Dr Morrison works on topics in the philosophy of science (evidence, holism, scientific realism) and in naturalised epistemology (reasoning / inference, psychologism, methodological debates).
He is currently writing about logical and mathematical knowledge, about perception and hallucination, and about the philosophical aesthetics of electronic dance music.Find out more
Dr Morrison would be delighted to discuss the possibility of supervising PhD students who have interests in any of the following areas:
- General Philosophy of Science
- Anything to do with evidence (prediction, confirmation, explanation), pragmatic features of theory choice (‘loveliness’ etc.), (ir)rationality of science, holism.
- Scientific realisms: abundance-theories vs. minimalism, fictionalism and Inference to the Best Explanation.
- Science as social knowledge.
- ‘Scientism’ and anti-science attitudes.
- Natural kinds and social kinds.
- Philosophy of Mind and Psychology
- Mental fictionalism / eliminativism
- Inference and reasoning
- Quine, Naturalism and Naturalised Epistemology
- Quine’s naturalism, Quine’s holism, Quine’s criterion of ontological commitment
- Indispensability arguments
- (Anti-)psychologism in philosophy, in epistemology, in logic.
- Philosophical methods: a priori knowledge, intuitions.
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