Kathleen Okruhlik


Associate Professor
Member, Rotman Institute of Philosophy
Affiliate, Women's Studies and Feminist Research

History and Philosophy of Science, Feminist Analysis of Science, Science and Values
A Marquette; MA, PhD Pittsburgh

Phone: 519-661-2111 ext. 85751
Office: Stevenson Hall, Room 4147
E-mail: okruhlik@uwo.ca 

My PhD is in History and Philosophy of Science (Pittsburgh).  Although I retain a strong interest in 17th and 18th-c natural philosophy of science, my more recent work has been in general philosophy of science and in feminist analyses of science.  Because I will be retiring in 2018 and have already made supervisory commitments that extend beyond that date, it is unlikely that I shall accept additional students.  

 Recent Publications

"Bas van Fraassen's Philosophy of Science and His Epistemic Voluntarism”. Philosophy Compass (2014): 1-9, 10.1111/phc3.12158.

“Science, Sex, and Pictures: Reflections on van Fraassen’s Use of Perspectival Representations”. Scientific Explanation and Methodology of Science, Guichun Gao and Chuang Liu (eds.). Singapore: World Scientific, 2014, 156–169.

“Birth of a New Physics or Death of Nature?” older paper anthologized in Echoes from the Cave: Philosophical Conversations since Plato,(Lisa Gannett, editor) OUP 2014.

“Feminist Epistemology and Postcolonial Science Studies” in Sciences and Narratives of Nature: East and West.  
Editors: Sundar Sarukkai, Gordon McOuat, Jobin Kanjirakkat. Routledge. 2015.