Nancy D. Cartwright is a professor of philosophy at the University of California at San Diego and Durham University in the United Kingdom. She is a philosopher of natural and social science who has worked primarily on issues of realism, modeling, causation, and evidence. She is a recent winner of the Lebowitz Prize for Philosophical Achievement, recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, and is the author of How the Laws of Physics Lie; Nature’s Capacities and Their Measurement; The Dappled World: A Study of the Boundaries of Science; Hunting Causes and Using Them: Approaches in Philosophy and Economics; and coauthor, with Jeremy Hardie, of Evidence-Based Policy: A Practical Guide to Doing It Better.
Anthony Chemero is a professor of philosophy and psychology at the University of Cincinnati. His research is both philosophical and empirical; typically, it tries to be both at the same time. His work focuses on questions related to nonlinear dynamical modeling, ecological psychology, complex systems, phenomenology, and artificial life. He is the author of Radical Embodied Cognitive Science and coauthor, with Stephan Käufer, of Phenomenology: An Introduction. He is editing the second edition of The MIT Encyclopedia of the Cognitive Sciences.
Ronald N. Giere is professor of philosophy emeritus at the University of Minnesota. He is the author of Explaining Science: A Cognitive Approach; Science without Laws; Scientific Perspectivism; and coauthor, with John Bickle and Robert F. Mauldin, of Understanding Scientific Reasoning.
Tarja Knuuttila is an associate professor of philosophy at the University of South Carolina. She has been active as editor in chief of Science and Technology Studies, as well as holding research fellowships in Finland and Switzerland.
Andrea Loettgers is a philosopher of science at the University of Bern, Switzerland. In her research she addresses epistemological questions surrounding the modeling practice in interdisciplinary research contexts.
Deborah Mayo is a professor of philosophy at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Her books are Error and the Growth of Experimental Knowledge, a winner of the 1998 Lakatos Prize in philosophy of science; Error and Inference: Recent Exchanges on Experimental Reasoning, Reliability, and the Objectivity and Rationality of Science, coedited with Aris Spanos; and Statistical Inference as Severe Testing: How to Get Beyond the Statistics Wars.
Isabelle F. Peschard is an associate professor of philosophy at San Francisco State University. Her work in philosophy of science has focused on the practice of science, specifically on the ways in which the activities of modeling, experimenting, and simulating are intertwined, both helping and constraining each other, and on the role of values and judgments of relevance.
Joseph Rouse is Hedding Professor of Moral Science in the philosophy department at Wesleyan University. He is the author of Knowledge and Power: Towards a Political Philosophy of Science; Engaging Science: How to Understand Its Practices Philosophically; How Scientific Practices Matter: Reclaiming Philosophical Naturalism; and Articulating the World: Conceptual Understanding and the Scientific Image.
Paul Teller is professor emeritus at the University of California at Davis. He is the author of An Interpretive Introduction to Quantum Field Theory.
Bas C. van Fraassen is a professor of philosophy at San Francisco State University and McCosh Professor of Philosophy, Emeritus, at Princeton University. He is the author of The Scientific Image; Laws and Symmetry; Quantum Mechanics: An Empiricist View; The Empirical Stance; and Scientific Representation: Paradoxes of Perspective.
Michael Weisberg is a professor and the chair of philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania, where he codirects the Penn Laboratory for Understanding Science and is Associate Director for Outreach of MindCORE. He is the author of Simulation and Similarity: Using Models to Understand the World.
Eric Winsberg is a professor of philosophy at the University of South Florida. He is the author of Science in the Age of Computer Simulation and the forthcoming Philosophy and Climate Science.