Publications

Links in the square brackets at the end of each entry below are to various versions of my publications. Many of these are also available via my PhilPeople profile.

Edited Collections

2019

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

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

2018

With Michael E. Cuffaro: Physical Perspectives on Computation, Computational Perspectives on Physics. 2018. Cambridge University Press. [published]

Journal Articles

Forthcoming

“Similarity Structure and Diachronic Emergence.” Synthese, forthcoming. [published] [read-only open access] [postprint]

“An Invitation to Approximate Symmetry, with Three Applications to Intertheoretic Relations.” Synthese, forthcoming. [published] [read-only open access] [postprint]

“Counterfactual Reasoning within Physical Theories.” Synthese, forthcoming. [published] [read-only open access] [postprint]

2020

“Which Worldlines Represent Possible Particle Histories?” Foundations of Physics 50(6): 582–599. [published] [read-only open access] [postprint]

“Similarity Structure and Emergent Properties.” Philosophy of Science 87(2): 281–301. [published] [postprint]

“On Representational Capacities, with an Application to General Relativity.” Foundations of Physics 50(4): 228–249. [published] [read-only open access] [postprint]

“The Principle of Stability.” Philosophers’ Imprint 20(3): 1–22. [open-access published]

2019

“On the Reduction of General Relativity to Newtonian Gravitation.” Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 68: 1–15. [published version] [postprint]

With Jürgen Landes and Roland Poellinger: “Evidence Amalgamation in the Sciences: An Introduction.” Synthese 196(8): 3163–3188. [published] [read-only open access] [postprint]

“Minimal Approximations and Norton’s Dome.” Synthese 196(5): 1749–1760. [published] [read-only open access] [postprint]

With Patricia Palacios, Laura Ruetsche, and Elay Shech: “Infinite Idealizations in Science: An Introduction.” Synthese 196(5): 1657–1669.  [published] [read-only open access] [postprint]

“Stopping Rules as Experimental Design.” European Journal for Philosophy of Science 9: 29. [published] [read-only open access] [postprint]

2018

“Global Spacetime Similarity.” Journal of Mathematical Physics 59(11): 112501. [published] [postprint]

“Computers in Abstraction/Representation Theory.” Minds & Machines: 8(3): 445–463. [published] [read-only open access] [postprint]

With JB Manchak, Mike D. Schneider, and James Owen Weatherall: “Would Two Dimensions be World Enough for Spacetime?” Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics 63: 100–113. [published] [preprint]

2017

With Ben Feintzeig: “On Noncontextual, Non-Kolmogorovian Hidden Variable Theories.” Foundations of Physics 47(2): 294–315.  [published] [read-only open access] [preprint]

2016

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

2013

“Light Clocks and the Clock Hypothesis.” Foundations of Physics 43(11): 1369–1383. [published] [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.  [published] [postprint]

Book Chapters

Forthcoming

“Similarity Structure on Scientific Theories.” In Bartłomiej Skowron, ed. Topological Philosophy. De Gruyter. [preprint]

With Conor Mayo-Wilson: “Evidence in Classical Statistics.” Maria Lasonen-Aarnio and Clayton Littlejohn, eds. Routledge Handbook of the Philosophy of Evidence. [preprint]

“Relativistic Spacetime Structure.” In Eleanor Knox and Alastair Wilson, eds. Routledge Companion to the Philosophy of Physics. [preprint]

“Modality in Physics.” In Otávio Bueno and Scott A. Shalkowski, eds. Routledge Handbook of Modality. [preprint]

2020

“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. [will be published in August] [postprint]

2019

With Neil Dewar and Laurenz Hudetz: “Extending List’s Levels.” In Marek Kuś and Bartłomiej Skowron, eds. Category Theory in Physics, Mathematics, and Philosophy. Springer, pp. 63–81. [published] [postprint]

2018

With Micheal E. Cuffaro: “Introduction.” In Michael E. Cuffaro and Samuel C. Fletcher, eds. Physical Perspectives on Computation, Computational Perspectives on Physics. Cambridge University Press, pp. 1–19. [published] [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. [published] [preprint]

Book Reviews

2020

“Of War or Peace? Essay Review of Statistical Inference as Severe Testing.Philosophy of Science 87(4). [online-first version] [preprint]

2017

“Against the Topologists: Essay Review of New Foundations for Physical Geometry.” Philosophy of Science 84(3): 595–603. [published] [postprint]

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: The Ninth International Conference. AIP Conference Proceedings 1110, pp. 109–112.

Other

2018

“What’s Hot in Mathematical Philosophy.” The Reasoner 12(6): 50–51. [open-access published]

2017

Foreword to Andrew Lucia, A Catalog of Difference. UMinn Papers on Architecture 2. University of Minnesota School of Architecture, pp. 7–9. [exhibition catalog] [preprint]

Some Works in Progress

Philosophy of Physics

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

“On Surplus Structure Arguments.” [preprint]

Philosophy of Science

“The Topology of Intertheoretic Reduction.”

“Emergence, Explanation, and (Infinite) Idealization.” (Draft available on request.)

Philosophy of Statistics

“Model Verification and the Likelihood Principle.”  [preprint] [early précis]

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

“How (Not) to Measure Replication.” (Draft available on request.)

“The Role of Replication in Psychological Science.” (Draft available on request.)