Alberto Cordero

Alberto Cordero

Research Interests

  • Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Physics, Philosophical History of Science


  • M.Phil. Cambridge
  • M.Sc. Oxford
  • Ph.D. University of Maryland

Courses Recently Taught

  • Naturalism in Contemporary Philosophy of Science (Fall 2014, Spring 2014)
  • Scientific Realism Today (Spring 2011)
  • Philosophy of Science (Spring 2012)

Representative Publications

  • “Selecting the Next Generation.” Axiomathes, 30 (2020): 667-683. Online DOI 10.1007/s10516-020-09513-8. 

  • “Philosophers Look at Quantum Mechanics,” in A. Cordero (Ed.) Philosophers Look at Quantum Mechanics. Editor. Springer: Synthese Library (2019): 1-16.. 

  • “Retention, Truth-Content and Selective Realism. In Evandro Agazzi (ed.), Scientific Realism: Objectivity and Truth in Science. Cham: Springer Nature (2017): 245-256.  

  • “Pragmatism: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly,” in Gerhard Heinzmann (Ed.), Pragmatism and the Practical Turn in the Philosophy of the Sciences. Santarcangelo di Romagna: Franco Angeli Edizioni (2015): 26-39.  

  • “Naturalism and Scientific Realism,” in Reflections on Naturalism (J.I. Galparsoro & A. Cordero, eds.). Boston: Sense Publishers (2013): 61-84 

  • “Conversations across Meaning Variance.” Science & Education (Vol. 22, 2013): 1305-1313.  

  • “Explanatory Elucidation and Scientific Realism,” in Representation and Explanation in the Sciences, E. Agazzi (ed.). Milano: Franco Angeli (2013): 70-90. Also published in Epistemologia (XXXV, 2012): 59-70. 

  • “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). 

  • “Scientific Culture and Public Education”, in Science & Education, December, 2000. 

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