Research

Publications

Presentations

  • “Miracles: A Philosopher’s Stance.” The Comparison Project 2017-2019 Lecture Series: Drake University, Des Moines, IA, 14 September 2017.
  • “Interventionist Causation in Thermodynamics.” Twenty-Fifth Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association: Atlanta, Georgia, 3-5 November 2016.
  • “Could Aquinas’ Causes Be Interventionist Causes?” Theology and the Philosophy of Science: Analytic, Scholastic, and Historical Perspectives: Concordia University of Edmonton, Edmonton, Canada, 14-15 October 2016.
  • “Can Simulation Count as Experiment in Experimental Philosophy?” First Annual META Conference: Beyond Intutions: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 7-8 October 2016.
  • “What is Catholic Engagement with Philosophy of Science?” Science, Philosophy, and Religious Commitment: Catholic Engagement with Philosophy of Science: University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota, 26-28 June 2016.
  • “Interventionist Causation in Chemical Thermodynamics.” Twenty-Fourth Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association: Chicago, Illinois, 6-9 November 2014.
  • “An Epistemology of Causal Inference from Experiment.” Twenty-Third Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association: San Diego, California, 15-17 November 2012.
  • “Experiment as Test of Causal Claims: A History.” Ninth Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the History Of Philosophy Of Science: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, 21-24 June 2012.
  • “The Status of Laws of Nature in the Philosophy of Leibniz.” Eighty-Fifth Annual Meeting of the American Catholic Philosophical Association: St. Louis University, St Louis, Missouri, 27-30 October 2011.
  • “Experiment as Source and Test of Causal Content in Science.” PSX2 (2nd International Workshop on the Philosophy of Scientific Experimentation): University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany, 21-22 October 2011.
  • “Dalton’s Chemical Atoms vs. Duhem’s Chemical Equivalents.” Twenty-Second Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association: Montréal, Quebec, 4-6 November 2010.
  • “Aristotle on Spontaneous Generation.” Understanding the Methodology at Work in Generation of Animals: Fifth Pittsburgh/London Workshop on Aristotle’s Generation of Animals: University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, 25-27 May 2010.
  • “Aristotle’s Practical Syllogism: Putting Human Deliberation into Action.” Thought and Action in Aristotle and the Aristotelian Tradition: Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 16-18 June 2009.
  • “Aristotle’s Syllogism on the Basis of a Hypothesis.” 105th Annual Meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 27-30 December 2008.
  • “John Dalton: From Puzzles to Chemistry by Way of Meteorology.” 2008 History of Science Society Conference: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 6-9 November 2008.
  • “Aristotle on Spontaneous Generation.” Aristotle, Ethics, and Science: A Conference and Graduate Student Workshop: St. Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 4-5 October 2008.
  • “The Causal Markov Condition: Should You Choose to Accept It?” Causality and Probability in the Sciences (CAPITS 2008): University of Kent, Canterbury, UK, 10-12 September 2008.