EDUCATION

  • Doctoral candidate, University of Pittsburgh, Department of History and Philosophy of Science (graduation expected 2019)

  • MA, Philosophy, Tufts University

  • Ph.D., Chemistry, Harvard University

  • B.Sc., Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley

RESEARCH INTERESTS

AOS

General Philosophy of Science, Theories of Scientific Change, Science and Technology Studies  

AOC

Bioethics, Logic, Philosophy of Social Science, History of Philosophy of Science, History of Science (especially chemistry and the Scientific Revolution), Marx and Marxism

PUBLICATIONS

On "the Application of Science to Science Itself:" Chemistry, Instruments and the Scientific Labor Process. (2019) [download]

 

Discovery and Instrumentation: How surplus knowledge contributes to progress in science. (Forthcoming ) [download]

RECENT PRESENTATIONS

Science, labor and scientific progress. Société de philosophie des sciences, Nantes, July 2018. [download]

 

Accentuating the Positive: Observation and Measurement in Kepler’s Optics. Measurement at the Crossroads, Paris, June 2018. [download]

 

On the Application of Science to Science Itself: Chemistry, Instruments and the Scientific Labor Process. Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice, Rowan, NJ, June 2016. [download]

MANUSCRIPTS

Science, labor and scientific progress. Dissertation draft. [download]

Scientific agency and the conceptual dynamics of science. [download]

Belief-forming processes and instrument-based testimony. (In preparation) [download]

 

Measurement, representation and the scientific concept of observation. (In preparation) [download]

 

The methodologist’s dilemma: an evidential function for mechanisms in chemistry. (In preparation) [download]

 

R. B. Woodward and the logic of testing in organic chemistry. (In preparation) [download]