I received my Ph.D. from Boston University and joined the department in 2005. Additionally, I am an active member of the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology research group. Research Interests Recently, I’ve been concentrating in three areas: o Early Modern Natural Philosophy, specifically the debates concerning the relative merits of the Cartesian and Newtonian worldviews o History of the Philosophy of Science, specifically the process by which philosophy of science formed as a sub-discipline of philosophy o Axiology, specifically exploring the viability of a value calculus compatible with the formal axiology of Robert S. Hartman
It's a Simple Game, Really, Soccer and Philosophy: Beautiful Thoughts on the Beautiful Game (2010)
Using Kinesthetic Activities to Teach Ptolemaic and Copernican Retrograde Motion, Science and Education (2010)
This paper describes a method for teaching planetary retrograde motion, and the Ptolemaic and Copernican...
Killing One to Save Five: A Test of Two Hartman-Style Value Calculuses, Journal of Formal Axiology (2008)
The Origins of Mass Warfare: A System Dynamics Approach, Computer-based Management of Complex Systems: Proceedings of the 1989 International Conference of the System Dynamics Society (1989)
People of different nations often meet with the intent of destroying each other with technology...