Publications

A complete list of talks and publications can be found in my Curriculum Vitæ.

Books

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  • Philosophy of Risk: An Introduction (under contract, Routledge, 2021), with Isabelle Peschard and Christopher Wessels
  • Pas à pas dans l’univers, 15 expériences d’astronomie pour tous (2009), collective work by Planète Sciences that I edited, in French. Paris: Vuibert. Amazon FR / US.

Dissertation

  • Probabilistic Reasoning in Cosmology,” (PhD thesis, Western Ontario, 2015)
    Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository. Paper 3337. http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/etd/3337

My doctoral dissertation addressed issues in probabilistic reasoning in cosmology. Among the topics touched on are: the status of arguments from fine-tuning, the explanatory strength of appeal to typicality for a unique system, the role of self-locating uncertainty, the probative value of anthropic considerations, and on the role of simplicity in Bayesian model selection.

Articles

  • The Cosmos as Involving Local Laws and Inconceivable without Them (with Chris Smeenk) The Monist, 100, no. 3 (2017): 357-372. Online.m_monist_100_3cover
  • Blurring Out Cosmic Puzzles,” Philosophy of Science 82, no. 5 (2015): 879–891. Preprint. arXiv.
  • The Bayesian Who Knew Too Much,” Synthese 192, no. 5 (2015): 1527–1542. Published article. The final publication is available at link.springer.com
  • Fair Numbers: What Data Can and Cannot Tell Us about the Underrepresentation of Women in Philosophy(with Guillaume Beaulac), Ergo, An Open Access Journal of Philosophy 2, no. 3 (2015): 59-81. Online. Slides. Related note on anonymous peer-review.
  • Buridan’s Solution to the Liar Paradox,” History and Philosophy of Logic 36, no. 1 (2015): 18-28. Online. Preprint.
  • Teaching the Conceptual History of Physics to Physics Teachers(with Peter Garik, Luciana Garbayo, Charles Winrich, et al.), Science & Education 24, no. 4 (2015): 387-408. Online. Preprint.
  • “Report on a Boston University Conference December 7-8, 2012 on ‘How Can the History and Philosophy of Science Contribute to Contemporary U.S. Science Teaching?’” (with Peter Garik), Science & Education 23, no. 9 (2014): 1853-1873. Online. Preprint. NSF-funded conference (REESE grant 1205273). Conference website.
  • An Empiricist Criterion of Meaning,” South African Journal of Philosophy 30, no. 2 (2011): 95-108. Online. Preprint.
  • “L’astronomie au collège, une question de masse” (with Frédéric Amauger), L’Astronomie 119, no. 10 (2005): 498-501
  • “Arpentons l’univers !” L’Astronomie 121, no. 9 (2007): 450-451.

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  • Perspectives of History and Philosophy on Teaching Astronomy(with Horacio Tignanelli), in Michael R. Matthews (ed.) International Handbook of Research in History, Philosophy and Science Teaching (2014), Springer. Online.

Book reviews

  • Review of Deep Learning in Introductory Physics: Exploratory Studies of Model‐Based Reasoning by Mark J. Lattery, IAP, 2016 (forth in Science & Education, Preprint, Link)
  • Review of A Fortunate Universe: Life in a finely-tuned cosmos by Geraint Lewis & Luke Barnes, Cambridge University Press, 2016. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews (2017). Online. arXiv.

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  • Testabilité et signification, translation into French of Carnap’s “Testability and Meaning” (1936-37). (2015). Paris: Vrin – Mathesis, Introduction by Pierre Wagner (Paris-1, IHPST). Description at vrin.fr. Amazon FR.

Other works (unpublished/in progress)

  • Manuscript on the role of critical thinking in curriculum reform for a general education journal, with P. Garik (follow-up to our 2014 editorial report)
  • “Lost in the Multiverse: Self-locating uncertainty, typicality, and observation bias in cosmology,” awarded the Richard Hadden prize at the 2015 meeting of the Canadian Society for the History and Philosophy of Science (unpublished, contact me for a draft).
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