“The place of science in life, the place of its peculiar subject-matter in the wide scheme of materials we experience, is a more ultimate function of philosophy than is any self-contained reflection upon science as such.”
- John Dewey (LW 6:19-20)
Currently, I am an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at The University of Texas at Dallas and the Director of the Center for Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology. I am also affiliated with the programs in History of Ideas, Emerging Media and Communication, and Arts and Technology and the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences. My primary field in philosophy is philosophy of science, though I also work and teach in the areas of history of philosophy, philosophy of mind, epistemology, and philosophy of technology. In addition to philosophy, my work touches on history and social studies of science, the cognitive sciences, and pop culture studies.
My current research focuses on two areas: the interplay of science and values, especially in the area of the relation between science and policy, and on the interpretation and application John Dewey’s logic and philosophy of science. I received my Ph.D. in Philosophy at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).
- Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
- Online Papers @ Academia.edu
- The Center for Values in Medicine, Science, and Technology
- “Values in Science beyond Undetermination and Inductive Risk” Philosophy of Science.
- “The Democratic Control of the Scientific Control of Politics” in Dennis Dieks and Vassilios Karakostas, editors, Recent Progress in Philosophy of Science: Perspectives and Foundational Problems. (Selected proceedings from the European Philosophy of Science Association 2011.)
- “The Source and Status of Values for Socially Responsible Science” Philosophical Studies, Volume 163, Issue 1, March 2013, pp 67-76.
- “John Dewey’s Logic of Science” HOPOS: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 2(2), Fall 2012, pp. 258-306.
- “Genuine Problems and the Significance of Science” (2010), Contemporary Pragmatism 7(2).
- “Models and perspectives on stage: remarks on Giere’s Scientific perspectivism” (2009) Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A, 40(2): 213-220.
- “Science as Socially Distributed Cognition: Bridging Philosophy and Sociology of Science” (2011) Foundations of the Formal Sciences VII: Bringing together Philosophy and Sociology of Science, v. 32 of Studies in Logic, pp. 17-30.
- “Relational Quantum Mechanics and the Determinacy Problem” (2009) British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 60(4): 679-695