC Federation Fellow, Challis Professor of Philosophy, and Director of the Centre for Time at the University of Sydney. His publications include Facts and the Function of Truth (Blackwell, 1988), Time's Arrow and Archimedes' Point (OUP, 1996), and Naturalism Without Mirrors (OUP, 2010), a recent collection of his essays on pragmatism and naturalism. He is also co‐editor (with Richard Corry) of Causation, Physics, and the Constitution of Reality: Russell's Republic Revisited (OUP, 2007).
(p. xiv) Steven Savitt is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He received his PhD from Brandeis University under the supervision of Jean van Heijenoort and began his career as a philosopher of logic. He was subsequently captured by the philosophy of time and has been twisting in its coils ever since. Currently he is collaborating on a monograph, The Now in Physics, with Richard Arthur and Dennis Dieks.
Lawrence Sklar is the Carl G. Hempel and William K. Frankena Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy at the University of Michigan. He has published work in the philosophy of space and time, the foundations of statistical mechanics, and the methodology of physical science. Some of his published books are Space, Time and Spacetime, Physics and Chance, Theory and Truth, Philosophy of Physics, and Philosophy and Spacetime Physics.
Christopher Smeenk is an Assistant Professor in Philosophy at the University of Western Ontario. He received a B.A. degree in Physics and Philosophy from Yale University in 1995, and pursued graduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh leading to a PhD in History and Philosophy of Science in 2003. Prior to arriving at UWO, he held a post‐doctoral fellowship at the Dibner Institute for History of Science and Technology (MIT) and was an assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy at UCLA (2003–2007). His main research interests are history and philosophy of physics, general issues in philosophy of science, and seventeenth‐century natural philosophy.
Jean Paul Van Bendegem is Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Free University of Brussels) where he teaches courses in logic and philosophy of science. His research focuses on two themes: the philosophy of strict finitism and the development of a comprehensive theory of mathematical practice. Among recent publications are Perspectives on Mathematical Practices (co‐editor Bart Van Kerkhove, Springer, 2006) and Mathematical Arguments in Context (co‐author Bart Van Kerkhove, Foundations of Science, 2009).
Christian Wüthrich is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Science Studies at the University of California, San Diego. He received his PhD in History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Pittsburgh after having read physics, mathematics, philosophy, and history and philosophy of science at Bern, Cambridge, and Pittsburgh. He works in philosophy and history of physics, philosophy of science and the metaphysics of science. He has published in various journals in philosophy and in physics.
Dean Zimmerman is Professor of Philosophy at Rutgers University. His research interests include the nature of time and persistence, and God's relation to temporal things. He is editor or co‐editor of several books in metaphysics and philosophy of religion, including: The Oxford Handbook of Metaphysics (Oxford, 2003), Persons: Human and Divine (Oxford, 2007), Contemporary Debates in Metaphysics (Blackwell, 2007), and the series Oxford Studies in Metaphysics.