Barry Loewer

Barry Loewer
Professor II

PI for Investigating Philosophy of Cosmology

Contact Information
Office: Seminary 1 - 105\106
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Phone: (732) 932-6768
Homepage: http://rci.rutgers.edu/~loewer
Education
B.A., Amherst College; Ph.D., Stanford University
Speciality
Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Physics, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics, Philosophy Logic
Research and Professional Activities
My research is mostly in the metaphysical foundations of science,philosophy of physics, philosophical logic, and philosophy of mind. I am writing a book defending a broadly Lewisian conception of laws, chances, counterfactuals and causation. I am also working on the foundations of quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics, specifically on how objective probability figures in these theories. In philosophical logic I am working out probabilistic accounts of subjunctive and indicative conditionals. In philosophy of mind I have applied my somewhat deflated accounts of causation to the problem of mental causation.
Publications
On-Line Papers