New York University
Department of Philosophy
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Photo of Michael StrevensMichael Strevens
Professor of Philosophy, Bioethics
Department of Philosophy
5 Washington Place
New York, NY 10003 

Phone: (212) 998-3559

Fax: (212) 995-4179


Ph.D., Rutgers

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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

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