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(p. viii) Notes on Contributors

(p. viii) Notes on Contributors

Peter R. Anstey is Professor of Early Modern Philosophy at the University of Otago, New Zealand. His recent research focused on early modern philosophy and natural philosophy, with special reference to the writings of John Locke and Robert Boyle. He is currently researching the historiography of the philosophy of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Gábor Boros is Professor of Philosophy at Eötvös University, Budapest. He has published widely in Hungarian, English, German, and French. He is author and editor of The Concept of Love in 17th and 18th Century Philosophy (Leuven University Press/Eötvös Kiadó Budapest, 2008). His current research focuses on philosophy in the early Enlightenment, and philosophies of emotion.

Desmond M. Clarke is Professor (emeritus) of Philosophy at University College Cork, and a member of the Royal Irish Academy. He is general editor (with Karl Ameriks) of Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy; his recent monographs include Descartes's Theory of Mind (Oxford, 2003) and Descartes: A Biography (Cambridge, 2006). His translations include a two‐volume edition of Descartes for Penguin.

Stephen Darwall is Andrew Downey Orrick Professor of Philosophy at Yale University. He has written widely on the foundations and history of ethics. His books include Impartial Reason, Philosophical Ethics, Welfare and Rational Care, and, most recently, The Second‐Person Standpoint. He is the editor, with Allan Gibbard and Peter Railton, of Moral Discourse and Practice, and has also edited a number of volumes on normative ethics. He is a founding co‐editor, with David Velleman, of The Philosophers' Imprint.

Stephen Gaukroger is ARC Professorial Fellow and Professor of History of Philosophy and History of Science at the University of Sydney; he is also Professor of Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen. Recent monographs include Descartes: An Intellectual Biography (1995), Francis Bacon and the Transformation of Early‐Modern Philosophy (2001), Descartes' System of Natural Philosophy (2002), and The Emergence of a Scientific Culture: Science and the Shaping of Modernity, 1210–1680 (2006).

(p. ix) Jean‐François Gauvin is a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at McGill University, Montréal, and former Curator at the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, Harvard University. His research focuses on instrumentation from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries. Since 2000, he has co‐written and co‐edited two prize‐winning volumes as well as several articles and book reviews dealing with instruments and instrument making.

Ursula Goldenbaum is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Emory University. She was a member at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton in 2007/8. She published monographs on Spinoza (Hagen, 1993) and on intellectual public debates in the German Enlightenment (Berlin, 2004), and has edited Leibniz (Berlin, 1991) and Rousseau (Weimar, 2000). Most recently she co‐edited (with Douglas Jesseph) a volume on Leibniz and the metaphysical and mathematical controversy concerning infinitesimals (Berlin, New York, 2006).

Emily Grosholz is Professor of Philosophy and a member of the Center for Fundamental Theory/Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos at the Pennsylvania State University. She is also a member of SPHERE‐REHSEIS (University of Paris Denis Diderot–Paris 7 and CNRS). She is the author of Representation and Productive Ambiguity in Mathematics and the Sciences (Oxford, 2007).

Helen Hattab is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Houston. She is the author of Descartes on Forms and Mechanisms (Cambridge, 2009) and of articles on the relations between Descartes' philosophy, late Scholastic philosophy, and Renaissance mechanics.

Philippe Hamou is maître de conférences in philosophy at the University of Paris, Ouest‐Nanterre. His publications include La mutation du visible, essai sur la portée épistémologique des instruments d'optique au XVIIe siècle, 2 vols. (Presses du Septentrion, 1999–2001); Voir et Connaître à l'âge classique (Paris, 2002). He is also the editor of Locke, Essai sur l'entendement humain, trans. Pierre Coste (Paris, 2009), and, with Marta Spranzi, of Galilée: Ecrits coperniciens (Paris, 2004).

Ian Hunter is an Australian Professorial Fellow in the Centre for the History of European Discourses, University of Queensland. His recent publications include Rival Enlightenments: Civil and Metaphysical Philosophy in Early Modern Germany (Cambridge, 2001); The Secularisation of the Confessional State: The Political Thought of Christian Thomasius (Cambridge, 2007). He has edited Heresy in Transition: Transforming Ideas of Heresy in Medieval and Early Modern Europe (London, 2005) (with John Christian Laursen and Cary J. Nederman); The Philosopher in Early Modern Europe: The Nature of a Contested Identity (Cambridge, 2006) (with Conal Condren and Stephen Gaukroger).

P. J. E. Kail, University Lecturer in the History of Modern Philosophy, University of Oxford, Official Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy, St Peter's College. Peter Kail (p. x) held posts at Cambridge and Edinburgh before coming to Oxford. He is the author of Projection and Realism in Hume's Philosophy (Oxford, 2007), and has written articles on Hutcheson, Hume, and more recently, Nietzsche.

Jaap Maat is a lecturer at the Department of Philosophy, University of Amsterdam, a member of the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC), and a researcher at the Centre for Linguistics, University of Oxford, where he is preparing a critical edition of John Wallis's Treatise of Logick (1685). His publications include George Dalgarno on Universal Language (Oxford, 2001; jointly with David Cram), and Philosophical Languages in the Seventeenth Century: Dalgarno, Wilkins, Leibniz (Kluwer, 2004).

José R. Maia Neto is Professor of Philosophy at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (Belo Horizonte, Brazil). He is the author of numerous articles on early modern scepticism; his monographs include Machado de Assis, The Brazilian Pyrrhonian (Purdue University Press, 1994) and The Christianization of Pyrrhonism (Kluwer, 1995). He edited, with Richard H. Popkin, Skepticism: An Anthology (Prometheus, 2007).

Philip Milton is lecturer in law at the University of Leicester. He is the editor (with J. R. Milton) of John Locke, An Essay concerning Toleration and Other Writings on Law and Politics, 1667–1683 (Oxford, 2006).

Steven Nadler is the William H. Hay II Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin‐Madison and the co‐editor of Oxford Studies in Early Modern Philosophy. His books include Spinoza: A Life (Cambridge, 1999) and The Best of All Possible Worlds: A Story of Philosophers, God and Evil (Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2008).

Eileen O'Neill is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts‐Amherst. She published the first modern edition of Margaret Cavendish's Observations upon Experimental Philosophy (Cambridge, 2001); co‐edited, with Christia Mercer, Early Modern Philosophy: Mind, Matter and Metaphysics (Oxford, 2005), and is co‐editing, with Marcy Lascano, Feminist History of Philosophy (forthcoming, Springer).

Pauline Phemister is Reader in Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh and Deputy Director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities. She is author of Leibniz and the Natural World: Activity, passivity and corporeal substances in the philosophy of Leibniz (Springer, 2005) and The Rationalists: Descartes, Spinoza and Leibniz (Polity, 2006).

Alexander Rueger is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Alberta. He has published widely in the history and philosophy of physics, and on eighteenth‐century aesthetics. He is currently writing a book on Kant's aesthetics in its historical context.

(p. xi) Paul Russell is Professor in Philosophy at the University of British Columbia. His published work includes Freedom and Moral Sentiment: Hume's Way of Naturalizing Responsibility (Oxford University Press, 1995) and The Riddle of Hume's Treatise: Skepticism, Naturalism, and Irreligion (Oxford University Press, 2008). In 2010 he will be Fowler Hamilton Visiting Fellow at Christ Church, Oxford.

Tad M. Schmaltz is professor of philosophy at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is the author of Descartes on Causation (2008), Radical Cartesianism (Cambridge, 2002), and Malebranche's Theory of the Soul (Oxford, 1996), and has edited Receptions of Descartes (Routledge, 2005).

R. W. Serjeantson is a Fellow and Lecturer in History, Trinity College, Cambridge. He specializes in intellectual history in the early modern period, and is editing (with A. Vine) vol. III of the Oxford Francis Bacon. Recent publications include ‘Hume's General Rules and the “Chief Business of Philosophers” ’ (Impressions of Hume: Oxford, 2005), and ‘ “Human Understanding” and the Genre of Locke's Essay’ (Intellectual History Review, 2008).

Justin E. H. Smith is associate professor of philosophy at Concordia University, Montreal. He is the author of Divine Machines: Leibniz's Philosophy of Biology (Princeton University Press, 2010), and is currently working on a critical edition and translation for the Yale Leibniz series, with François Duchesneau, of Georg Ernst Stahl's Negotium Otiosum. His current research concerns the impact of European colonial expansion and exploration in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries on early modern philosophical reflections about human nature and human difference.

Mary Tiles is Professor (emeritus) of Philosophy at the University of Hawaii, Mānoa. She is the author of Bachelard: Science and Objectivity (1984), Introduction to the Philosophy of Set Theory (1989), Mathematics and the Image of Reason (1991), co‐author with James Tiles of The Authority of Knowledge: An Introduction to Historical Epistemology (1993) and with Hans Oberdiek of Living in a Technological Culture: Human Tools and Human Values (1995). Recent research interests include the role of technology in the development of global environmental science.

Catherine Wilson is Regius Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen. She is the author of Epicureanism at the Origins of Modernity (Oxford, 2008), Descartes's Meditations: An Introduction (Cambridge, 2003), and the recently reprinted The Invisible World: Early Modern Philosophy and the Invention of the Microscope (Princeton, 2009). She was editor of History of Philosophy Quarterly from 1998 to 2003.