About the Author
Neil Robertson, editor, (Early Modern Studies and Contemporary Studies, University of King s College) is the author of a number of articles dealing with contemporary critiques of modernity particularly those by Leo Strauss, George Grant and John Milbank as well as articles concerned with early modern French political thought. He is the co-editor (with David Peddle) of Philosophy and Freedom: the Legacy of James Doull (University of Toronto Press, 2003). Gordon McOuat , editor, (Director, History of Science and Technology Programme, Univeristy of King s College/ Dalhousie University) was Senior Research Fellow at the Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology, MIT, 2001-2 and has published extensively on the history and philosophy of classification, logic and the rise of modern science. Tom Vinci, editor, (Professor of Philosophy, Dalhousie) is the author of Cartesian Truth (Oxford U. P., 1998) and works on decision theory, metaphysics and early modern science. His most recent publication is Mind-body Causation, Mind-body Union and the Special Mode of Thinking in Descartes, forthcoming in the British Journal for the History of Philosophy.