Christopher John Dorst
Ph.D. candidate at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Harvard Appointment Dates: August 25th, 2016 - May 30th, 2017
Research Interests: Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Physics, Metaphysics, History of Analytic Philosophy
Purpose of Harvard visit: To develop a reductionist theory of laws of nature in the Best Systems tradition, with a focus on explaining why creatures like us should be interested in the laws by investigating certain pragmatic features that they possess.