Chris Smeenk is Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Western University, and Director of the Rotman Institute of Philosophy. His research focuses on scientific method and the structure of our knowledge in physics: what is the structure and content of physical theories, how are theories evaluated and justified, and how are they extended and refined? He has tackled these general issues through the detailed study of space-time physics, focusing primarily on episodes of significant theory change ranging from Newton’s Principia to contemporary cosmology.
Western University Department of Philosophy
Rotman Institute of Philosophy