Dana Jalobeanu is lecturer in Philosophy at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, member of the research centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science CELFIS, and of the research center Foundations of Early Modern Thought (FEM), University of Bucharest. She is the executive editor of the journal Societate si politica and co-editor of the Journal of Early Modern Studies. She is general secretary of the International Society for Intellectual History and member of the steering committee of HOPOS. She is one of the initiators and co-organizers, since 2001, of the Princeton-Bucharest seminar in early modern philosophy (12 editions since 2001). Research interests: the emergence of science, experimental philosophy from Bacon to Newton. Perspective: integrated HPS. She is Principal Investigator of a 4 year research grant From natural history of science (2011-2015) and the Romanian coordinator of a European Research Council grant (The medicine of the mind and natural philosophy in early modern England) held jointly by The Warburg Institute and New Europe College (Bucharest).
She has co-edited (with Peter Anstey), Vanishing matter and the laws of nature: Descartes and beyond, Routledge: London, 2011. Recent articles: Learning from experiment: classification, concept formation and modeling in Francis Bacon’s experimental philosophy, Revue Roumaine de philosophie 57 (1) (2013) 75-93, Idolatry, Natural History and Spiritual Medicine: Francis Bacon and the Neo-Stoic Protestantism of the Late Sixteenth Century, Perspectives on Science, 21: 2012: 207-226, Francis Bacon’s natural history and the Senecan Natural Histories of Early Modern Europe, Early Science and Medicine, 17: 1-2, 2012, pp. 197-229, Bacon’s Brotherhood and its classical sources, in Francis Bacon and the birth of technology, edited by Claus Zittel, Gisela Engel, Romano Nanni, Intersections 11/(2008), Brill, vol I, 197-230.
Charles T. Wolfe is a Research Fellow in the Department of Philosophy and Moral Sciences and Sarton Centre for History of Science, Ghent University, and an Associate Member of the Unit for History and Philosophy of Science, University of Sydney and CFCUL, Department of Philosophy, University of Lisbon. He is also responsible for the lecture series in history and philosophy of science in the Sarton Centre for History of Science at Ghent. He works primarily in history and philosophy of the early modern life sciences, with a particular interest in materialism and vitalism. He has edited volumes including Monsters and Philosophy (2005), The Body as Object and Instrument of Knowledge (2010, with O. Gal), Vitalism and the scientific image in post-Enlightenment life-science (2013, with S. Normandin) and Brain Theory. Essays in Critical Neurophilosophy (2014), and has papers in journals including Dix-huitième siècle, History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences, La Lettre clandestine, Multitudes, Perspectives on Science, Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Science in Context and others. His current project is a monograph on the conceptual foundations of Enlightenment vitalism, in addition to several editorial projects on Enlightenment biology (w. C. Bognon) and early modern clandestine thought (w. S. Bisset and M.-C. Felton). He is also the founding editor of the Springer series in History, Philosophy and Theory of the Life Sciences.