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Scientia Salon Discussion of Abstract Explanation Preprint
There is lively discussion of my preprint "Abstract Explanations in Science" ( BJPS ) over at Scientia Salon. Readers of this blog might be interested in checking it out, and supporting the site more generally.
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My PSA 2014 talk (title, abstract and change in time)
This week is the 2014 edition of the Philosophy of Science Association conference. A great program has been assembled here . Due to an oversight on my part, a conflict developed, and I had to request that the program chair move the time for my talk. The tal...
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The most recent issue of the Journal for the History of Analytical Philosophy has just appeared with a long-awaited symposium on Glock's book on the nature of analytic philosophy. Discussants include me, Leila Haaparanta, Pan...
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Prominent biologist and science writer E. O. Wilson has a provocative Wall Street Journal opinion piece about the link between mathematical ability and scientific achievement. Perhaps the central ambiguity of his argument is ...
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I was lucky enough to be involved in the new edition of the popular philosophy of science anthology Philosophy of Science: The Central Issues. It appeared late last year and, judging from its Amazon r...
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As far as I can tell, two reviews of my book have appeared so far. The first is by Stuart Rowlands and was published in the journal Science and Education. The review summarizes the book and makes link...
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I'll read them later, but I look forward to do it!
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Paperback of <em>Mathematics and Scientific Representation</em> is out!
Thanks to some good work at Oxford, the paperback edition of my 2012 book is now available. (It is listed on Amazon at least, and should be on the OUP USA website soon.) As much as I wanted to, I resisted the urge to make corrections and improvements.
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Two new papers on abstract (mathematical) explanation
There has not been much activity here lately, but I wanted to link to two new papers of mine that tackle the vexing issue of mathematical explanation in math and in science. I try to isolate a kind of "abstract" explanation using two cases, and explore thei...
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This spring will see two conferences in the midwest on the history of analytic philosophy. First, there is Early Analytic Philosophy 7, hosted by Indiana-Purdue University, Fort Wayne during the weeke...
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The whole issue is now online. Thanks again to my co-editor Marion Vorms, the authors and of course the referees.
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After not posting too much for the last year or so, I am hoping to return to the blogosphere on a more consistent basis. As some readers of this blog may have seen, my book Mathematics and Scientific ...
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I am hoping it is easier than Newton!
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  • Ohio State University
    Associate Professor of Philosophy, 2012 - present
  • University of Missouri, Columbia
    Associate Professor of Philosophy, 2011 - 2012
  • Purdue University
    Associate Professor of Philosophy, 2002 - 2010
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Columbus, OH
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Columbia, MO - Kanata, Ontario, Canada - Brampton, Ontario, Canada - Oakland, CA - West Lafayette, IN - Pittsburgh, PA
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I am an associate professor in the philosophy department at the Ohio State University. My research is centered on the philosophy of science, the philosophy of mathematics and the history of analytic philosophy.
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  • University of California, Berkeley
    Ph.D., Philosophy, 1996 - 2002
  • University of Western Ontario
    B.A., Philosophy, 1992 - 1996
  • J. A. Turner S. S.
    1992
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