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Michael Strevens

Professor of Philosophy , Bioethics ; Director of Placement

Ph.D., Rutgers

Office Address: 

Department of Philosophy
5 Washington Place
New York, NY 10003


(212) 998-3559


(212) 995-4179

Personal Homepage:

Areas of Research/Interest: 

philosophy of science, concepts, philosophical applications of cognitive science

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

  • Tychomancy: Inferring Probability from Causal Structure, Harvard University Press, 2013.
  • Scientific Sharing: Communism and the Social Contract. Forthcoming in Thomas Boyer-Kassem, Conor Mayo-Wilson and Michael Weisberg (eds.) Scientific Collaboration and Collective Knowledge, Oxford University Press.
  • Ceteris Paribus Hedges: Causal Voodoo That Works, Journal of Philosophy, November 2012.
  • Depth: An Account of Scientific Explanation, Harvard University Press, 2008.

Selected Courses

  • Philosophy of Science
  • Philosophical Applications of Cognitive Science
  • Explanation in Art, History, and Science
  • Psychology of Philosophy
Updated on 08/25/2016