Ongoing Research Projects
I continue to study the philosophical concerns that animated Einstein,
particularly concerns that were influenced by his contributions to and
reservations over the quantum theory. That includes considering
whether, and in what sense, there is a lasting contribution to
philosophy of science that is identifiably Einstein’s.
Quantum. Studies on current options for interpreting the quantum theory, including: a fresh look at the
theorems, at quantum entanglement and what "requires" explanation in science, and at the composition of quantum systems in epistemic-ontic treatments of the quantum
state.These studies raise questions about several so-called "natural" conditions used in modeling quantum phenomena.
Philosophical Isms continues
the work of NOA as an historically grounded and pragmatic attitude to science that highlights
the shortcomings of global philosophical positions, like realism. The work includes critical studies on Poincaré and contemporary versions of
structural realism, on relativism and foundationalism, and a sympathetic treatment of the robust instrumentalism of John Dewey.