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Summary: Philosophy of Science; Philosophy of Physics; Metaphysics of Science; Philosophy of Mathematics.
Juha has been at Leeds since 2007. He mainly works in general philosophy of science, with particular interest in: scientific realism; scientific and mathematical explanation; the nature of scientific theories and models.
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- General Philosophy of Science
- Philosophy of Physics
- Metaphysics of Science
- Philosophy of Mathematics
- Scientific Realism and the Quantum (2015-18, AHRC major research grant).
- Emergence and Laws of Nature (2014-15, Templeton Trust Fellowship)
- Explanation Beyond Causation, (co-edited with A. Reutlinger), Oxford University Press, exp. 2017.
- The Routledge Handbook of Scientific Realism (editor), Routledge, exp. 2017.
- The Continuum Companion to the Philosophy of Science (co-edited with S. French), Continuum Publishing, 2011.
- On Structural Foundations of Quantum Gravity, (co-edited with S. French and D. Rickles), Oxford University Press, 2006.
- Explanatory Abstractions, (with L. Jansson), British Journal for the Philosophy of Science (forthcoming).
- Dynamical Systems Theory and Explanatory Indispensability, Philosophy of Science (forthcoming).
- Symmetries and Explanatory Dependencies in Physics, (with S. French), Explanation Beyond Causation, A. Reutlinger & J. Saatsi (eds), Oxford University Press, 2017
- On the "Indispensable Explanatory Role" of Mathematics, Mind (forthcoming).
- What is theoretical progress of science?, Synthese, forthcoming.
- Replacing recipe realism, Synthese, First Online.
- Inference to the best explanation in science and metaphysics, Metaphysics and Philosophy of Science, M. Slater and Z. Yudell (eds), Oxford University Press, forthcoming.
- On explanations from "geometry of motion", British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, Advance Access.
- Historical inductions, old and new, Synthese, First Online.
- Models, Idealisations, and Realism, in Models and Inferences in Science, E. Ippoliti, et al. (eds), Springer, 2016.
- Structuralism with and without causation, Synthese, First Online.
- Inconsistency and realism, Synthese, 191, 2941-2955, 2014.
- Reassessing Woodward's account of explanation: regularities, counterfactuals, and non-causal explanations, (with M. Pexton), Philosophy of Science, 80, 613624, 2013.
- Mathematics and Program Explanations, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, 90, 579-84, 2012.
- Scientific Realism and Historical Evidence: Shortcomings of the Current State of Debate, EPSA Epistemology and Methodology of Science, Springer, 2012.
- Idealized models as inferentially veridical representations, Models, Simulations, and Representations,
C. Imbert & P. Humphreys (eds), Routledge, 2011.
- The enhanced indispensability argument: representational vs. explanatory role of mathematics in science, British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 62, 143-154, 2011.
- Miraculous Success: Inconsistency and Untruth in Kirchhoff's Diffraction Theory, (with P. Vickers) The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 62, 2946, 2011.
- Form vs. Content-driven Arguments for Realism, New Waves in Philosophy of Science, Palgrave, P.D. Magnus and J. Busch (eds), Palgrave Macmillan, 828, 2009.
- Living in Harmony: Nominalism and the Explanationist Argument for Realism, International Studies in the Philosophy of Science 21, 19-33, 2007.
- Reconsidering the Fresnel-Maxwell case study', Studies in History and Philosophy of Science 36, 509-38, 2005.
- Ramseyfication and Theoretical Content, (with J. Melia) The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science, 57, 561-85, 2006.
I am especially keen to supervise research students working in the following areas:
- Scientific realism/anti-realism
- Scientific and mathematical explanation
- Metaphysics of science (laws of nature, causation, reduction)
- Issues connected to the role of mathematics and models in science
- Selected issues in philosophy of physics
- Simon Newey, 'Realism, Probability, and Quantum Mechanics', (2015 ; co-supervised with S. French)
- Douglas Earl, 'Modelling Interactions in QED', (2015 ; co-supervised with S. French)
- Jordan Bartol, 'Philosophical perspectives on proteins' (201215; co-supervised with G. Radick)
- Vasiliki Nassiopoulou, 'Supervenience and the ontology of spacetime' (201011; co-supervised with S. French).
- Dave Race, 'Applicability of mathematics' (201014 ; co-supervised with S. French).
- Mark Pexton, 'Non-causal explanation in science' (200913).