BA Georgetown; MA, PhD Chicago
- History & Philosophy of Science, Space-Time Theories
Phone: 519-661-2111 ext. 85763
Office: Stevenson Hall, Room 4142
- PHIL 2300G - Philosophy of Science
- PHIL 3330F - Philosophical Foundations of Spacetime
- PHIL 9212B - Philosophical Foundations of Modern Physics
- "Synthesis, the synthetic a priori, and the origins of modern space-time theory." In M. Dickson and M. Domski, eds. Synthesis and the Growth of Knowledge: Essays in Honor of Michael Friedman. Open Court Press. (Forthcoming)
- "Kant, Helmholtz, and the Meaning of Empiricism.” In Kant’s Legacy for the Exact Sciences, M. Friedman and A. Nordmann, eds. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2006.
- Understanding Spacetime: The Philosophical Development of Physics from Newton to Einstein. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2006.
- "Conventionalism and Modern Physics.” In Intuition and the Axiomatic Method. E. Carson and R. Huber, eds. Western Ontario Series in Philosophy of Science, v. 70. Springer, 2006.
- "Mathematical structure, 'world structure,' and the philosophical turning-point in modern physics.” In Interactions: Mathematics, Physics and Philosophy, 1860 to 1930. Hendricks, Jorgensen, et al., eds. (Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science v. 248). Springer, 2006.
- "Newton's Philosophical Analysis of Space and Time," in The Cambridge Companion to Newton. I.B. Cohen and G. Smith, eds. Cambridge University Press, 2002.
- "Conventionalism and Modern Physics: A Re-Assessment." Noûs: 36:2 (2002): 169-200.
- "Reconsidering Kant, Friedman, Logical Positivism, and the Exact Sciences." Philosophy of Science 69:2 (2002): 191-211.
- "Reconsidering Ernst Mach on Space, Time, and Motion." In Reading Natural Philosophy: Essays in the History and Philosophy of Science and Mathematics to Honor Howard Stein on His 70th Birthday. D. Malament, ed. Chicago: Open Court Press, 2002.
- "Space and Time: Inertial Frames." In The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (online).