Publications

JOURNAL ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS

Forthcoming. “Peeking Inside the Black Box: A New Kind of Scientific Visualization.” Minds and Machines. (With N. Nersessian). Doi: 10.1007/s11023-018-9484-3.

Forthcoming. “The Role of Imagination in Social Scientific Discovery: Why Machine Discoverers Will Need Imagination Algorithms.” In M. Addis et al. (eds.), Scientific Discovery in the Social Sciences. Springer Synthese Library.

2018. “The Content-Dependence of Imaginative Resistance.” Pp. 143-166 in F. Cova and S. Rénhault (eds.), Advances in Experimental Philosophy of Aesthetics. London: Bloomsbury. (With H. Kim and M. Kneer).

2018. “How Thought Experiments Increase Understanding.” Pp. 526-44 in M. Stuart et al. (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Thought Experiments. London: Routledge.

2018. “Thought Experiments: The State of the Art.” Pp. 1-28 in M. Stuart et al. (eds.), The Routledge Companion to Thought Experiments. London: Routledge.

2017. “Imagination: A Sine Qua Non of Science.” Croatian Journal of Philosophy Vol. XVII, No. 49: 9-32.

2016. “Norton and the Logic of Thought Experiments.” Epistemologia 26: 451–466.

2016. “Taming Theory with Thought Experiments: Understanding and Scientific Progress.” Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science Part A 58: 24-33. (This paper was highlighted in Nature Physics here).

2015. “Philosophical Conceptual Analysis as an Experimental Method.” Pp. 267-292 in Gamerschlag et al. (eds.). Meaning, Frames and Conceptual Representation. Düsseldorf: Düsseldorf University Press.

2014. “Cognitive Science and Thought Experiments: A Refutation of Paul Thagard’s Skepticism.” Perspectives on Science 22: 98-121.

2014. “On the Origins of the Philosophy of Thought Experiments: The Forerun.” Perspectives on Science 22: 13-54 (with Y. Fehige).

2014. “Introduction to the Special Issue on Thought Experiments.” Perspectives on Science 22: 1-12 (with Y. Fehige).

 

EDITED VOLUMES

Forthcoming. Thought Experiments in the History of Philosophy of Science. HOPOS special issue (with Y. Fehige).

2018. The Routledge Companion to Thought Experiments. London: Routledge (with Y. Fehige and James R. Brown).

2014. Thought Experiments. Perspectives on Science special issue 22:2 (with Y. Fehige).

 

ENCYCLOPEDIA ARTICLES

Forthcoming. “Thought Experiments.” Oxford Bibliographies (with J. R. Brown).

 

BOOK REVIEWS

2013. “Thought Experiments in Methodological and Historical Contexts edited by Katerina Ierodiakonou and Sophie Roux.” HOPOS: The Journal of the International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science 3: 154-57 (with J. Brown).

2012. “Laboratory of the Mind by James R. Brown.” Spontaneous Generations: A Journal for the History and Philosophy of Science 6: 237-241.

 

PUBLIC PHILOSOPHY

Forthcoming. Post for Auxiliary Hypotheses, a blog by the British Society for the Philosophy of Science.

2018. “From Painting to Pig-Human Hybrids: Imagination and Our Interaction with Art and Science.” Junkyard of the Mind, a blog on the imagination curated by Amy Kind of Claremont McKenna College.

2017. “Using Imagination to Empathize with Space Robots, Demons, and Other Weird Stuff.” The Junkyard of the Mind, a blog on the imagination curated by Amy Kind of Claremont McKenna College.

2015. “Better Science Policy in Canada.” The Bubble Chamber, a blog on the history and philosophy of science.

 

MANUSCRIPTS (AVAILABLE ON REQUEST)

Resubmitted. “Epistemology of Scientific Imagination: A Dual Process Model.”

Resubmitted. “P-Curving X-Phi: Does Experimental Philosophy Have Evidential Value?” (With E. Machery and D. Colaço).

In Preparation “What Scientists tell us about the Imagination”

In Preparation “The Pragmatics of Scientific Representation: An In Vivo Study of Scientific Modelling”

In Preparation “Are there Thought Experiments in Chemistry, and if not, Why not?”

In Preparation “Empirically Disambiguating Imagination and Supposition” (with M. Kneer)