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Fernando Vidal is a senior research scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. His scholarly interests include the relationship of self and body in the Christian tradition, particularly how discussions of the resurrection of the body may have shaped through time notions of personal identity. A native of Argentina, he was graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University and went on to study at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris before earning master’s degrees in Fernando Vidal is a senior research scholar at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. His scholarly interests include the relationship of self and body in the Christian tradition, particularly how discussions of the resurrection of the body may have shaped through time notions of personal identity. A native of Argentina, he was graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University and went on to study at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris before earning master’s degrees in 25 What Is Our Knowledge of the Human Being? 26 psychology from the University of Geneva and in the history and philosophy of science from the Sorbonne. He took his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Geneva in 1988. He had begun his teaching career in the psychology department at Geneva three years earlier, and in 1989 he became a lecturer in the history and philosophy of science and a maître assistant in psychology. Dr. Vidal was appointed an assistant professor of psychology and humanities at the University of New Hampshire in 1990, a post he held for two years until returning to the University of Geneva. He was named a maître d’enseignement et de recherche there in 1994 and accepted his present position at the Max Planck Institute in 2000. He has been a visiting research scholar at Harvard, a visiting scholar at the American Academy in Rome, and an invited professor at the Pontifícia Universidad Católica do Rio de Janeiro, the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, the Universidad do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. The recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, he also has been awarded the Prix Latsis Universitaire of the Latsis International Foundation and named an Athena Fellow of the Swiss National Science Foundation. Dr. Vidal serves as consulting editor to History of Psychology, Revue d’histoire des sciences humaines, Studi di psicologia dell’educazione, and Cuadernos argentinos de historia de la psicologia, as well as to From Past to Future: Clark University Papers on the History of Psychology. He is the editor of an online edition of the early writings of Jean Piaget and of two books, including, most recently, (with Lorraine Daston) The Moral Authority of Nature, which was published in 2004 by the University of Chicago Press. In addition to articles and chapters in volumes of collected essays, he has written two books on Piaget, including Piaget Before Piaget (1994), which shows how moral and religious concerns influenced the Swiss psychologist’s intellectual development, and Piaget Neuchâtelois (1996). His latest work, Les sciences de l’âme: XVIe-XVIIIe siècle, was published last month by Champion.