Publications

Many of my publications, listed below, are also available on my PhilPeople profile.

Edited Collections

2019

Evidence Amalgamation in the Sciences. 2019. Synthese special issue 196(8). (With Jürgen Landes and Roland Poellinger.)

Infinite Idealizations in Science. 2019. Synthese special issue 196(5).  (With Patricia Palacios, Laura Ruetsche, and Elay Shech.)

2018

Physical Perspectives on Computation, Computational Perspectives on Physics. 2018. Cambridge University Press. (With Michael E. Cuffaro.)

Journal Articles

Forthcoming

“An Invitation to Approximate Symmetry, with Three Applications to Intertheoretic Relations.” Synthese. (Currently available on request.)

“Similarity Structure and Emergent Properties.” Philosophy of Science. (Currently available on request.)

“The Principle of Stability.” Philosophers’ Imprint. (Currently available on request.)

“Which Worldlines Represent Possible Particle Histories?” Foundations of Physics. (Check out the published version or a read-only version thereof.)

“On the Reduction of General Relativity to Newtonian Gravitation.” Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics. (Check out the published version.)

“Counterfactual Reasoning within Physical Theories.” Synthese.  (Check out the published version or a read-only version thereof.)

“On Representational Capacities, with an Application to General Relativity.” Foundations of Physics. (Check out the published version or a read-only version thereof.)

2019

“Evidence Amalgamation in the Sciences: An Introduction.” Synthese 196(8): 3163–3188. (With Jürgen Landes and Roland Poellinger. Check out the published version or a read-only version thereof.)

“Minimal Approximations and Norton’s Dome.” Synthese 196(5): 1749–1760. (Check out the published version, a read-only version thereof, or a preprint.)

“Infinite Idealizations in Science: An Introduction.” Synthese 196(5): 1657–1669.  (With Patricia Palacios, Laura Ruetsche, and Elay Shech. Check out the published version or a read-only version thereof.)

“Stopping Rules as Experimental Design.” European Journal for Philosophy of Science 9: 29. (Check out the published version.)

2018

“Global Spacetime Similarity.” Journal of Mathematical Physics 59(11): 112501. (Check out the published version.)

“Computers in Abstraction/Representation Theory.” Minds & Machines: 8(3): 445–463. (Check out the published version, or a read-only version thereof.)

“Would Two Dimensions be World Enough for Spacetime?” Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 63: 100–113. (With J. B. Manchak, Mike D. Schneider, and James Owen Weatherall. Check out the published version or a preprint.)

2017

“On Noncontextual, Non-Kolmogorovian Hidden Variable Theories.” Foundations of Physics 47(2): 294–315. (With Ben Feintzeig. Check out the published version, a read-only version thereof, or a preprint.)

2016

“Similarity, Topology, and Physical Significance in Relativity Theory.” British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 67(2): 365–389. (Check out the published version or a preprint.)

2013

“Light Clocks and the Clock Hypothesis.” Foundations of Physics 43(11): 1369–1383. (Check out the published version or an e-print.)

2012

“What Counts as a Newtonian System? The View from Norton’s Dome.” European Journal for Philosophy of Science 2(3): 275–297. (Check out the published version or an e-print.)

Book Chapters

Forthcoming

“Relativistic Spacetime Structure.” In Eleanor Knox and Alastair Wilson, eds. Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Physics. (Currently available on request.)

“Modality in Physics.” In Otávio Bueno and Scott A. Shalkowski, eds. Routledge Handbook of Modality. (Currently available on request.)

“Extending List’s Levels.” In Marek Kus and Bartłomiej Skowron, eds. Category Theory in Physics, Mathematics, and Philosophy. Springer. (With Neil Dewar and Laurenz Hudetz. Currently available on request.)

“Approximate Local Poincaré Spacetime Symmetry in General Relativity,” in Claus Beisbart, Tilman Sauer, and Christian Wüthrich, eds. Thinking about Space and Time. Einstein Studies, vol. 15. Birkhäuser. (Currently available on request.)

“Similarity Structure on Scientific Theories.” In Bartłomiej Skowron, ed. Topological Philosophy. de Gruyter. (Currently available on request.)

2018

“Introduction.” In Michael E. Cuffaro and Samuel C. Fletcher, eds. Physical Perspectives on Computation, Computational Perspectives on Physics. Cambridge University Press. (With Micheal E. Cuffaro. Check out the book or a preprint.)

2017

“Indeterminism, Gravitation, and Spacetime Theory.” In Gábor Hofer-Szabó and Leszek Wroński, eds. Making It Formally Explicit: Probability, Causality and Indeterminism. Springer, pp. 179–191. (Check out the published version or an pre-copyedited preprint.)

Book Reviews

2017

“Against the Topologists: Essay Review of New Foundations for Physical Geometry.” Philosophy of Science 84(3): 595–603. (Check the published version or a preprint.)

Conference Proceedings

2009

“Towards a Graph-Theoretic Characterization of Popescu-Rohrlich Box Simulation Strategies.” In A. Lvovsky, ed. Proceedings of Quantum Communication, Measurement and Computing.  Melville, NY: AIP Conference Proceedings 1110.

Other

2018

“What’s Hot in Mathematical Philosophy.” The Reasoner 12(6): 50–51. (Check out the published version.)

2017

Foreword to Andrew Lucia, A Catalog of Difference. UMinn Papers on Architecture 2. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota School of Architecture. (Check the exhibition catalog or a preprint.)

Some Works in Progress

Philosophy of Physics

“Reduction and Causal Set Theory’s Hauptvermutung.” (Draft available on request.)

“On Surplus Structure Arguments.” (Draft available on request.)

Philosophy of Science

“The Topology of Intertheoretic Reduction.”

“Similarity Structure and Diachronic Emergence.” (Draft available on request.)

Philosophy of Statistics

“Model Verification and the Likelihood Principle.” (Check out a preprint or an early précis.)

“The Stopping Rule Principle and Confirmational Reliability.” (Draft available on request.)

“Evidence in Classical Statistics.” (With Conor Mayo-Wilson. Draft available here.)