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								Timothy D.																 Lyons

Timothy D. Lyons

Chair of the Department of Philosophy
Professor of Philosophy
(317) 278-7768
CA 333A

Publications

Publications

Books

Scientific Realism: Elements in the Philosophy of Science. Forthcoming. Cambridge University Press.

Contemporary Scientific Realism: The Challenge from the History of Science. Edited with Peter Vickers. 2021. Oxford University Press.

Recent Themes in the Philosophy of Science: Scientific Realism and Commonsense. Edited with Steve Clarke. 2002. Springer.

Articles

History and the Contemporary Scientific Realism Debate. With Peter Vickers. 2021.In Timothy D. Lyons and Peter Vickers (eds.), Contemporary Scientific Realism: The Challenge from the History of Science, Oxford University Press, 1-7.

Systematicity theory meets Socratic scientific realism: the systematic quest for truth. 2019. Synthese 196 (3): 833-861.

Four Challenges to Epistemic Scientific Realism—and the Socratic Alternative. 2018. Spontaneous Generations 9 (1): 146-150.

Epistemic Selectivity, Historical Threats, and the Non-Epistemic Tenets of Scientific Realism. 2017. Synthese 194 (9): 3203-3219.

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 Science 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.

Axiological Scientific Realism and Methodological Prescription. 2012. In Henk W. de Regt and Stephan Hartmann (eds.), EPSA Philosophy of Science: Amsterdam 2009, Springer, 187–197.

The Problem of Deep Competitors and the Pursuit of Epistemically Utopian Truths. 2011. Journal for General Philosophy of Science 42 (2): 317–338.

Criteria for Attributing Predictive Responsibility in the Scientific Realism Debate: Deployment, Essentiality, Belief, Retention … 2009. Human Affairs 19 (2): 138-152.

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 and Timothy D. Lyons (eds.), Recent Themes in the Philosophy of Science: Scientific Realism and Commonsense, Springer, 63–90.

Introduction: Scientific Realism and Commonsense. With Steve Clarke. 2002. In Steve Clarke and Timothy D. Lyons (eds.), Recent Themes in the Philosophy of Science: Scientific Realism and Commonsense, Springer, ix-xiii.

Education

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Melbourne, Australia, 2002
  • B.A., summa cum laude, University of Colorado, Denver, 1997

Awards

Awards

-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.

Service

Service

Academic Interests

Academic Interests

Philosophy of science, especially the epistemic status of scientific theories, the aims of scientific inquiry, the nature of theory change, and methodology.

Location

Location:
CA 333A