Department of PhilosophyWestern Arts and Humanities

Wayne Myrvold



Philosophy of Physics, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Mathematics

BSc McGill, PhD Boston

Office: Stevenson Hall, Room 4143
Website: Personal

2015-2016 Teaching

Selected Publications

“You Can’t Always Get What You Want: Some considerations regarding conditional probabilities.”  Forthcoming in Erkenntnis.  Available at

“Probabilities in Statistical Mechanics.”  Forthcoming in Christopher Hitchcock and Alan Hájek, eds., Oxford Handbook of Probability and Philosophy. Oxford University Press. Available at

(with Michael E. Cuffaro). “On the Debate Concerning the Proper Characterization of Quantum Dynamical Evolution.” Philosophy of Science 80 (December 2013), pp. 1125-1136.

“Epistemic Values and the Value of Learning.” Synthese 87 (July 2012), pp. 547-568.

“Deterministic Laws and Epistemic Chances,.”  in Yemima Ben-Menahem and Meir Hemmo, eds., Probability in Physics (Springer, 2012), pp. 73–85.

 “Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics: A Maxwellian View.”  Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 42 (November 2011), pp. 237–243.

“Nonseparability, Classical and Quantum,” The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 62 (June 2011), pp. 417­­­432.

(with Hilary Greaves) “Everett and Evidence,” in Simon Saunders, Jonathan Barrett, Adrian Kent,   and David Wallace, eds., Many Worlds? Everett, Quantum Theory, and Reality. (Oxford University Press, 2010), pp. 264­–304.

From Physics to Information Theory and Back,” in Alisa Bokulich and Gregg Jaeger, eds.,  Philosophy of Quantum Information and Entanglement. (Cambridge University Press, 2010),  pp. 181–207.

 “Chasing Chimeras,” The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 60 (September 2009), pp. 635–646.

(with Harvey Brown and Jos Uffink) “Boltzmann’s H-theorem, its discontents, and the birth of statistical mechanics,” Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 40 (May 2009), pp. 174–191.

“Relativistic Quantum Becoming,” The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 53 (September 2003), pp. 475–500.

“A Bayesian Account of the Virtue of Unification,” Philosophy of Science 70 (April 2003), pp. 399–423.

“On Some Early Objections to Bohm’s Theory,” International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 17 (March 2003), pp. 7–24.

“Modal Interpretations and Relativity,” Foundations of Physics 32 (November 2002), pp. 1773–1784.

(with W.L. Harper) “Model Selection, Simplicity, and Scientific Inference,” Philosophy of Science 69 (Supplement, Proceedings of the 2000 Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association, Part II: Symposia Papers, September 2002), pp. S135–S149.

“On Peaceful Coexistence: Is the Collapse Postulate Incompatible with Relativity?” Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 33 (September 2002), pp. 435–466.

“Peirce on Cantor’s Paradox and the Continuum.”  Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society 31 (Summer 1995), pp. 509–541.