James Owen Weatherall

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Professor, Logic & Philosophy of Science
School of Social Sciences
B.A., Harvard College, 2005, Physics and Philosophy
M.A., Harvard University, 2005, Physics
Ph.D., Stevens Institute of Technology, 2009, Physics and Mathematical Science
M.F.A., Fairleigh Dickinson University, 2010, Creative Writing
Ph.D., University of California, Irvine, 2012, Philosophy (LPS)
Phone: (949) 824-6656
Email: weatherj@uci.edu
University of California, Irvine
3151 Social Science Plaza A
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Philosophy of Physics, Philosophy of Science, Mathematical Physics, Philosophy of Economics
Research Abstract
My interests include topics in philosophy of science and in the mathematical and conceptual foundations of physics. Most recently I have been working on several projects in the philosophy of cosmology and on modeling the persistence and spread of false beliefs in evidence-rich environments.
The Misinformation Age: How False Beliefs Spread, with Cailin O'Connor. New Haven: Yale University Press (2019)
Void: The Strange Physics of Nothing. New Haven: Yale University Press (2016).
The Physics of Wall Street: A Brief History of Predicting the Unpredictable. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2013).
The Everett Papers Project, edited with J. Barrett and P. Byrne. UCIspace@The Libraries. (2011)
Professional Societies
American Philosophical Association
Philosophy of Science Association
American Physical Society
Foundational Questions Institute
American Association for the Advancement of Science
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