Gordon Belot

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Gordon Belot

On Leave Fall 2014 and Winter 2015

Office Location(s): 2227 AH
Phone: 734.764.6285
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  • Fields of Study
    • Philosophy of Physics, Philosophy of Science
  • About

    Professor Belot's primary interests are in philosophy of physics, general philosophy of science, metaphysics, and epistemology. His book, Geometric Possibility, explores the feasibility of adapting standard accounts of physical possibility to provide an account of geometric possibility of the sort required by relationalism about space. Many of his papers are concerned with inter-theory relations in physics or with the interpretative, methodological, and metaphysical implications of symmetry principles, although his most recent papers are about confirmation theory and underdetermination considerations. Before joining the faculty at Michigan in 2008, he taught at Princeton University, New York University, and the University of Pittsburgh. He has held a post-doctoral fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council and fellowships from the National Science Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences.

  • Education
    • 1996, Ph.D., Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh
      1993, M.Sc., Mathematics, University of Toronto
      1991, B.Sc., Mathematics and Philosophy, University of Toronto
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