Research

My main research interests lie at the intersection of formal epistemology and philosophy of science, focusing on confirmation theory and inductive reasoning. I have explored issues in probabilistic reasoning in physics and cosmology in particular (reasoning from ignorance, fine-tuning and selection effect, role of self-locating uncertainty, measures on an initial state, and Bayesian model selection).

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I am also interested in the role of the history and philosophy of science in science education. Some of my recent publications include: “The Bayesian Who Knew Too Much,” Synthese (2015), “Fair Numbers: What Data Can and Cannot Tell Us about the Underrepresentation of Women in Philosophy” (with Guillaume Beaulac), Ergo (2015), and “Teaching the Conceptual History of Physics to Physics Teachers”(with Peter Garik et al.), Science & Education (2015).

 

 

Below is an interview on some of these issues for the Pitt Center for Philosophy of Science, given on November 10, 2016.

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