Edited Collections

Infinite Idealizations in Science. 2018. Synthese special issue: forthcoming.  (With Patricia Palacios, Laura Ruetsche, and Elay Shech.)

Evidence Amalgamation in the Sciences. 2018. Synthese special issue: forthcoming. (With Jürgen Landes and Roland Poellinger.)

Physical Perspectives on Computation, Computational Perspectives on Physics. 2018. Cambridge University Press. (With Michael E. Cuffaro, 12 commissioned chapters.)

Journal Articles

“Minimal Approximations and Norton’s Dome.” 2018. Synthese: forthcoming. (Check out the published version, a read-only version thereof, or a preprint.)

“Would Two Dimensions be World Enough for Spacetime?” 2018. Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics: forthcoming. (With J. B. Manchak, Mike D. Schneider, and James Owen Weatherall. Check out the published version or a preprint.)

“On Noncontextual, Non-Kolmogorovian Hidden Variable Theories.” 2017. Foundations of Physics 47.2: 294–315. (With Ben Feintzeig. Check out the published version or a preprint.)

“Similarity, Topology, and Physical Significance in Relativity Theory.” 2016. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 67.2: 365–389. (Check out the published version or a preprint.)

“Light Clocks and the Clock Hypothesis.” 2013. Foundations of Physics 43.11: 1369–1383. (Check out the published version or an e-print.)

“What Counts as a Newtonian System? The View from Norton’s Dome.” 2012. European Journal for Philosophy of Science 2.3: 275–297. (Check out the published version or an e-print.)

Book Chapters

“Introduction,” 2018. 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.)

“Indeterminism, Gravitation, and Spacetime Theory.” 2017. 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

“Against the Topologists: Essay Review of New Foundations for Physical Geometry.” 2017. Philosophy of Science 84.3: 595–603. (Check the published version or a preprint.)

Conference Proceedings

“Towards a Graph-Theoretic Characterization of Popescu-Rohrlich Box Simulation Strategies.” 2009. In Proceedings of Quantum Communication, Measurement and Computing, ed. A. Lvovsky. Melville, NY: AIP Conference Proceedings 1110.


Foreword to Andrew Lucia, A Catalog of Difference. 2017. 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

“On the Reduction of General Relativity to Newtonian Gravitation.” (Draft available on request.)

“Global Spacetime Similarity.” (Draft available on request.)

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

“On Representational Capacities, with an Application to General Relativity.” (Draft available on request.)

“Relativistic Spacetime Structure.”  (Draft available on request.)

Philosophy of Science

“The Topology of Intertheoretic Reduction.”

“Similarity Structure on Scientific Theories.” (Draft available on request.)

“The Principle of Stability.”  (Draft available on request.)

“Similarity Structure and Emergent Properties.” (Draft available on request.)

Philosophy of Statistics

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

“Stopping Rules as Experimental Design.” (Draft available on request.)

Philosophy of Computing

“Computers in Abstraction/Representation Theory.” (Draft available on request.)