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).
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.
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).
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).
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).