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Philosophy of Science

Philosophy of Science

Series: SpringerBriefs in Philosophy

Series Ed.: Sarkar, Sahotra

ISSN: 2366-4495

Editorial Board

Sahotra Sarkar, Editor-in-Chief 

University of Texas at Austin

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Sahotra Sarkar is Professor of Philosophy and of Integrative Biology at the Universtiy of Texas at Austin. Previously he has taught at McGill University and has held Fellowships at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, and the Dibner Insitute for the History of Science. In philosophy his work encompasses formal epistemology, history of natural philosophy, philosophy of science, and environmental philosophy. In biology he works in conservation biology, disease ecology, and mathematical biology. His books include Genetics and Reductionism (Cambridge, 1998), Molecular Models of Life (MIT, 2004), Doubting Darwin? Creationist Designs on Evolution (Blackwell, 2007) and Environmental Philosophy: From Theory to Practice (Wiley, 2012). With Jessica Pfeifer, he edited The Philosophy of Science: An Encyclopedia (Routledge, 2005).

Hannes Leitgeb 

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität—München

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Hannes Leitgeb completed a Masters (1997) and a PhD degree (1998) in mathematics and a PhD degree (2001) in philosophy, each at the University of Salzburg, where he later also worked as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Philosophy. After spending an Erwin-Schrödinger Fellowship at Stanford University in 2004/2005, he took up a joint position as a Reader at the Departments of Philosophy and Mathematics in Bristol in 2005, where in 2007 he became Professor of Mathematical Logic and Philosophy of Mathematics. In autumn 2010 he moved to Munich where he became Chair of Logic and Philosophy of Language, Alexander von Humboldt Professor, and Head of the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy at LMU Munich. His research interests are in logic, epistemology, philosophy of science, philosophy of language, philosophy of mathematics, and the history of logical empiricism.

Samir Okasha 

University of Bristol

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Samir Okasha is Professor of Philosophy of Science at the University of Bristol. He is the author of two books and over sixty articles in peer-reviewed journals in both philosophy and science. He works primarily on issues in philosophy of biology, especially evolutionary theory, though also has research interests in general philosophy of science, epistemology and metaphysics, philosophy of social science, and rational choice theory. His 2006 book 'Evolution and the Levels of Selection' (OUP) was awarded the Lakatos Prize 2009 for an outstanding contribution to the philosophy of science. He is currently the director of a major research project entitled 'Darwinism and the Theory of Rational Choice', funded by an Advanced Investigator Award from the European Research Council. The project examines conceptual and formal connections between evolutionary theory and the theory of rational choice.

Laura Ruetsche 

University of Michigan—Ann Arbor

Laura Ruetsche is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. Her research focus is on the foundations of physical theories, particularly quantum theories.

Andrea Woody 

University of Washington—Seattle

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Andrea Woody is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Washington. She currently serves as Associate Editor for Philosophy of Science and Historical Studies in the Natural Sciences and is a member of the Editorial Board for Foundations of Chemistry and the organizing committee of the Society for the Philosophy of Science in Practice (SPSP). Her research interests include philosophy of science, history of science, aesthetics, and feminist perspectives in philosophy. In philosophy of science, Professor Woody’s current research involves (i) developing “the functional perspective” on scientific explanation, (ii) analyzing diagrammatic, graphical, and pictorial representations as part of a larger project examining how pragmatic techniques for manipulating scientific theories are developed and justified by scientific communities, and (iii) seeing how issues of explanation and representation are related to one another. These projects interface with traditional discussions concerning explanation, representation, reduction, theory change, and disciplinary formation. She is also beginning an investigation into the methodology of automated search procedures in the chemical and biological sciences in coordination with the Optisci research project headed by Herschel Rabitz at Princeton. Professor Woody received her bachelor’s degree, in chemistry, from Princeton and her doctorate, in history & philosophy of science, from the University of Pittsburgh.

Derek Anderson, Managing Editor 

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Derek Anderson is a PhD student in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Texas. He works primarily in the intersection of philosophy of language, philosophy of science, and feminist philosophy. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University, where he double-majored in philosophy and cognitive science.