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Arnold I. Davidson is Asociate Professor of Philosophy and a member of the Committee on the Conceptual Foundations of Sicence and the Committee on General Studies in the Humanities at the University of Chicago. He is also the Executive Editor of Critical Inquiry . He has published articles on the history of psychiatry and medicine, moral and political philosophy, and contemporary continental philosophy. He is currently working on the history of horror as it relates to the epistemology of norms and deviations.

John DuprÉ is Associate Professor of Philosphy at Stanford University. His interest is the philosophy of science, especially the philosophy of evolutionary theory. He is editor of The Latest on the Best: Essays and Evolution and Optimality (Cambridge: MIT Press, 1987).

Roger Hahn is Professor of HIstory at the University of California, Berkeley. His interest is the history of science and technology, particularly in the eighteenth century. His books include Laplace as a Newtonian Scientist (Los Angeles: Clark Library, 1967) and The Anatomy of a Scientific Institution: The Paris Academy of Sciences, 1666–1803 (Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1971; pb. ed. 1986).

Stuart Hamphire is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Stanford University. He has written extensively on moral philosophy, philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of the European Enlightenment. He is a Fellow of both the British Academy and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


Evelyn Fox Keller is, since 1988, Professor of Women's Studies and Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley. Formerly Professor of Mathematics and Humanities at Northeastern University and Visiting Professor in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, she is the author of A Feeling for the Organism: The Life and Work of Barbara McClintock (San Francisco: W. A. Freeman, 1983) and Reflections on Gender and Science (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1985).

Melvin Konner , an anthropologist and M.D., is Samuel Dobbs Professor of Anthropology, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, and Affiliate Scientist at the Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center, Emory University. He is the author of Becoming a Doctor (New York: Viking, 1987) and The Tangled Wing: Biological Constraints on the Human Spirit (New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1983).

Allen Newell is University Professor of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. A leading theorist of cognitive science, his books include Human Problem Sovling (Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1972) and Computer Structures (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1986). In 1986, he delivered the William James Lectures at Harvard University.

Harriet Ritvo is Associate Professor in the Department of Humanities, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her primary interest is the cultural history of Victorian England. She is the author of The Animal Estate: The English and Other Creatures in the Victorian Age (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1987).

James J. Sheehan is Dickason Professor of Humanities and Professor of History, Stanforcd University. A specialist in modern European history, he is the author of German Liberalism in te Nineteenth Century (Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press, 1978) and German History, 1770–1866 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1989).

MOrton Sosna is a Fellow of the Humanities Center and Lecturer in American Studies, Stanford University. He is the author of In Search of the Silent South: Southern Liberals and the Race Issue (New York: Columbia University Press, 1977) and co-editor of Reconstructing Individualism: Autonomy, Individuality and the Self in Western Thought (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1986).

Sherry Turkle is Associate Professor of Sociology in the Program in Science, Technology, and Society, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Her current interest is in the relationship between artificial intelligence and psychoanalysis. She is the author of Psychoanalytic Politics (New York: Basic Books, 1978) and The Second Self: Computers and the Human Spirit (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1984).

Bernard Williams , formerly Provost of King's College, Cambridge, England, is now Monroe Deutsch Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley. His many philosophical writings include Ethics and the Limits of Philosophy (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1985); Morality (New York: Harper and Row, 1972); Descartes: The Project of Pure Enquiry (Oxford: Penguin, 1978).

Terry Winograd , Associate Professor of Computer Science, Stanford University, wrote an early artifical intellligence program, Understanding Natural Language (New York: Academic Press, 1972), and has done extensive research and writing on computer models of human language: Language as a Cognitive Process (New York: Addison-Wesley, 1983). He has collaborated with Fernando Flores in a critique of work in artificial intelligence and in developing a theory of language that serves as a basic for the design of computer systems; Understanding Computers and Cognition (New York: Addison-Wesley, 1987). He is also a founding member and current national president of Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility.


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