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Editorial Information

General Editor

John R. Shook is Research Associate in Philosophy and faculty member of the Science and the Public EdM online program of the University at Buffalo, New York. He also is Lecturer in Philosophy at Bowie State University in Maryland.

Among his books are Dewey’s Empirical Theory of Knowledge and Reality (author, 2000), Pragmatic Naturalism and Realism (editor, 2003), Blackwell Companion to Pragmatism (co-editor, 2005), The Future of Naturalism (co-editor, 2009), John Dewey’s Philosophy of Spirit (co-author, 2010), The God Debates: A 21st Century Guide for Atheists, Believers, and Everyone in Between (author, 2010). The Essential William James (editor, 2011), Neuroscience, Neurophilosophy, and Pragmatism (co-editor, 2014), American Philosophy and the Brain: Pragmatist Neurophilosophy, Old and New (co-editor, 2014), Dewey’s Social Philosophy: Democracy as Education (author, 2014), and the Oxford Handbook of Secularism (co-editor, 2017).

He is an editor of two philosophy journals: Contemporary Pragmatism, and Essays in the Philosophy of Humanism. Since 2000 Dr. Shook has worked with the Dictionary of Philosophers project, serving as general editor of The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers, 4 vols. (2005) and The Dictionary of Early American Philosophers, 2 vols. (edited, 2012). He also edited Historical Essays in 20th-Century American Philosophy (2015), and The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Philosophers in America (2016).

Editorial Advisory Board

Sandrine Berges is Associate Professor in Philosophy at Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey. She is the author of The Routledge Companion to Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (2013) and A Feminist Perspective on Virtue Ethics (2015). She also co-edited The Social and Political Philosophy of Mary Wollstonecraft (2017) with Alan Coffee. She recently translated Sophie de Grouchy’s Letters on Sympathy with an introduction with Eric Schliesser. She runs the blog Feminist History of Philosophy and is one of the founders of the new SWIP-Turkey and of the Mary Wollstonecraft Philosophical Society. www.sandrineberges.com

Stuart Brown taught at St Andrews and London (Birkbeck College) before joining the staff of the Open University, where he was Professor of Philosophy until 2003 and where he is now Professor Emeritus.  His interests are wide-ranging but his most substantial publications have been in philosophy of religion and history of philosophy. He is editor of The Dictionary of Twentieth-Century Philosophers (2005) and a contributor to other dictionaries in the series.

Oliver Leaman is a Professor of Philosophy and Zantker Professor of Judaic Studies at the University of Kentucky, USA. He is particularly interested in Islamic, Jewish and Eastern philosophy. He is the author and editor of several books on Islamic philosophy and Jewish philosophy including The Qur’an: A Philosophical Guide (2016) and The Biographical Encyclopedia of Islamic Philosophy (2006).

W. J. Mander was educated at University College London and Corpus Christi College Oxford. After holding a Junior Research Fellowship at St Anne's College, he became a Fellow of Harris Manchester College. Although he is also interested in Early Modern Philosophy, his main area of research is in Nineteenth Century British Philosophy. He is co-editor of The Dictionary of Nineteenth-Century British Philosophers (2002).

Katherine O’Donnell is Associate Professor of Philosophy at University College Dublin, Ireland.

Andrew Pyle has a very wide range of philosophical interests, but his research is concentrated in two central areas. One is the History and Philosophy of Science, with a special interest in Scientific Revolutions. The other is the Metaphysics and Epistemology of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth. He is an active member of the British Society for the History of Philosophy, and on the editorial board of its journal, the British Journal for the History of Philosophy. He is editor of The Dictionary of Seventeenth-Century British Philosophers (2000).

Shyam Ranganathan is a member of the Department of Philosophy and the York Centre for Asian Research, York University, Toronto. His research and publications span the philosophy of language (especially philosophy of thought and translation theory), ethics (especially ethical theory), political philosophy (as it pertains to colonialism and race), the philosophy of religion and South Asian philosophy. Many of these interests converge in his work on Indian ethics and Indian traditions of meditational philosophies. 

Dorothy Rogers is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Religion and coordinator of Jewish American Studies at Montclair State University, USA.

Emily Thomas is Assistant Professor in Philosophy at Durham University. She holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge, and has published widely on the history of metaphysics, especially space and time. Her most recent books are Absolute Time: Rifts in Early Modern British Metaphysics (2018) and Early Modern Women on Metaphysics (2018). Throughout her work she pays attention to philosophers traditionally neglected by the history of philosophy, especially women.