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Alberto Cordero
Campus Affiliation: Graduate Center
Degrees/Diplomas: M.Phil. Cambridge; M.Sc. Oxford; Ph.D. University of Maryland
Research Interests
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Philosophy of Physics
  • Philosophical history of science

Courses Recently Taught

  • Scientific Realism Today (Spring 2011)
  • Philosophy of Science (core) (Spring 2008, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003)
  • Science's Realism and its Critics (Spring 2007)
  • Philosophy and Biology (Fall 2003)
  • Science and Philosophy (Fall 2002)
  • Philosophical Cosmology (Spring 2002)

Representative Publications

"Contemporary Nativism, Scientific Texture, and the Moral Limits of Free Inquiry". Philosophy of Science 72 (2005): 1220-1231.

"Are GRW Tails as Bad as They Say?", in Philosophy of Science S66 (1999).

"Physics and the Underdetermination Thesis: Some Lessons from Quantum Theory". Invited Paper: in Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy, S. Dawson (Managing Editor). Boston: Federation Internationale de Societes de Philosophie & Boston University, 2000.

"Scientific Culture and Public Education", in Science & Education, December, 2000.

"Realism and Underdetermination: Some Clues From the Practices-Up". Philosophy of Science, S68 (2001).

Collection: Philosophy and the Origin and Evolution of the Universe. Includes critical introduction by editors. With E. Agazzi. Dordrecht: Synthese Library, Kluwer, 1991.