Presentations

Refereed Conference Presentations

“The Exploratory Role if Idealizations and Limiting Cases in Models”
  • 2018     Symposium on “Perspective on Exploratory Modeling” at the Philosophy of Science Biannual Conference, 1-4 Nov. Seattle, WA (Joint presentation with Axel Gelfert)
  • 2018     Models and Simulations 8 at University of South Carolina, 15-17 March. Columbia, SC. (Joint presentation with Axel Gelfert)
“Easy Road Nominalism, Mathematical Explanation, and Fractional Quantum Statistics”
  • 2017 Annual Meeting of the European Philosophy of Science Association, 6-9 September. Exeter, UK
“Idealizations, Essential Self-Adjointness, and Minimal Model Explanation in the Aharonov-Bohm Effect’”
  • 2016 Biannual Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association, 3-5 November. Atlanta, GA, USA
“Topological Idealizations, Asymtotic-Minimal Model Explanation, and the Aharonov-Bohm Effect”
  • 2016 Society for Exact Philosophy Annual Meeting, 6-8 May. Miami, FL, USA
  • 2016 Canadian Society for History and Philosophy of Science Annual Conferences, 28 May – 3 June. Calgary, AB, Canada.
“Can an Idealization be Essential?’”
  • 2014 Biannual Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association, 6-8 November. Chicago, IL, USA (cancelled due to illness)
  • 2013 Irvine-Pittsburgh-Princeton Conference on the Mathematical and Conceptual Foundations of Physics, 4 April. Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
  • 2013 Meeting of the South Carolina Society for Philosophy, 8-9 March. Charleston, SC, USA.
  • 2013 32nd Meeting of the Kansas Philosophical Society, 16th February. Overland Park, KS, USA.
“Phase Transitions and Scientific Representation”
  • 2013 Israeli Society for History and Philosophy of Science Fourteenth Annual Conference, 22 Dec. Bloomfield Science Museum Jerusalem, Israel.
“Phase Transitions and Essential Idealizations”
  • 2013 Bucharest Colloquium in Analytic Philosophy: New Directions in the Philosophy of Physics Conference, 24-26 May. University of Bucharest. Bucharest, Romania.
“Phase Transitions, Ontology and Earman’s Sound Principle”
  • 2013 Ontology and Methodology, 4-5 May. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, VA, USA.
“Is Death Harmful to the Person Who Dies?”
  • 2013 Three Rivers Philosophy Conference, 12-14 April. University of South Carolina. Columbia, SC, USA.
“Leibniz’s 1691 Demonstration of the Conservation of ‘Vis Viva’ and Refutation of the Conservation of ‘Quantitas Motus’”
  • 2012 Annual Meeting of the History of Science Society, 15-17 November. Sad Diego, CA, USA
“What is the ‘Paradox of Phase Transitions?’”
  • 2012 Biannual Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association, 15-17 November. Sad Diego, CA, USA
  • 2012 New Jersey Regional Philosophical Association Conference, 10 November. Bergen Community College – Meadowlands Campus. Lyndhurst, NJ, USA.
“Justification in Boltzmanian Statistical Mechanics”
  • 2009 British Society for Philosophy of Science Annual Conference, 13-14 July. University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
“Comparative Study of Experimentation in the Physical Sciences in the 17th and 18th Centuries”
  • 2008 Annual Meeting of the History of Science Society, 6-9 November. Pittsburgh, PA, USA (Joint presentation with Paolo Palmieri & Eric Hatleback)

Invited Talks

“Infinite Idealization in Science”
  • 2018     Graduate Seminar at University of Bristol, 02 July. Bristol, UK.
“Philosophy of Mathematics: Indispensability & Explanation”
  • 2018     Guest lecturer in Professor Michel Smith’s History of Mathematics class at Auburn University, 25 April. Auburn, AL.
“Historical Inductions Meet the Material Theory”
  • 2018     Auburn University Philosophical Society at Auburn University, 20 April. Auburn, AL, USA.
  • 2018     Departmental Lecture at University of Bristol’s Department of Philosophy, 03 July. Bristol, UK.
“The Exploratory Role of Models and Idealizations”
  • 2018     CERT Lecture at Carnegie Mellon University, 24 May. Pittsburgh, PA.
  • 2018     Research Seminar at the Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas at Tel-Aviv University, 1 January. Tel-Aviv, Jerusalem.
“Scientific Explanation and Understanding in the Aharonov-Bohm Effect”
  • 2017     Understanding, Causations, and Representation: A Workshop in Philosophy of Science at the Sidney M. Edelstein Center at the Hebrew University, 27 December. Jerusalem, Israel.
“Anyons and Indispensability”
  • 2017     Hebrew University Discussion Club in Philosophy of Physics at the Sidney M. Edelstein Center, 5 December. Jerusalem, Israel.
“Fiction, Depiction, and the Complementarity Thesis in Art and Science”
  • 2017     Philosophy Colloquium at Vitoria University of Wellington, 17 August. Wellington, New Zealand
  • 2017     Philosophy Colloquium at University of Canterbury, 15 August. Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 2017     History and Philosophy of Science Research Seminar Series at University of Sydney, 7 August. Sydney, Australia
  • 2016     Cognition and Culture Reading Group at Exeter University, 19 November Exeter, UK
  • 2016     Auburn University Philosophical Society at Auburn University, 8 April, Auburn, AL
“Philosophy of Time in Statistical Mechanics: the Past Hypothesis”
  • 2017 Sydney International Winter School in Philosophy and Physics of Time at University of Sydney, 20 July. Sydney, Australia
“Rethinking the Paradox of Phase Transitions”
  • 2017 The Infinite Limit in Phase Transitions: Interdisciplinary Workshop in Philosophy and Physics at Université Catholique de Louvain, 23 June. Louvain-la- Neuve, Belgium
“Comparing Strong and Weak Emergence in Phase Transitions and Anyons”
  • 2016 Emergence and the Limit: A Workshop in Philosophy of Physics at London School of Economics, 25 November. London, UK
  • 2016 Workshop on Symmetry and Symmetry Breaking in Fundamental Physics at Paris Centre for Quantum Computing, at University Paris-6 (Jussieu), 2 December. Paris, France
  • 2016 Scale and the Sciences: A One-day Workshop at The Institute for advanced Study at Durham University, 7 December. Durham, UK
“The Exploratory Role of Idealizations and Limiting Cases in Models”
  • 2016 Philosophy of Science Seminar at University of Bristol, 16 November. Bristol, UK.
  • 2016 Senior Seminar Series at Centre for HPS at University of Leeds, 26 October. Leeds, UK
“Idealizations, Essential Self-Adjointness, and Minimal Model Explanation in the Aharonov-Bohm Effect’”
  • 2016 Sigma Club Lecture at London School of Economics, 17 October. London, UK.
  • 2016 Philosophy Seminar Series at National University of Singapore, 30 June, Singapore.
“The Exploratory Role of Idealizations: Anyons and More”
  • 2016 Representing the Quantum World, workshop on issues in the philosophy of quantum physics at National University of Singapore, 28 June. Singapore.
“Can an Idealization be Essential? The Curious Case of the Aharonov-Bohm Effect.’”
  • 2015 Nanyang Technological University, 12 February. Singapore.
  • 2015 Auburn University, 30 January. Auburn, Alabama.
  • 2015 Elizabethtown College, 2 February. Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania.
“Idealizations and Approximations in Cosmology”
  • 2013 University of Notre Dame Workshop: Evidential Reasoning in Astronomy, 22-24 February. Notre Dame, IN.