|Principal Editor:||Edward N. Zalta, Senior Research Scholar, Center for the Study of Language and Information, Stanford University|
|Senior Editor:||Uri Nodelman, Senior Research Engineer, Center for the Study of Language and Information, Stanford University|
|Associate Editor:||Colin Allen, Professor, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh|
|Assistant Editors:||Paul Oppenheimer,
Stanford University/The University of Adelaide
Hannah H. Kim
|Principal Contributors:||Editorial Board
List of Authors
|Consulting Software Engineer:||Paul Daniell|
|Other Contributors:||Occasional Referees
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|Faculty Sponsors:||R. Lanier Anderson,
Department of Philosophy, Stanford University
Thomas Icard, Department of Philosophy, Stanford University
|Advisory Board:||Department of Philosophy, Stanford University|
|Publisher:||Metaphysics Research Lab
Center for the Study of Language and Information
Stanford, CA 94305
|Library of Congress Catalog:||ISSN 1095-5054|
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