-Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), United Kingdom: Large Scale Forty-Two Month Research Grant with Dr. Peter Vickers, Durham U.K., Contemporary Scientific Realism and the Challenge from the History of Science , 2014-2018;
-Distinguished Faculty Award, Outstanding Tenured/Tenure-Track, Indiana University School of Liberal Arts, 2016
-Indiana University Overseas Conference Fund (OFC) Grant (for symposium and paper presentation at theEuropean Philosophy of Science Association Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands) 2009;
-Indiana University Overseas Conference Fund (OFC) Grant (for paper presentation at the 13th International Congress of Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science, Beijing, China) 2007;
-Indiana University SLA Summer Research Grant 2004;
-Melbourne International Postgraduate Research Scholarship 1998-2002;
-Melbourne Research Scholarship 1998-2002;
-Melbourne Postgraduate Overseas Research Scholarship (for research at Kings College London) 2000.
Scientific Realism. Elements. (Cambridge University Press, under contract).
Contemporary Scientific Realism: Challenge from the History of Science, edited w/P. Vickers, (Oxford University Press, under contract).
Recent Themes in the Philosophy of Science: Scientific Realism and Commonsense, edited w/S. Clarke, (Springer Publishing, 2002).
-Articles in The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science (Oxford University Press), Philosophy of Science(University of Chicago Press), Erkenntnis: An International Journal of Analytic Philosophy (Kluwer Academic Publishers), International Studies in Philosophy of Science (Routledge Press); Human Affairs: A Postdisciplinary Journal for Humanities and Social Sciences: Contemporary Philosophy of Science: Scientific Realism and Beyond (Versita Press); Studies in History and Philosophy of Science (Elsevier Publishing); Synthese: An International Journal for Epistemology, Methodology and Philosophy of Science (Springer Publishing);Journal for General Philosophy of Science (Springer Publishing); Spontaneous Generations (University of Toronto); Chapters in Recent Themes in the Philosophy of Science (Studies in History and Philosophy of Science, Vol. 17), Proceedings of the European Philosophy of Science Association (Epistemology & Philosophy of Science, Springer Publishing), and Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Science (Oxford University Press).
Links to Select Publications
Recent Themes in the Philosophy of Science: Scientific Realism and Commonsense. 2002. Springer.
Systematicity theory meets Socratic scientific realism: the systematic quest for truth. Forthcoming. Synthese
Four Challenges to Epistemic Scientific Realism—and the Socratic Alternative. Spontaneous Generations 9 (1): 146-150. 2018.
Epistemic Selectivity, Historical Threats, and the Non-Epistemic Tenets of Scientific Realism. Forthcoming. Synthese.
Scientific Realism. 2016. In Paul Humphreys (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the Philosophy of Science, Oxford University Press, 564-584.
Structural Realism versus Deployment Realism: A Comparative Evaluation. 2016. Studies in History and Philosophy of Sience Part A 59: 95–105.
A Historically Informed Modus Ponens against Scientific Realism: Articulation, Critique, and Restoration. 2013. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 27(4): 369–392.
The Problem of Deep Competitors and the Pursuit of Epistemically Utopian Truths. 2011. Journal for General Philosophy of Science 42(2): 317–338.
Axiological Scientific Realism and Methodological Prescription. 2012. In Henk W. de Regt (ed.), Epsa Philosophy of Science: Amsterdam 2009, Springer, 187–197.
Criteria for Attributing Predictive Responsibility in the Scientific Realism Debate: Deployment, Essentiality, Belief, Retention … 2009. Human Affairs 19(2).
Non-Competitor Conditions in the Scientific Realism Debate. 2009. International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 23(1): 65–84.
Scientific Realism and the Strategema de Divide et Impera. 2006. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 57(3): 537–560.
Inference to the Best Explanation, by Peter Lipton. 2006. British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 57 (1): 255–258.
Toward a Purely Axiological Scientific Realism. 2005. Erkenntnis 63(2): 167–204.
Explaining the Success of a Scientific Theory. 2003. Philosophy of Science 70(5): 891–901.
Scientific Realism and the Pessimistic Meta-Modus Tollens. 2002. In Steve Clarke & Timothy D. Lyons (eds.), Recent Themes in the Philosophy of Science: Scientific Realism and Commonsense, Springer, 63–90.
Scientific Realism and Commonsense. 2002. w/S Clarke. In Steve Clarke & Timothy D. Lyons (eds.), Recent Themes in the Philosophy of Science: Scientific Realism and Commonsense, Springer.
Philosophy of science, especially the epistemic status of scientific theories, the aims of scientific inquiry, the nature of theory change, and methodology.