Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Winter 2002 Edition
Past Contributing Subject Editors
- Rob Clifton (1964-2002), served 1997-2000.
- Founding subject editor for philosophy of physics at the
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. He served from April 1997 to
December 2000, specializing in entries on quantum theory. Rob not
only organized the topics on quantum theory, but also commissioned
approximately 25 entries. Rob was one of the first philosophers to
recognize the worth of the Encyclopedia and he helped set our
exacting editorial standards. Rob's energy and example attracted the
best scholars to the Editorial Board. His love of philosophy and
commitment to rigor of thought inspired every author he commissioned
and is reflected in every article he edited.
- Peter Simons, served 1997-2001.
- Originally a consulting editor, and then a founding subject
editor for metaphysics at the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Peter served from April 1997 to December 2001, primarily helping to
create the list of 80 topics in Metaphysics, and offering advice and
suggestions about authors. We have benefited a lot from the time,
effort and insight he gave to the encyclopedia.