Contributors to Paradoxes

Lea Cavalcanti Dias – She a program officer for Brooklyn College’s School of Public Health. She earned an MPA from Baruch College and a B.A. in business administration. She previously worked in fundraising and program management at nonprofits that provide education and other services for disadvantaged youth in Rwanda, Brazil and the United States.

John Collins – Columbia Philosophy Dept. His research in philosophy is driven by a desire to understand the nature of rationality. Collins’ articles and reviews on topics in probability, belief revision, decision theory, and metaphysics have appeared in such publications as MindThe Australian Journal of Philosophy, and Scientific Inquiry in Philosophical Perspective.

Barry Gragg – Physics teacher at the Dwight School

Paul Horwich – NYU Philosophy Dept. Professor of Philosophy (BA Oxford 1966, MA Yale 1969, PhD Cornell 1974). His principle contributions to the subject have been a probabilistic account of scientific methodology, a unified explanation of temporally asymmetric phenomena, a deflationary conception of truth, and a naturalistic use-theory of meaning.

Jay Lawrence – Dartmouth Physics Dept. Research interests: Condensed matter theory: Electron correlations and electron-phonon interactions, quantum information theory, decoherence and quantum measurement.

Nicole Price – Student at the Dwight School

Stephan Riemersma – Physics teacher at Midwood High School at Brooklyn College

James Randi – James Randi Educational Foundation. He has an international reputation as a magician and escape artist, but today he is best known as the world’s most tireless investigator and demystifier of paranormal and pseudoscientific claims.

Jacob Roberts – Formerly an editor of WebMD. Jacob is currently in Honduras as a member of the Peace Corps.

Ed Smith – Columbia Psychology Dept. Professor Smith’s research interests focus on: (a) working memory; (b) cognitive control, particularly attention and inhibition; (c) semantic memory; and (d) disruptions of these systems in psychiatric disorders.


Roy Sorensen – Washington University in St. Louis Philosophy Dept. Roy Sorensen is Professor of Philosophy. He is the author of six books: Blindspots (Oxford University Press/Clarendon Press, 1988), Thought Experiments (Oxford University Press, 1992) and Pseudo-Problems (Routledge, 1993), Vagueness and Contradiction, (Oxford University Press, 2001),A Brief History of the Paradox (Oxford Univeristy Press, 2003), and Seeing Dark Things (Oxford, 2007).

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