K. Brad Wray

Topic description: 
  • "Realism and anti-realism, and the nature of scientific knowledge"
  • Kuhn was one of the 20th century's most influential and revolutionary science philosophers.
  • How does age affect the creativity and productivity of scientists
  • Holism and individualism
  • Collaboration in Science
Biography: 

Education: Ph.D., University of Western Ontario. 
Specializations: philosophy of science, epistemology and science studies, especially the social epistemology of science, Thomas Kuhn, anti-realism, and collective intentionality.
Selected publications:

  • (2011) Kuhn's Evolutionary Social Epistemology.  Cambridge University Press.
  • (forthcoming)  "Epistemic Privilege and the Success of Science," Nous
  • (2010)  "Selection and Predictive Success," Erkenntnis, Vol. 72: (3), 365-377.
  • (2007) "Kuhnian Revolutions Revisited." Synthese, Vol. 158: (1), 61-73.
  • (2003) "Is Science Really a Young Man's Game?," Social Studies of Science, Vol. 33: (1), 137-149.
  • (2002) "The Epistemic Significance of Collaborative Research," Philosophy of Science, Vol. 69: (1), 150-168.
  • (2001) "Collective Belief and Acceptance," Synthese, Vol. 129: (3),