Social Epistemology; Philosophy of Science; Philosophy of Economics; Political Philosophy
|Degrees:||Laurea (Universita' di Roma "La Sapienza"), M.Sc. (LSE), Ph.D. ( LSE)|
|Phone:||613-520-2600 x 4197|
|Office:||3A43 Paterson Hall|
(virtually) Wednesdays, 10:35am – 11:25pm, or by appointment
Courses for 2023-24
- PHIL 2301: Introduction to the Philosophy of Science
- PHIL 2901: Truth and Propaganda
- PHIL 3301: Issues in the Philosophy of Science
- PHIL 4330: Seminar in Social or Political Philosophy
- PHIL 5350: Topic in Ethics or Political Philosophy
- Philosophy of Science
- Philosophy of Economics
- Social Epistemology
- Political Philosophy
- ‘It Take A Village to Trust Science: Towards a (Thoroughly) Social Approach to Public Trust in Science‘ (Erkenntnis, forthcoming)
- ‘Shopping for Experts‘ (Synthese, 2022)
- Book Review of The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People’s Economy, (Economics and Philosophy 2022).
- ‘On the Mitigation of Inductive Risk‘ (European Journal for Philosophy of Science, 2021)
- ‘A Minimalist Theory of Appropriation’ (The Journal of Ethics, 2021)
- ‘Inductive Risk in Macroeconomics: Natural Rate Theory, Inductive Risk, and the Great Canadian Slump‘ (Economics and Philosophy, 2021)
- Book Review of The Triumph of Injustice: How the Rich Dodge Taxes and How to Make Them Pay (Economics and Philosophy, 2021)
- ‘Powerful Qualities or Pure Powers?‘ (Metaphysica, 2019).
- ‘It Ain’t Easy: Fictionalism, Deflationism, and Easy Arguments in Ontology‘ (Mind, 2016).
- ‘Dispositions and Tricks‘ (Erkenntnis, 2016)
- ‘Only Powers Can Confer Dispositions‘ (The Philosophical Quarterly, 2015)
- ‘One’s a Crowd: Mereological Nihilism without Ordinary-Object Eliminativism‘ (Analytic Philosophy, 2014)
- ‘Dispositions and Interferences‘ Philosophical Studies, 2013)
- ‘The Junk Argument: Safe Disposal Guidelines for Mereological Universalists‘ (Analysis, 2012)
- ‘Do Extrinsic Dispositions Need Extrinsic Causal Bases?‘ (Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, 2012)
- ‘Modal Truthmakers and Two Varieties of Actualism‘ (Synthese, 2010)
- ‘Scientific Models and Fictional Objects’ (Synthese, 2010)
- ‘A Note on the Nomic Possibility of a Dynamic Shift’ (Erkenntnis, 2008)
- ‘Scientific Representation, Interpretation, and Surrogative Reasoning’ (Philosophy of Science, 2007)
- ‘There are Kinds and Kinds of Kinds: Ben-Yami on the Semantics of Natural Kind Terms’ (Philosophical Studies, 2007)
- ‘Constructive Empiricism, Observability, and Three Kinds of Ontological Commitment’ (Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 2006)
- ‘On the Supposed Temporal Asymmetry of Counterfactual Dependence, or It Wouldn’t Have Taken a Miracle!’ (dialectica, 2006)
- ‘Scientific Models and Representation‘ (in J. Saatsi and S. French(eds.) The Continuum Companion to the Philosophy of Science, Continuum Press, 2011).
- ‘Keeping Track of Neurath’s Bill: Abstract Concepts, Stock Models, and the Unity of Classical Physics‘ (with Nancy Cartwright and Sheldon Steed) (in J. Symons, O. Pombo (ed.),The Unity of Science: Essays in Honor of Otto Neurath, Kluwer, 2011).
- ‘Who is Afraid of Imaginary Objects?’ (in D. Jacquette and N. Griffin (eds.) Russell vs Meinong: The Legacy of ‘On Denoting’, Routledge, 2008).
- ‘Does Your Metaphysics Need Structure?‘ Analysis73: 715–721, 2013 (as part of a book symposium on Ted Sider‘s Writing the Book of the World, OUP, 2011).*
- ‘Sweet Nothings‘, Analysis 72: 354–366, 2012 (as part of a book symposium on Jody Azzouni‘s Talking About Nothing: Numbers, Hallucinations and Fictions, OUP, 2010).
- ‘Empiricist Structuralism and Metaphysical Antirealism‘, Analysis, 70: 514–524, 2010 (as part of a book symposium on Bas van Fraassen‘s Scientific Representation: Paradoxes of Perspective, OUP, 2008).
- Guest Editor, Synthese, 172 (2) (Special Issue: The Ontology of Scientific Models), 2010.