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About. I'm the Tata Chancellor's Professor of Philosophy and a Founding Faculty and Co-Director of the Institute for Practical Ethics. Other positions include: President-Elect, Philosophy of Science Association; Faculty, The John Bell Institute, Hvar, Croatia; the Tata Institute of Genetics & Society Executive Board; Co-Director of SAGE Philosophy; the Committee on Campus Climate Change; Visiting Fellow (June 24), SOCRATES, Leibniz University Hannover.

From 1996-2000 I worked in the Department of Philosophy, Logic & Scientific Method at the London School of Economics. From 2019-2022 I sat on the Freedom and Responsibility in Science Committee of the International Science Council, Paris.

My main area of research and teaching is philosophy of science, ranging from the nature of time to various applied social and ethical issues. I obtained my Ph.D. from Rutgers University in 1997 with a dissertation on quantum mechanics and the direction of time. My CV


My book What Makes Time Special? (Oxford University Press, 2017) won the 2018 Lakatos Award and the 2022 Suppes Prize. Some reviews: Philosophy of Science, Philosophical ReviewMetascience, BJPS, NDPR. I've won the Chancellor's Associates Excellence Award twice, the 2018-19 Award in Research and the 2007-8 Award in Graduate Teaching.  

When not working or with family I'm probably in the ocean. I race paddle boards, both standup and prone. If unfamiliar with the sport, the LA Times had a great article about it. Here are some water-themed pics I take. I also upload observations on iNaturalist.

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