I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, a Resident Fellow of the Minnesota Center for Philosophy of Science, and an External Member of the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität. From July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2022, I am also McKnight Land-Grant Professor at the University of Minnesota.
Presently funded projects: I’m on the leadership team for the 2019-2022 interdisciplinary collaborative project on The Many Faces of Reproducibility at the University of Minnesota, PI of the 2020-2022 project Agential Abstraction/Representation Theory, co-PI (with PI Ben Feintzeig) of the 2021-2023 project Quantum Epistemology Beyond Quantum Measurement, and PI of the 2021-2026 project A Modern Philosophy for Classical Statistical Testing and Estimation.
Much of my work so far has concerned the foundations of physics and of statistics, and how problems in these fields inform and are informed by broader issues in the philosophy of science. I also have interests in the conceptual and physical basis of computation, metaphilosophy, and the history of physics and philosophy of science.
All the banners that appear at the top of these pages are from photographs I’ve taken from my travels around the world.