Purdue University , USA
Academic Year 2008-09
The value of mathematics for scientific representation
Chris Pincock is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Purdue University. His publications range from the history of analytic philosophy through the philosophy of mathematics and philosophy of science. Pincock's current research project aims to say something useful about the general issue of the contribution that mathematics makes to the success of science. Recent papers include "Russell's Last (and Best) Multiple-relation Theory of Judgment" Mind 117 (2008): 107-140, "Carnap, Russell and the External World" in M. Friedman & R. Creath (eds.), Cambridge Companion to Carnap, 2008, 106-128 and "A Role for Mathematics in the Physical Sciences" Nous 41 (2007): 253-275.
he book I was working on in 2008-2009 while I was at the center has finally appeared: Mathematics and Scientific Representation, Oxford University Press, 2012. In August I will join Ohio State University as Associate Professor of Philosophy.