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About. I'm a Professor of Philosophy and Founding Faculty and Co-Director of the Institute for Practical Ethics.
Other positions include: the Freedom and Responsibility in Science Committee of the International Science Council, Paris; Founding Faculty at the Halıcıoğlu Data Science Institute at UC San Diego; Faculty, The John Bell Institute, Hvar, Croatia.
From 1996-2000 I worked in the Department of Philosophy, Logic & Scientific Method at the London School of Economics. I obtained my Ph.D. from Rutgers University in 1997. My main areas of research and teaching include Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Physics, Metaphysics, and Environmental Ethics. For recreation, I do a lot of paddling...a real lot.
My book What Makes Time Special? (Oxford University Press, 2017) won the 2018 Lakatos Award and my research won the 2018-19 Chancellor's Associates Faculty Excellence Award in Research in Humanities and Social Science at UC San Diego. Here are some book reviews: Philosophy of Science, Philosophical Review, Metascience, BJPS, NDPR.
News. In Spring 2021 I'm teaching the new course PHIl 24 Science vs Pseudoscience.