glacierbiography265x365My research focuses on central issues in the philosophy of science, metaphysics, and epistemology, including topics in the philosophy of physics and biology. Much of this revolves around debates concerning versions of scientific realism (such as entity realism and structural realism) and antirealism (especially empiricism), as well as the nature of dispositions, causation, laws of nature, and natural kinds. I have worked on scientific modeling, representation, and attendant issues such as the nature of abstraction and idealization, and the consequences these practices have for concepts such as knowledge and truth, as well as the relationship between science, metaphysics, and the philosophy of science. My current project concerns the epistemology of scientific disagreement and related questions regarding the public understanding of science, governance, and public policy.

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