Department of Philosophy
5 Washington Place
New York, NY 10003
Michael Strevens (Ph.D., Rutgers), Professor of Philosophy, works on the philosophy of science, where his interests include explanation, complex systems, probability, confirmation, the social structure of science, and causation; the psychology of concepts; and the philosophical applications of cognitive science. He is currently writing a book about philosophical methodology.
Recent representative publications
- Depth: An Account of Scientific Explanation, Harvard University Press, 2008.
Why Represent Causal Relations? A. Gopnik and L. Schulz (eds.), Causal Learning: Psychology, Philosophy, Computation, Oxford University Press, 2007.
The Role of the Matthew Effect in Science. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, 37, 159–170, 2006.
How Are the Sciences of Complex Systems Possible? Philosophy of Science, 72:531–556, 2005.
- Philosophy of Science, Fall 2008
- Time and Meaning, Freshman Seminar, Fall 2007
- Advanced Introduction to Epistemology: Confirmation Theory, Fall 2006
- Percepts and Concepts, Fall 2005
- Philosophy of Science: High Level Explanation, Fall 2004