James Owen Weatherall

James Owen Weatherall is Professor of Logic and Philosophy of Science at the University of California, Irvine, where he is also a member of the the Center for Cosmology and the Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences. His main research interests concern the philosophy of cosmology, general philosophy of science, and the mathematical and conceptual foundations of classical and quantum field theories. He is the author of The Physics of Wall Street (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013), Void: The Strange Physics of Nothing (Yale University Press, 2016), and The Misinformation Age: How False Beliefs Spread, with Cailin O’Connor (Yale University Press, 2019); and he is currently working on two books, including The Aim and Structure of Cosmological Theory, with Chris Smeenk, which is under contract with Oxford University Press.  He has been a visiting fellow at the Pittsburgh Center for Philosophy of Science; Clare Hall, Cambridge; the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science, at the London School of Economics; the School of Philosophy at the Australian National University; and the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy.


UC Irvine Department of Logic and Philosophy of Science

UC Irvine Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences

UC Irvine Center for Cosmology

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