P.D. Magnus

P.D. Magnus

Department of Philosophy

PhD., UC San Diego

P.D. Magnus

His areas of research include philosophy of science, the philosophy of art and music, the epistemology of technology (Wikipedia and AI), and pragmatism. His work in the philosophy of science, motivated by a falliblist but non-sceptical conception of scientific knowledge, has addressed topics like the underdetermination of theory by data, natural kinds, and values in science. He regularly teaches courses in philosophy of science, logic, epistemology, pragmatism, and philosophy of art.

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A Philosophy of Cover Songs. Open Book Publishers. 2022.

Scientific Enquiry and Natural Kinds: From Planets to Mallards. Palgrave Macmillan. 2012.

Popular music and art-interpretive injustice (with Evan Malone). Inquiry. 2024.

William James on risk, efficacy, and evidentialism. Episteme. 2022.

Why novel prediction matters (with Heather Douglas). Studies in History and Philosophy of Science. 2013.

On trusting WikipediaEpisteme. 2009.